Starter Group Policy objects (GPOs), introduced in Group Policy for Windows Server 2008, are collections of configured Administrative template (.admx) policy settings that you can use to create a live GPO. Each of the two packages in this download contains four starter GPOs. You can use one Starter GPOs package to create live GPOs that can be applied to clients running Windows Vista; the other package can be used to create live GPOs that can be applied to clients running Windows XP with Service Pack 2 and later.
The Starter GPOs in the Windows Vista package are based on recommended settings for the Specialized Security— Limited Functionality (SSLF) and Enterprise Client (EC) environments, as documented in the Windows Vista Security Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=74028).The Starter GPOs in the Windows XP SP 2 or later package are based on the same settings for the same environments, as documented in the Windows XP Security Guide (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=14839).
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