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What's New in Group Policy in Windows Vista

Group Policy in Microsoft Windows Vista provides an infrastructure for centralized configuration management of the operating system and applications that run on the operating system.

Expanding on the foundation established in Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP, Group Policy is improved with greater coverage of policy settings and extensions, better network awareness and reliability, and easier administration. This guide provides an overview of new features and improvements in Group Policy.

Find more information about Group Policy:

Read a summary of all major new areas in policy management:

Versions of Windows That Support Group Policy

Group Policy is included in domain-based versions of Windows Vista. The following versions support Group Policy:

  • Windows Vista, Business Edition
  • Windows Vista, Enterprise Edition
  • Windows Vista, Ultimate

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