This running list categorizes best practices for Group Policy Preferences.
Group Policy Files:
- Normally, an update will create a file if it doesn’t exist and replace it if it does exist. In Files, this is not the case. An Update simply updates the file attributes (not the file itself). If you wish to create the file if it doesn’t exist and to replace it if it does exist, choose the replace option.
- To copy all of the files in a single folder, ensure that your source ends with a \* and that your destination ends with a \
Group Policy Printers:
- Delete: To prevent computers from generating Event Log errors, set preference to Apply Once and Do Not Reapply. Also configure a Item Level Target to the printer’s location in the registry. This can either be HKLM or HKCU.
IE 8 Compatibility view allows web sites designed for previous versions of Internet Explorer to display correctly in IE 8 as well. The fastest way to enable it for a single page is by clicking the broken page icon at the end of the address bar. To access all settings, click Compatibility View settings on the Tools menu of IE 8. You can add specific web sites, by typing the web site URL in the Add this website: text box and click the Add button.
Services are applications that run in the background. They can start up on boot or when required and can run independently of the logged on users. The main tools that you can use when managing services are the Services Console (Services.msc), the Task Manager, the Sc.exe command line utility, and Group Policies. To troubleshoot services during startup use the msconfig utility.
The services console lists all services and provides information about each service such as, logon details, state, etc. To start the Service consoles type services in the Start search text box and click the Services link under programs.