MMS 2006 - Day 2 - Vista Management Overview
So what is new for managability in Vista you ask…Well here are a few areas.
- User account control
- Group policy additions and flexibility
- New Event Viewer
- Additional WMI providers
- Windows Resource Protection (WRP)
- Task Scheduler – Improved
So more specifically the user acct control means that users are now allowed to do things they should have been able to do without admin rights, things such as manage their printers and change their power sheme. Probably the best feature of this is that legacy apps that need to write to directories like Program Files and are hard coded can install and Vista tricks it into thinking that it wrote to the directory but it actually wrote to their profile, this is called virtual folders. You can also restrict software installs to only approved applications but he did not get into this feature.
WRP will prevent system wide changes that would harm or cause configuration issues. Such as a legacy app installing a DLL that is an older version that what is currently installed.
Group policies, 500+ new policies including power management, device install restrictions (USB), IE settings like IEAK, user acct control, Windows Defender, printer deployment by user or computer...
More to follow when I can find the rest of my notes.