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Regedit with Group Policy

By dwdino ·
Currently I have a couple of registry edits which I perform to increase the security of the network. The edits are performed in the following manner:

1) Changes are exported to .reg file
2) .reg file is placed in netlogon share
3) "run command on logon" in group policy is modified to contain "regedit.exe /s file.reg"
4) group policy is applied to all authenticated users

This accomplishes the task but is sloppy in my consideration.

Does anyone know of a way to apply registry edits through GP in a more 'sanitary' manner?

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by wburrows In reply to Regedit with Group Policy

Have you tried creating an .msi package with the registry edits? There is a free version of Wininstall Lite on the Windows 2000 server cd. Very handy for creating quick .msi packages. You could then assign the application in group policy.

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by Kinetechs In reply to Regedit with Group Policy

Hi there,
A large part of Group Policy is registry based. The templates (Administrative Templates) that help make up GP are stored in <%systemroot%>\inf folder...they have the .ADM extension. Open one up in Notepad and take a look. It's posible to create your own templates and add them to your GPOs. Take a look at this Microsoft whitepaper for all the details (http://www.microsoft.com/Windows2000/techinfo/howitworks/management/rbppaper.asp).

Cheers!
~Sean

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