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Edit GPO 2008R2 with GPMC 2012R2

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  • Hi,

    I wonder if there is a downside to edit domain 2008r2 GPOs with GPMC on a member server 2012R2.

    I need the GPP for IE11, and the easiest way is to use a 2012 GPMC, but i don't want to corrupt the other GPO template...

    Thanks.

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 9:39 AM

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  • Let me clarify!

    So you want to mange GPP from windows 2012 R2 with GPMC installed ? - in 2008 domain

    There wont be any issues by configuring the policy in 2012.

    Windows Server 208 R2 cannot set GPO preferences for IE 9 and above. It's just not supported.

    Refer this thread : https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/fb6ff7a5-d8e5-4f6f-b964-1b79da6d8dea/ie-11-group-policy-and-windows-server-2008?forum=winserverGP


    Devaraj G | Technical solution architect

    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 5:02 PM
  • Hi,

    Yes, we could only edit the settings within the Preferences section for IE10 and 11 using a computer running Windows 8 or Server 2012 or newer with RSAT installed.

    Note: Internet Explorer 10 policy also applies to Internet Explorer 11 as well (in the XML policy files you can see that it is valid to all IE versions from 10.0.0.0 to 99.0.0.0).

    Besides, you could refer to the following workaround:

    How to Manage GPP settings for IE10+ clients on windows 2008R2 DC

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/asiatech/archive/2014/05/13/how-to-manage-gpp-settings-for-ie10-clients-on-windows-2008r2-dc.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Thursday, May 5, 2016 8:19 AM
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  • Thanks for the answers.

    I think I'll install a 2012 server and manage all GPOs from this server.
    I'm going to test the XML trick to see if it works.

    Regards.

    Anthony

    Monday, May 9, 2016 1:39 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for sharing you current progress.

    Feel free to let me know if you have any further questions.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Tuesday, May 10, 2016 1:53 AM
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