Sunday, March 9, 2008

Windows Server 2008 GPO settings on 2003/XP

Greetings,

I was testing out the new feature of mapping drive letters and setting environment variables with Windows Server 2008 GPO's and found the following items are required for this to work on Windows Server 2003 and XP systems:

Windows Server 2003 Client Side Extensions for Windows Server 2003: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=BFE775F9-5C34-44D0-8A94-44E47DB35ADD&displaylang=en

Windows XP Client Side Extensions for Windows XP: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=e60b5c8f-d7dc-4b27-a261-247ce3f6c4f8&displaylang=en

NOTE: These updates can be integrated in to Windows source files by specifying the executable name with a /integrate: switch. You can also silently install the package using the /quiet mode setup switch.

...and here is a brilliant post on more detail: http://www.windowsecurity.com/articles/Group-Policy-related-changes-Windows-Server-2008-Part1.html

Cheers!

p.s. I wish they made an MSI :(

1 comment:

  1. This anoying message comes every time you tried to add another DC in 2008 with DNS to an existing one.
    You are not a lone. Acroding to trainsignal trainer you should just ignore it and click yes to continue.

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