Windows Server 2008 – Group Policy Preferences


La RC1 de Windows Server 2008 verra l’arrivée d’une nouvelle fonctionnalité significative concernant les Group Policies : les Preferences. Si vous vous demandez en quoi les Group Policy Preferences diffèrent des Group Policy Settings le tableau ci-dessous vous donnera un premier aperçu :






































 


Group Policy Preferences


Group Policy Settings


Enforcement


·         Preferences are not enforced


·         User interface is not disabled


·         Can be refreshed or applied once


·         Settings are enforced


·         User interface is disabled


·         Settings are refreshed


Flexibility


·         Easily create preference items for registry settings, files, and so on


·         Import individual registry settings or entire registry branches from a local or a remote computer


·         Adding policy settings requires application support and creating administrative templates


·         Cannot create policy settings to manage files, folders, and so on


Local Policy


·         Not available in local Group Policy


·         Available in local Group Policy


Awareness


·         Supports non-Group Policy-aware applications


·         Requires Group Policy-aware applications


Storage


·         Original settings are overwritten


·         Removing the preference item does not restore the original setting


·         Original settings are not changed


·         Stored in registry Policy branches


·         Removing the policy setting restores the original settings


Targeting and Filtering


·         Targeting is granular, with a user interface for each type of targeting item


·         Supports targeting at the individual preference item level


·         Filtering is based on Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) and requires writing WMI queries


·         Supports filtering at a GPO level


User Interface


·         Provides a familiar, easy-to-use interface for configuring most settings


·         Provides an alternative user interface for most policy settings


Pour aller plus loin dans la découverte des Preferences vous trouverez ici un livre blanc les décrivant.

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