Managing local Group Policy on standalone computers

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 20 Sept. 2011 / Last Updated on 20 Sept. 2011]

How to manage local Group Policy on standalone computers in a workgroup environment.

The only supported way of managing local Group Policy on standalone computers in a workgroup environment is to use the Local Group Policy Editor Gpedit.msc to configure the LGPO settings on each machine separately. If you are looking for a more manageable solution to this scenario, see these posts by Aaron Margosis on the Microsoft's USGCB (US Govt Configuration Baseline) Tech Blog:

http://blogs.technet.com/b/fdcc/archive/tags/local+group+policy+utilities/default.aspx

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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