Windows 2003, Build-Your-Own GPO. You have the power!

Discussion in 'Windows Server Systems' started by kcnychief, Jun 30, 2005.

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  1. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    So I was surfing through my GPO, and I was wondering about the opinion of others. So here is what I suggest...

    Each Wednesday I personally take the responsibility of starting a new thread, and people can weigh in on their opinions. I will post how I have each policy configured, and the floor will be open. For example, I would probably start with Computer Configuration, and then focus (the first week) on Software Settings. Incrementing each week. I have created a poll, the results of this poll will decide if I do it or not.

    I'm not trying to "Threadcrap", but I figure this should incur some interesting debates....
     
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  2. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    I'm game. I always like to read opinions. GPO is very powerful and it would be good for me to hear what others are doing (in case I'm not).
     
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    I will let this poll run through next Tuesday. Tuesday night, if the approval rate is over 75%, I will post the first new thread the following Wednesday. Just an FYI....
     
  4. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Of course, it doesn't need to be a new thread each and every time. We could have a Windows Server Group Policy thread and raise a new topic each week within that thread.

    A new thread each week might become too much for some.
     
  5. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, good point. I could do that, however towards the end the thread may get to be like 20-30 pages, and that may be long.

    If anyone comments, also comment on if you think we should do weekly threads or all one longggg thread.

    I figure, if we do weekly, we could also name the thread "Computer Configuration, Software Settings" etc. Easier to track things.
     
  6. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

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    I'm game. I think a new thread each week would work out better. Split threads are always easier and better to read
     
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  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Sounds great! I look forward to learning some new stuff from you guys. If you think it's easier to tag weekly threads, go for it. If you think a long thread might be more suitable, we can always start new ones when the existing ones get too long, sort of like what we already do for the Mozilla/Firefox/Thunderbird discussion and support thread.

    Go with whatever works better for you. :)
     
  8. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    We are on track to be above 75%, a little shocked there hasn't been more interest though :suprised:
     
  9. funky dredd

    funky dredd Moderator

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    Go for it.
     
  10. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    GPOs are fun and don't even need to be for just domain machines, alot of hidden options in there :)
     
  11. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Well the results are in, votes have been counted, and the people have spoken! W00000000t!

    I will be creating said threads, first one will be tomorrow. I'm actually building a fresh server right now. I'm going to call it OSNNSRV. :nervous:

    We can decide how to configure it together, maybe eventually I can setup VPN connections for all of you to connect in, muhahahahaha:laugh:
     
  12. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    I'm looking forward to some good old GPO discussion.
     
  13. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Great Idea, Kcnychief

    I will be there to learn.

    Can't wait, actually.

    Heeter
     
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  14. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    This has to be pushed back a few days, I'm incredibly behind on a few projects. I might push my "weekly updates" to the weekend. It will be up by Sunday and whichever day I post will be consistent week-to-week. Sorry kids!
     
  15. NetRyder

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    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Hi Nets,

    Would you say that this book might be for me, somewhat noob in the Win2003Server field, or is it for someone who knows 2003Server at an advanced level?

    I have no problems purchasing this book, but If I have to buy three others to understand this one, it would be futile.

    Thanks

    Heeter
     
  17. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    I don't know actually. As I said, I only saw it mentioned on a TechNet blog earlier today and remembered this thread. It does say for "All Levels" so I'm guessing you wouldn't need to be a pro to get something out of it.

    Maybe looking around for reviews might help. Even better would be to see if you can find it at a local bookstore...Barnes and Noble might carry it. That way you can flip through it and see if it's what you're looking for. :)
     
  18. Heeter

    Heeter Overclocked Like A Mother

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    Good Plan, Nets

    Drop by the Bookstore in the morning.

    I am soo looking forward for this thread.

    Heeter
     
  19. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    What is a GPO, just out of interest?
    Love it when you guys come out with all these tweaking stuff of OSes. Shame I have little time to play on anything other than XP (for the timebeing).
     
  20. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Group Policy, basically a set of rules that a machine that is specified in that policy has to adhere too, makes it easy to manage a domain rather than having to "tweak" each individual machine