Remote Assistance SP2 Group Policy

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I have Remote Assistance enabled via GP at the domain level.

New machine are coming with Service pack 2 installed which means windows
firewall. We would like to keep this feature enabled but still need to use
Remote assistance.

I know which changes I need to make in order to enable Remote Assistance
with SP2 but I do not have the option in my group Policy.

I need to make an entry here

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network
Connections\Windows Firewall

This setting is available on the local GP for the XP machines but is not
available in the Domain GP. Domain is not running in W2K3 mode ( W2K ).

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    Vdubayas wrote:

    > I have Remote Assistance enabled via GP at the domain level.
    >
    > New machine are coming with Service pack 2 installed which means windows
    > firewall. We would like to keep this feature enabled but still need to use
    > Remote assistance.
    >
    > I know which changes I need to make in order to enable Remote Assistance
    > with SP2 but I do not have the option in my group Policy.
    >
    > I need to make an entry here
    >
    > Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network
    > Connections\Windows Firewall
    >
    > This setting is available on the local GP for the XP machines but is not
    > available in the Domain GP. Domain is not running in W2K3 mode ( W2K ).
    Hi

    If you have used a Windows XP SP2 computer to administer the Group
    Policy settings in the domain, the adm files should automatically
    have been updated.

    Group Policy Template Behavior in Windows Server 2003
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316977

    I would think most things in the link above applies to Win2k as well.

    Recommendations for managing Group Policy administrative
    template (.adm) files
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/816662

    A discussion about it here:
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windows.server.active_directory/browse_frm/thread/a5d8a9f8fdf5f75a/130e4d93db7c9984?q=sp2+adm+sysvol+update+sp2&_done=%2Fgroups%3Fas_q%3Dsp2+adm+sysvol+update+sp2%26num%3D10%26scoring%3Dr%26hl%3Den%26ie%3DUTF-8%26as_epq%3D%26as_oq%3D%26as_eq%3D%26as_ugroup%3D%26as_usubject%3D%26as_uauthors%3D%26as_drrb%3Dq%26as_qdr%3D%26as_mind%3D1%26as_minm%3D1%26as_miny%3D1981%26as_maxd%3D13%26as_maxm%3D12%26as_maxy%3D2004%26safe%3Doff%26&_doneTitle=Back+to+Search&&d#130e4d93db7c9984

    See here on how Jeff updated the Default Domain Policy templates when
    they would not do it automatically:
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group/microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy/browse_frm/thread/3837195be66e6e5c/fa468982fef80549?q=sp2+adm+sysvol+update+sp2&_done=%2Fgroups%3Fas_q%3Dsp2+adm+sysvol+update+sp2%26num%3D10%26scoring%3Dr%26hl%3Den%26ie%3DUTF-8%26as_epq%3D%26as_oq%3D%26as_eq%3D%26as_ugroup%3D%26as_usubject%3D%26as_uauthors%3D%26as_drrb%3Dq%26as_qdr%3D%26as_mind%3D1%26as_minm%3D1%26as_miny%3D1981%26as_maxd%3D13%26as_maxm%3D12%26as_maxy%3D2004%26safe%3Doff%26&_doneTitle=Back+to+Search&&d#fa468982fef80549


    You can also download the latest .adm files from here:

    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=31057

    If you install the WinXP SP2 .adm files on the domain controller, but
    you don't use WinXP SP2 to edit the GPO settings, you may you get the
    message below, install the hotfix that is available in the KB article
    in the link below to solve this.

    "The following entry in the [strings] section is too long and has
    been truncated" error message when you try to modify or to view GPOs
    in Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Professional, or Windows 2000
    http://support.microsoft.com/?id=842933


    Also, or a complete list of Group Policy options for the WinXP SP2, see
    WF_XPSP2.doc "Deploying Windows Firewall Settings for Microsoft
    Windows XP with Service Pack 2":
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4454e0e1-61fa-447a-bdcd-499f73a637d1


    --
    torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
    Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
    the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.mspx
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