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Specify categories for applications to be managed

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To specify categories for applications to be managed

  1. Open Group Policy Software Installation.

  2. In the console tree, right-click Software installation.

    Where?

    • Group Policy object\Computer Configuration (or User Configuration)\Software Settings\Software installation

  3. Click Properties, and then click the Categories tab.

  4. To create or change the list of categories under which programs appear in Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel, do any of the following:

    • To create a new category, click Add, and then type the new category name. If you do not have permission to add categories, this button is unavailable.

    • To modify an existing category, click the category that you want to modify, click Modify, and then change the text of the selected category. If you do not have permission to edit categories, this button is unavailable.

    • To remove a category from the Categories list, click the category name, and then click Remove. If you do not have permission to edit categories, this button is unavailable.

Notes

  • To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the Domain Administrators security group, the Enterprise Administrators security group, or the Group Policy Creator Owners security group.

  • To open Group Policy Software Installation, see Related Topics.

  • The changes that you make to the application categories apply throughout the domain in which this Group Policy object is stored.

  • To perform this procedure, you must be a domain administrator or have equivalent rights.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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