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configuring sctsetting.adm for domain RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello all:

     

    I am setting up a school computer lab and would like to use steadystate. I probably have more questions than enough but for now i have read the manual but  i cannot find the answer to this.

     

    When using the sctsetting.adm in the ou that i create is there any steps that i have to complete on the lab computers or can all my objectives be met using  sctsetting.adm

     

    thanks

     

    Tuesday, September 4, 2007 4:26 PM

Answers

  • Hi Sharedmadness,

     

    There is no requirement task for your lab computers if they locate in a domain environment. Sctsetting.adm is a group policy template. When you link it to the OU, related registry keys which hold the restrictions will be copied to the clients automatically.

     

    Please also understand that as the settings included in SCTSettings.adm are user configuration settings, the restrictions will be applied to the users in the OU. The result is wherever user logs on, the restrictions will be applied. If you would like to enable these restrictions only when user logs to the specific computers. We can add  these computers to an OU and then use the loopback feature of group policy to deploy the user configurations to the computers in the OU.

     

    The configuration can be found under:

     

    [Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy\User Group Policy loopback processing mode]

     

    Here is a related article:

     

    231287 Loopback Processing of Group Policy

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=231287

     

     

    As the group policy will apply to all the users who log to the computers in the OU, the following article will be helpful if you would like to bypass administrator accounts.

     

    How To Keep Domain Group Policies from Applying to Administrator

    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=315675

     

     

    Please also pay attention to the following known issue:

     

    After enabling "General Windows XP Restrictions" in SCTSettings.ADM Users logged off automatically

    http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsToolsandUtilities/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=1939711&SiteID=69

     

    Best Regards,

    Thursday, September 6, 2007 10:58 AM