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JSI Tip 3620. How do I use UpdateMode to control the application of Windows NT 4.0 System Policy?

In tip 3611, I described how to use Windows NT 4.0 system policy for Windows 2000 clients in a Windows NT 4.0 domain.

You can use the UpdateMode value name, a REG_DWORD data type, at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Update, to control the application of system policy.

Value   Meaning 
  0     No policies. System policies are not applied, because no source file is specified. 
  1     Automatic. System policies are read from the Net Logon share of the authenticating server. 
  2     Manual. The system policy file is specified in the value of NetworkPath.
The default data value is 1.

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