Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

This GPO is authored by using the IP Security Policies sections in the GPO editing tools. Windows 2000 Server does not have a built-in firewall. Therefore this guide does not discuss creating firewall policies for that version of Windows.

The basic policy settings for Windows Server 2003 and Windows 2000 Server are identical. Therefore you can save time by copying the whole GPO for Windows Server 2003, paste it as a new GPO in the Group Policy Objects container, and then change only the items that must be different as discussed here:

  • The Woodgrove Bank GPO for Windows 2000 Server is currently identical to the GPO for Windows Server 2003. However, a separate GPO is maintained so that if any differences are required in the future, they are easy to add to only the correct set of computers.

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