Easily administer Win2k Pro in an NT domain

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Are you struggling to administer Windows 2000 in an NT domain? Perhaps you've implemented local group policies, but now need to edit them. Or perhaps you don't have Active Directory so you can't just push it out to all computers. So how do you administer your domain without physically touching every PC?

Try using this command at the command prompt and remote your way into a new group policy. At the command prompt type: gpedit.msc /gpcomputer: %remotecomputername%

This will bring up the Local Group Policy interface for the remote computer. Edit the policy and then use the Windows Shutdown.exe utility to reboot the PC and your changes are in effect!

This was first published in November 2003

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