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IE8 Group Policy with Windows Server 2003 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is it possible to configure and use the new policy objects for IE8 using windows server 2003?  I am implementing IE8 and would like to contol setting via GP.  Will all the new polocy object be available?  If not, is it a standard IE8 install on the DC to avail these objects?  Any help would be appreciated. 
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:33 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

     ADM and ADMX files are templates for the policy that are only used by the system editing the GPO. Once the GPO has been configured the registry keys can deployed to any version of the OS. You can use a single Windows Vista/7/2008/2008 R2 to create and edit the GPO using the ADMX and then link the GPO to apply to Windows 2003/XP or later systems.

     

    Thanks,

    Guy

    • Proposed as answer by G Johansson Wednesday, September 8, 2010 4:55 PM
    • Marked as answer by Brent Hu Monday, September 13, 2010 8:02 AM
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 4:19 PM
  • So my option is to upgrade to server 2008?


    Yes, the best way to proceed is to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 /2008 R2

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by Brent Hu Monday, September 13, 2010 8:03 AM
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 4:21 PM
  • As Guy wrote, you need either a Windows 2008 R2 server or a Windows 7 client in order to configure the I8 group policy settings. In stead of upgrading your w2k3 server to 2k8 R2, add a Windows 7 client to your domain, install the RSAT (for win7) and enable group policy management console.

    Then use the Win7 client to configure, update or create new GPOs. Even those for your W2k3 server. You can get RSAT here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d&displayLang=en

    These are the steps to install it:

    1. On a computer that is running Windows 7, download the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 package from the Microsoft Download Center.

    2. Open the folder into which the package downloaded, and double-click the package to unpack it, and then start the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Setup Wizard.

    Important: You must accept the License Terms and Limited Warranty to start to install the Administration Tools pack.

    3. Complete all the steps that you must follow by the wizard, and then click Finish to exit the wizard when installation is completed.

    4. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Programs.

    5. In the Programs and Features area, click Turn Windows features on or off.

    6. If you are prompted by User Account Control to enable the Windows Features dialog box to open, click Continue.

    7. In the Windows Features dialog box, expand Remote Server Administration Tools.

    8. Select the remote management tools that you want to install.

    9. Click OK.

    hope that helps,

    Gunter

    • Marked as answer by Brent Hu Monday, September 13, 2010 8:02 AM
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 4:36 PM
  • An important part is that after you start using RSAT and the new Group Policy Management tool on Windows 7/Windows Server 2008/R2 you need to stop modifying gpo's anywhere else or you will mess them up.
    If you are alone doing this use a management station for this so you always use it from the same place.
    If you are more make sure you are on same level of MGT tools!
    -- G Johansson http://GPfaq.se
    • Marked as answer by Brent Hu Monday, September 13, 2010 8:02 AM
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 5:15 PM

All replies

  • There is no ADM files for Internet Explorer 8. There is only ADMX files for it.

    It is for that there is no way to add administrative templates for IE8 on Windows 2003 (ADMX files are not supported).

    I recommand to you to have a look to these ADM files for IE7, they should help:

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=11ab3e81-6462-4fda-8ee5-fcb8264c44b1&DisplayLang=en

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918238

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    • Proposed as answer by Mr XMVP Wednesday, September 8, 2010 4:56 PM
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:48 PM
  • So my option is to upgrade to server 2008?
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 4:13 PM
  • Hi,

     ADM and ADMX files are templates for the policy that are only used by the system editing the GPO. Once the GPO has been configured the registry keys can deployed to any version of the OS. You can use a single Windows Vista/7/2008/2008 R2 to create and edit the GPO using the ADMX and then link the GPO to apply to Windows 2003/XP or later systems.

     

    Thanks,

    Guy

    • Proposed as answer by G Johansson Wednesday, September 8, 2010 4:55 PM
    • Marked as answer by Brent Hu Monday, September 13, 2010 8:02 AM
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 4:19 PM
  • So my option is to upgrade to server 2008?


    Yes, the best way to proceed is to upgrade to Microsoft Windows Server 2008 /2008 R2

     


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    • Marked as answer by Brent Hu Monday, September 13, 2010 8:03 AM
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 4:21 PM
  • As Guy wrote, you need either a Windows 2008 R2 server or a Windows 7 client in order to configure the I8 group policy settings. In stead of upgrading your w2k3 server to 2k8 R2, add a Windows 7 client to your domain, install the RSAT (for win7) and enable group policy management console.

    Then use the Win7 client to configure, update or create new GPOs. Even those for your W2k3 server. You can get RSAT here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=7d2f6ad7-656b-4313-a005-4e344e43997d&displayLang=en

    These are the steps to install it:

    1. On a computer that is running Windows 7, download the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 package from the Microsoft Download Center.

    2. Open the folder into which the package downloaded, and double-click the package to unpack it, and then start the Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 Setup Wizard.

    Important: You must accept the License Terms and Limited Warranty to start to install the Administration Tools pack.

    3. Complete all the steps that you must follow by the wizard, and then click Finish to exit the wizard when installation is completed.

    4. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Programs.

    5. In the Programs and Features area, click Turn Windows features on or off.

    6. If you are prompted by User Account Control to enable the Windows Features dialog box to open, click Continue.

    7. In the Windows Features dialog box, expand Remote Server Administration Tools.

    8. Select the remote management tools that you want to install.

    9. Click OK.

    hope that helps,

    Gunter

    • Marked as answer by Brent Hu Monday, September 13, 2010 8:02 AM
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 4:36 PM
  • An important part is that after you start using RSAT and the new Group Policy Management tool on Windows 7/Windows Server 2008/R2 you need to stop modifying gpo's anywhere else or you will mess them up.
    If you are alone doing this use a management station for this so you always use it from the same place.
    If you are more make sure you are on same level of MGT tools!
    -- G Johansson http://GPfaq.se
    • Marked as answer by Brent Hu Monday, September 13, 2010 8:02 AM
    Wednesday, September 8, 2010 5:15 PM
  • I have a clarification, If i repalce the exesting admx file with the new will effect the already created group policys.

    Please suggest. 

    Monday, August 1, 2011 10:45 AM