Updated: January 27, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

This GPO is authored by using the Windows Firewall and IP Security Policies sections in the GPO editing tools. The User Configuration section of the GPO is disabled. It is intended to only apply to server computers that are running Windows Server 2003.

Because so many of the settings and rules for this GPO are common to those in the GPO for Windows XP, you can save time by exporting the IP Security Policies part of the GPO for Windows XP, and importing it the policy for Windows Server 2003. The firewall part of the GPO must be recreated by hand. Alternatively, you can copy the whole GPO for Windows XP, paste it as a new GPO in the Group Policy Objects container, and then change only the following items here:

  • The Woodgrove Bank GPO for Windows Server 2003 is currently identical to the GPO for Windows XP. 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. The registry entry settings in the GPO for Windows XP must also be duplicated in this GPO.

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