The Group Policy Management Console allows you to configure preferences when you edit any domain-based Group Policy object. The Preferences node appears under Computer Configuration and User Configuration. The editor displays preference extensions under two categories: Windows Settings and Control Panel Settings.
Preference extensions under Windows Settings include:
Extension: Configure settings for applications.
- Drive Maps
Extension: Create, modify, or delete mapped drives, and
configure the visibility of all drives.
Extension: Create, modify, or delete environment variables.
- Files Extension:
Copy, modify the attributes of, replace, or delete files.
- Folders Extension:
Create, modify, or delete folders.
- Ini Files Extension:
Add, replace, or delete sections or properties in configuration
settings (.ini) or setup information (.inf) files.
- Network Shares
Extension: Create, modify, or delete ("un-share") shares.
- Registry Extension:
Copy registry settings and apply them to other computers. Create,
replace, or delete registry settings.
- Shortcuts Extension:
Create, modify, or delete shortcuts.