Updating group policies
In part, controls what users can and cannot do on a computer system: for example, to enforce a password complexity policy that prevents users from choosing an overly simple password, to allow or prevent unidentified users from remote computers to connect to a network share, to block access to the or to restrict access to certain folders.
Active Directory can distribute GPOs to computers which belong to a Windows domain.
Microsoft has since released a migration tool that allows users to migrate Policy Maker items to Group Policy Preferences.
Group Policy Preferences adds a number of new configuration items.
These items also have a number of additional targeting options that can be used to granularly control the application of these setting items.
Group Policy Preferences are compatible with x86 and x64 versions of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Vista with the addition of the Client Side Extensions (also known as CSE).