Beware of WinXP XP2 and group policy issue

April 06, 2005


Beware of WinXP XP2 and group policy issue: "After you install Windows XP [SP2], you may notice an issue when you configure the Windows firewall group policy settings: Group policy-based software distribution does not always occur with the first or second reboot and other group policies are not always applied."

By default, Windows XP does not wait for the network to be initialized at startup and logon, thus some GPOs and GPO settings are missed until the next reboot. This can be changed (as the article states) at 'Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon.'"

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