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Where the GPO histroy data is stored

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Anonymous
June 10, 2004 4:48:42 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

Hi,

I have a doubt in GPO data storage. When a computer object in a OU is
moved out of the scope, then all the settings applied to it through
GPO is reverted back. For doing this it will need the (existing value
- history) previous data to be reverted. I checked with the local
machine it is not stored there.. any idea where the data is stored..

Mike
Anonymous
June 10, 2004 10:16:29 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

In article <fbe71d00.0406092348.3ff49eef@posting.google.com>,
mkvaugh@yahoo.com says...
> Hi,
>
> I have a doubt in GPO data storage. When a computer object in a OU is
> moved out of the scope, then all the settings applied to it through
> GPO is reverted back. For doing this it will need the (existing value
> - history) previous data to be reverted. I checked with the local
> machine it is not stored there.. any idea where the data is stored..
>
> Mike
>
Hi Mike,
You have observed the expected behaviour of Group Policy. Basically that
was the whole idea - to avoid the "tatooing" of the registry that
occured with Windows NT 4.0 system policies. Put in a nutshell, GP
doesn't write directly to the specific registry key but rather to two
(actually 4 - two for HKLM and HKCU) specific to group policy registry
branches. These are called "true policies" while the ones that write
directly to the registry key are called "preferences". True policies
take precedence over preferences. For further (and much detailed)
information refer to (URLs wrap):

What Is Administrative Templates Extension?
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...
chref/en-us/Default.asp?
url=/resources/documentation/windowsServ/2003/all/techref/en-
us/w2k3tr_gpadm_what.asp

How Administrative Templates Extension Works
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...
chref/en-us/Default.
asp?url=/resources/documentation/windowsServ/2003/all/techref/en-
us/w2k3tr_gpadm_how.asp


HTH
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Cheers,
Marin Marinov
MCT, MCSE 2003/2000/NT4.0,
MCSE:Security 2003/2000, MCP+I
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