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Insider Power Techniques for Microsoft® Windows® XP by Austin Wilson, Scott Andersen, Geoff Winslow, Paul McFedries

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Implementing Group Policies with Windows XP

Group policies are settings that control how Windows XP works. You can use them to customize the Windows XP interface, restrict access to certain areas, specify security settings, and much more.

Group policies are used mostly by system administrators who want to make sure that novice users don’t have access to dangerous tools (such as the Registry Editor), or who want to ensure a consistent computing experience across multiple machines. Group policies also are ideally suited to situations in which multiple uses share a single computer. However, group policies are also useful on single-user standalone machines, as you’ll see throughout this book.

Working with Group Policies

You implement group policies by ...

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