Create the Group Policy Objects for Each Version of Windows

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

Use this procedure to create the GPOs. Create one GPO for each version of Windows that requires different settings to achieve the desired configuration.

Membership in Domain Admins is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

To create the GPOs

  1. Log on to your domain controller as a member of the Domain Admins group.

  2. Click Start, and then click Server Manager.

    The Server Manager console opens.

  3. In the navigation pane, expand Features, expand Group Policy Management, expand Forest: your forest name, expand Domains, expand your domain, and then click Group Policy Objects.

  4. Click Action, and then click New.

  5. In the New GPO dialog box, in Name, type the name of the GPO. Use a name that indicates both the function and the target group (for example, GPO_FunctionA_W2K8). Click OK to save your GPO.

  6. Repeat step 5 for each of the other versions of Windows supported by the membership group (GPO_FunctionA_Vista, GPO_FunctionA_W2K3, GPO_FunctionA_XP, and GPO_FunctionA_W2K).