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Appendix B: Running CommonScenarios.msi

Updated: March 2, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003 with SP1

This white paper comes with a number of supporting files – spreadsheets, GPO backups, and HTML-based Group Policy reports. These are installed by the installation package CommonScenarios.msi.

You can download the CommonScenarios.msi installation package, which includes this document and supporting files, from the Microsoft Download Center.

When you install this package, the files listed in Table 6 are copied into the %programfiles%\Microsoft\CommonScenarios directory and a new menu – Group Policy Common Scenarios – is created on Start/Programs.

Table 6.    Files Installed by CommonScenarios.msi Package


Directory FileName Description



This white paper.



Spreadsheet listing each setting specified for all scenarios.



File representing sample environment for common scenarios and for use by CreateEnvironmentFromXML script.



One subdirectory for each GPO included in the common scenarios.


[GPO Name].htm

HTML-based report for each GPO (generated from GPMC).



Command file to install a sample OU structure, create the common scenarios GPOs, and link GPOs.

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