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Windows 2008 Active Directory and GPO created in Windows 2003

    Question

  • Hello,

    My organization is going to upgrade their AD to Windows 2008 AD.  I would like to know if I need to do GPO migration since all of the GPO created in Windows 2003 Active Directory.

    Thank you,
    Monday, December 07, 2009 5:27 PM

Answers

  • Not sure what exactly you mean by "GPO migration", but, in general, GPOs you created in Windows Server 2003-based AD will work as expected once you upgrade to Windows Server 2008-based AD. If you will be using Windows Server 2008 or Vista computers to manage your GPOs, then you might want to take advantage of their new functionality, such as Central Store or new ADMX templates, but neither of these is a requirement...

    hth
    Marcin
    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Friday, December 11, 2009 7:41 AM
    Monday, December 07, 2009 7:31 PM
  • Hi Nhan,

     

    You do not need to do GPO migration. The clients will still be fine with policies that were created in Windows Server 2003.

     

    Regards,

    Bruce

    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Friday, December 11, 2009 7:41 AM
    Tuesday, December 08, 2009 7:27 AM

All replies

  • Not sure what exactly you mean by "GPO migration", but, in general, GPOs you created in Windows Server 2003-based AD will work as expected once you upgrade to Windows Server 2008-based AD. If you will be using Windows Server 2008 or Vista computers to manage your GPOs, then you might want to take advantage of their new functionality, such as Central Store or new ADMX templates, but neither of these is a requirement...

    hth
    Marcin
    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Friday, December 11, 2009 7:41 AM
    Monday, December 07, 2009 7:31 PM
  • Hi Nhan,

     

    You do not need to do GPO migration. The clients will still be fine with policies that were created in Windows Server 2003.

     

    Regards,

    Bruce

    • Marked as answer by Bruce-Liu Friday, December 11, 2009 7:41 AM
    Tuesday, December 08, 2009 7:27 AM