Chapter 5: Group Policy Preferences

Take a look at Figure 5-1. You’ll see the Preferences node in the Group Policy editor.

You might be thinking to yourself, “Preferences? What’s a preference? I thought this whole book was on Group Policy, so why is there a node called Preferences?”

And others might be thinking, “I’ve been using Group Policy for a long time, and never saw that Preferences node. Where did it come from and what do I download to start using it?”

Preferences are a relatively new part of the Group Policy world we’ve come to know, love, and inhabit.

Recall that a Client-Side Extension (CSE) is a way to “do more stuff” with Group Policy. Windows XP does more stuff than Windows 2000, and Windows Vista does more stuff than Windows XP, ...

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