I have configured my first GPOs utilizing Preferences for the first time. None of my XP computers are implementing the Preferences. Are Preferences compatible with XP?
XP out of the box does not support Group Policy Preferences. You will need to install Windows Update 943729 and install it on your XP machines. You can use WSUS or SCCM if you like. Once this update is installed, the XP machines will recognize Group Policy Preferences. Chapter 5 in Jeremys book is exclusively dedicated to the subject of Group Policy Preferences.
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But we encourage you to join us at LinkedIn in the “GPO Stuff” group.
Jeremy is regular there, and there is a reasonable system to prevent junk posts.
In all, we think it’s the right place to go for Group Policy-specific questions.
It’s a private group, but just JOIN it, and the owner should approve your request.
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-Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP