I have configured my first GPO’s 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 Jeremy’s book (third edition, with the gear cover) is exclusively dedicated to the subject of Group Policy Preferences.