Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012
Group Policy includes the Registry preference extension. For computers or users, this extension allows you to:
Copy multiple registry settings from a computer and apply those settings to other computers.
Create, replace, or delete an individual registry value.
Create an empty key, delete a key, or delete all values and subkeys in a key.
Create collections (folders) to organize Registry preference items in the Group Policy Management Console, and so you can apply the same targeting to multiple Registry items.
Create collections in the Group Policy Management Console that mirror the structure of keys in the registry on a selected computer.
You can create and configure Registry preference items for any domain-based Group Policy object (GPO). You configure the settings by editing a GPO using the Group Policy Management Console. When editing a GPO, you can find this preference extension at the following location:
Computer Configuration or User Configuration
** └ Preferences**
** └ Windows Settings**
** └ Registry**
For information about how to use this extension to create and configure a preference item, see the following topics: