Grouppolicies for Server 2008 and Server 2012 in one central store

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  • Hi,

    first I want to describe the current landscape we have:
    We are using a Terminal Server environement with Citrix. Our DCs are 2008 R2 and so are the Terminal Servers.

    Now we want to have a new citrix implementation based on 2012 R2 and Windows 8, but the domain should stay on 2008 R2.

    So I downloaded GPOs for Windows 8 and Server 2012. I got three szenarios now:
    There are GPOs which are obviously the same in name and size - I would replace them in the central store with the "old" 2008 ones.
    There are GPOs which are not available in the central store - I would copy them to the central store.

    The third scenario drives me nuts: There are GPOs which are named identically, but they don't have the same size - they are different.
    What will happen if I copy those W2012 GPOs to the Central Store? Will it effect the working infrastructure with the 2008 Servers? 

    I hope you understand my question,

    cheers and thanks in advance


    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:16 PM