Monday, March 17, 2008

Warning: Vista SP1 will disable GPMC!

Hi All,
I know how people tend to not pay attention to things until the problem arrives at your doorstep so here is a preemptive warning. This info has been out there for a while but as the release of Windows Vista Service Pack 1 to the general public draws nearer I wanted to reiterate that when you install SP1 and you are using your Vista Machine to control Group Policy on your domain that the Group Policy Management console WILL BE REMOVED!

Bottom line is you will have to get a Server 2008 machine going if you want to run GPMC and all your Vista machines to run SP1 and be up to date.

Someone has come up with a "hack" workaround using Altiris SVS to run it on Vista but it requires disabling UAC so I wouldn't reccomend it.

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