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Multiple Local Group Policy objects

Windows Vista introduces greater flexibility in administering local Group Policy objects (LGPOs), providing the means to manage multiple LGPOs on a single computer. This increased flexibility eases managing environments that involve shared computing on a single computer, such as libraries or computer labs. In addition, in a workgroup each computer maintains its own policy settings. Multiple LGPOs may be assigned to local users or built-in groups. This feature will work with domain-based Group Policy or can be disabled through a Group Policy setting.

Multiple Local Group Policy gives you the flexibility to manage Group Policy based on built-in groups. For example, if you wanted to set up kiosk computers in a library, you could create tightly managed policy settings for built-in User groups and lightly managed policy settings for the built-in Administrator accounts. This approach allows patrons to use the Internet kiosk in a secure environment. Local administrators no longer have to explicitly disable or remove Group Policy settings that interfere with their ability to manage the workstation before performing administrative tasks. In addition, Windows Vista administrators can simply turn off local Group Policy settings without having to explicitly enable domain-based Group Policy.