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June 6, 2009

Group Policy Preferences on Windows Vista with SP2

Filed under: Group Policy,Windows Vista — Daniel Ramawidjaja @ 3:55 pm
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For Group Policy Preferences (GPP) to apply on Windows Vista, you need to install Group Policy Client Side Extensions (CSEs). You can download from here:

Unfortunately, try to install Group Policy Client Site Extension on Windows Vista with SP2 will end up with the message say, “This update does not apply to this system”
Hope Microsoft release the update for Windows Vista with SP2 as soon as possible.

Update Does Not Apply to This System

But you can force the installation of a Windows update by this way, for example, to force install Group Policy Preferences Client Side Extensions:
> mkdir KB943729
> expand -F:* Windows6.0-KB943729-x64.msu KB943729\
> start /w pkgmgr /ip /m:KB943729\Windows6.0-KB943729-x64.cab

Force Install of the Update

I find that it works, but the update is not full compatible with Windows Vista SP2. Here the result of ‘gpupdate /force’:

gpupdate /force

Although not fully compatible, the goal is achieved. Here the Group Policy Preferences settings:

Group Policy Preference

Group Policy Preference

Here is the snapshot of the result on Windows Vista with SP2.
I got a folder with the same name and attributes as I set on the Group Policy Preferences.

Group Policy Preference on Vista SP2


1 Comment »

  1. It does not necessary for now since Microsoft has released a correct update..

    Comment by dani3lr — January 6, 2010 @ 3:57 am | Reply

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