Creating a GPO for Up-Level Clients


Note: Up-level clients have Windows Vista/Server 2008 or newer 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 Up-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\Windows Components\Windows Error Reporting:
      • Disable Windows Error Reporting: Disabled
      • Prevent display of the user interface for critical errors: Enabled
      • Do not send additional data: Disabled
      • Do not throttle additional data: Enabled
    • Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Error Reporting\Advanced Error Reporting Settings:

      • Configure Corporate Windows Error Reporting: Enabled

        Corporate server name: FQDN of collector clients will be crashing to

        Connect using SSL: Checked (if applicable)

        Server port: 443 (or alternate port being used)

    • Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Error Reporting\Consent:

      • Configure Default consent: Enabled

        Consent level: Send all data

Configure a WMI filter for Up-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 Up-Level Client Filter
    • Description: Filter for GPO settings applied to up-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 "6.0%" OR Version like "6.1%" OR Version like "6.2%" OR Version like "6.3%" OR Version like "10%")