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Filter the view provided by Administrative Templates

Updated: January 21, 2005

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

To filter the view provided by Administrative Templates

  1. Open Group Policy Object Editor.

  2. In the console tree, click Administrative Templates, or click a folder under Administrative Templates that contains the policy settings that you want to filter.

    Where?

    • Group Policy object/Computer Configuration (or User Configuration)/Administrative Templates/policy folder

  3. On the View menu, click Filtering.

  4. Select the Filter by Requirements information check box.

  5. In the list box, select the check boxes for the categories that you want to make visible.

  6. To hide settings that are not configured, select the Only show configured policy settings check box. If you do this, only enabled or disabled settings will be visible.

  7. To hide Windows NT 4.0 system policy settings, select the Only show policy settings that can be fully managed check box. This option is recommended, and it is selected by default.

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 Object Editor, see Related Topics.

  • This filtering procedure is useful if there are too many Administrative Templates settings at one time in Group Policy Object Editor. This filtering only selects which settings are visible in the console. It does not affect whether the settings apply to users or computers, and it is not the same as filtering the scope of Group Policy according to security group membership.

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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