Nov 30

WMI GPO filters to distinguish Windows versions

Found a good article about using WMI filters on GPO’s to distinguish between Windows Versions :


This can become handy when all computer accounts are stored in the same OU and you need to apply a different GPO for each version of Windows.

Important to remember is that Windows XP has different version numbers for the 32 and 64 bit version.

A list of all Windows Versions : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/ms724832(v=vs.85).aspx


Another way to accomplish this is by using AD groups for each version and use them as filter on the GPO. The downside with this approach is that it is easy to forget to add new computers to the groups and can maybe make it harder to troubleshoot…

It would be nice if you could solve this With GPO preferences …. i will test if that is possible … to be continued 🙂