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Enable and Disable Settings in a Preference Item

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

In addition to enabling and disabling preference items within a Group Policy object (GPO), you can individually enable and disable underlined settings or settings preceded by a circle within a preference item.

The underlining or circle of the setting indicates whether it is currently enabled or disabled:

 

Enabled setting Enabled setting

A setting with a solid green underline or a green circle is enabled. The preference extension applies this setting's value to the user or computer.

Disabled setting Disabled setting

A setting with a dashed red underline or red circle with a slash is disabled. The preference extension does not apply this setting's value to the user or computer.

You can enable or disable these settings within a preference item by pressing function keys:

 

F5

Enable all settings on the current tab.

F6

Enable the currently selected setting.

F7

Disable the currently selected setting.

F8

Disable all settings on the current tab.

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