Windows XP includes a lot of new Group Policy settings that don't exist in my Windows 2000 domain's Group Policy Objects (GPOs), so I can't use Group Policy to manage the new settings centrally. Can I update my Win2K domain controllers (DCs) to include Group Policy settings for XP computers?
The new policy settings are in Administrative Templates, which contains simple .adm files that define registry keys and values for each policy. When you edit a GPO from an XP workstation, XP automatically updates the GPO with the new administrative templates from the local workstation. Both XP and Win2K computers support these templates, although they apply only to XP computers. For more information about this topic, see http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/techinfo/administration/policy/managing.asp.