RE: XP or not XP - enterprise desktop?

From: Greene, Michael (MGreene@lrs.com)
Date: 05/17/02


From: "Greene, Michael" <MGreene@lrs.com>
To: 'Joachim Nasslander aka count' <count@nullsession.com>, focus-ms@securityfocus.com
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 09:32:25 -0500

Absolutely. In fact, you can more appropriately configure the security on
these items to take a predetermined action.

Such as:
Automatic updates - only check the local Corporate Update Server for updates
once a day, and automatically apply transparently to the user.
Error reporting - don't ever check with the user, just send the reports to
Microsoft transparently, or don't send at all.
Remote Control - only allow administrator's to remotely view or control
workstations.

This is by no means the extent of the new Group Policies, but the policies I
have given here directly address those you mentioned.

-----Original Message-----
From: Joachim Nasslander aka count [mailto:count@nullsession.com]
Sent: Friday, May 17, 2002 3:14 AM
To: focus-ms@securityfocus.com
Subject: Re: XP or not XP - enterprise desktop?

I'm considering deploying XP on the workstation level, but I'm concerned
about some xp features that I'd like to turn off by applying group policies.
For instance automatic updates, error reporting, remote control and so on...
Anyone know if it's possible?

/joachim

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wyant, Wade" <wwyant@itsbreakwater.com>
To: "David Walker" <david.walker@rosebank-house.co.uk>;
<focus-ms@securityfocus.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 6:56 PM
Subject: RE: XP or not XP - enterprise desktop?

> Just my opinion, no real facts to go with this, but I have had many
problems with XP compared to W2K. I still have these problems. Those
problems combined with the fact that it is in my opinion slower, I would use
W2K. There is only one problem with that opinion, I have a hard time
getting machines with W2K, so I have started going with XP for my clients.
There is one positive to XP, some of the new features can make your life a
lot easier, but at the same time some of the "features" can really screw
things up, you have to do a a little extra planning. Also, I'm not sure how
much better the security is, but at least they have corrected a few things
from W2K, and you get more options in the policies.
>
> I'm not sure if this helps, but it's my prospective.
>
> Wade
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Walker [mailto:david.walker@rosebank-house.co.uk]
> Sent: Wed 5/15/2002 6:44 PM
> To: focus-ms@securityfocus.com
> Cc:
> Subject: XP or not XP - enterprise desktop?
>
>
>
> I would like to hear opinions on the following (subjective or
> objective but hopefully with some supporting commentary):
>
> Has Windows XP reached a sufficient level of stability and security
> for it to be the preferred choice for deploying a new enterprise wide
> (5000
> seats) desktop or would Windows 2000 be the better choice?
>
> Thanks,
> Dave Walker
> david.walker@rosebank-house.co.uk
>
>
>
>
>
>



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