Creating a GPO for Down-Level Clients


Note: Down-level clients have Windows Server 2003/Windows XP or older Operating Systems.

Creating the GPO

  1. Open Group Policy Management Console.
  2. Browse to the Group Policy Objects node of the domain being configured. Right click, and select New. Name the GPO something appropriate, ie: ETD Down-Level Client Configuration.
  3. Right click on the newly created GPO, and select Edit
  4. In Group Policy Management Editor, configure the following settings.

    • Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Internet Communication Management\Internet Communication Settings:
      • Turn off Windows Error Reporting: Disabled
    • Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Error Reporting\

      • Configure Error Reporting: Enabled

        Corporate upload file path: Enter the fully qualified network path of the Collector’s file share that was created during deployment (ex: \\site-collector.yourdomain.com\XP_Cabs)

      • Display Error Notification: Disabled

Configure a WMI filter for Down-Level Clients

Note: This is only required if environments have both down-level and up-level clients.

  1. Create a WMI filter for the policy to separate up-level and down-level Client policies. Right-Click on WMI Filters, and select "New…”. Enter the information below:
    • Name: ETD Down-Level Client Filter
    • Description: Filter for GPO settings applied to down-level clients in the ETD system
  2. In the New WMI Filter window, select the Add button, and provide the following filter parameters:
    • Namespace: root\CIMv2
    • Query: select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (Version like "5.2%" OR Version like "5.1%")