Something that I picked up from the Directory Experts Conference (www.dec2008.com) in Chicago last week was that Group Policy Preference’s have shipped with Windows Server 2008 and have replaced the Desktop Standard product “PolicyMaker”. The Application specific settings have been removed from the product (i.e. Microsoft Office) and they will be made available as a separate download.
All Windows versions except Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista SP1 machines with the Remote Server Administration Toolset (RSAT) installed will need a Client Side Extension as per KB943729 installing. Website Validation is mandatory for these extensions.