Windows XP's Local Group Policy is a handy way to create specific desktop configurations on stand-alone or workgroup systems. It doesn't however, let you create user-specific configurations, which can be helpful on machines used by multiple users.
Luckily, Microsoft introduced a feature in Windows 7 and Vista that does. The Multiple Local Group Policy allows you to create different policies for different users. During this week's TR Dojo episode, I explain how the Multiple Local Group Policy system works and show you what it can do.
Check out the following TR Dojo episodes for more Group Policy tips and tricks:
- Set the PowerShell execution policy via Group Policy
- Configure wireless network settings via Group Policy
- Lock down Windows 7 to run only specified applications
- Control users' temporary Internet files and browser history
For those who prefer text to video, click the View Transcript link below the video player window or check out Greg Shultz's article, "Explore the benefits of the Multiple Local Group Policy feature in Windows 7," on which this video is based.
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.