Group Policy includes the Data Sources preference extension. This extension allows you to centrally configure Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) data source names for user or computers.

Getting started

You can create and configure Data Source preference items for any domain-based Group Policy object (GPO). You configure the settings by editing a GPO using the Group Policy Management Console. When editing a GPO, you can find this preference extension at the following location:

Computer Configuration or User Configuration

   └ Preferences

      └ Control Panel Settings

         └ Data Sources

For information about how to use this extension to create and configure a preference item, see the following topics: