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Group Policy in Vista adds hundreds of settings, giving administrators more control than ever over users and computers. Some of these settings pertain to Vista's new features, and others add more control over features that were carried over from XP.
Let's look at what you can do with some of the more interesting new Group Policy settings in Vista. You can download a spreadsheet containing all of the Group Policy settings for computer and user configuration that are included in the administrative template files that ship with Vista from the Microsoft Web site. Note that administrative template files in Vista use a new XML-based file format (.ADMX).
Debra Littlejohn Shinder, MCSE, MVP is a technology consultant, trainer, and writer who has authored a number of books on computer operating systems, networking, and security. Deb is a tech editor, developmental editor, and contributor to over 20 additional books on subjects such as the Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 MCSE exams, CompTIA Security+ exam, and TruSecure's ICSA certification.