The technology behind the IntelliMirror technologies assists with managing user and computer information, settings, and applications. IntelliMirror uses Active DirectorySUP>™and Group Policy to provide policy-based management of users' desktops through a centrally defined policy that is based on users' business roles, group memberships, and locations. You can configure Windows 2000–based desktops to meet a new user's requirements each time that user logs on to the network.

Depending on the requirements of your organization, you can use the three IntelliMirror features either separately or together. Windows 2000 change and configuration management provides the IntelliMirror capability by using the following specific features:

  • User Data Management

  • Software Installation and Maintenance

  • User Setting Management