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Managing Windows 8 via GPO in Windows 2008R2 domain

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We currrently have a large windows 2008R2 domain, i have been asked to look at managing Windows 8 clients in preperation of the Business requesting the new wave of devices.

I cant seem to find much around the management of them in a 2008R2 domain

Has anyone currently got these devices under managerment, are there any extensions required to apply GPO's etc.

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You will want to copy the windows 8/Server 2012 c:\windows\policydefinitions to your central policy store, then you can use the group policy editor as per normal or ideally use a windows 8 machine with the RSAT tools to manage the Group Policies that Windows 7/Vista/Server 2008 don't know how to handle.
. http://sdmsoftware.com/gpmc/managing-group-policy-in-a-windows-8-world/
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Just to add-on to what Ve3ofa posted which is right now point, here is a link which listed what has been added to the Windows 8 / Windows 2012 GP settings: http://geekswithblogs.net/KeithMayer/archive/2012/09/17/updated-group-policy-settings-reference-for-windows-server-2012-and.aspx
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