How do I enable Windows 95 machines to use Group policies?

A. A. Copy the file grouppol.dll from the windows9x installation CD to the system folder of each Windows 9x machine, e.g. c:\windows\system. You also need to apply the changes as supplied in the grouppol.reg file (in the same directory as grouppol.dll). This needs to be run by entering

C:\> regedit grouppol.reg

This adds the following entries (if you have problems check they exist)

- Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Network\Logon
Value name (STRING): PolicyHandler
Value data: GROUPPOL.DLL, ProcessPolicies

- Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services MSNP32\NetworkProvider
Value name (STRING): GroupFcn
Value data: GROUPPOL.DLL, NTGetUserGroups

- Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services NWNP32\NetworkProvider
Value name (STRING): GroupFcn
Value data: GROUPPOL.DLL, NWGetUserGroups

This could be automated by adding the copy and the registry update to a logon script. A grouppol.inf is also supplied which enables you to install copletely by right clicking on it and selecting install.

All of the above is performed if you install the Windows 9x system policy editor on a machine.


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