My apologies in advance as I know there are numerous articles and posts relating to prevention. However, running on 2 hours of sleep for the past 3 days I am posting here for assistance to assist in utilizing my time more efficiently when I wake up.
I am working at a small shop running a Windows 2003 SBS Domain with about 40 total computers. I've been reading articles on applying configuration settings directly to the PC or by doing a GPO. I am fairly new to GPO and this network was setup before I arrived. Unfortunately there are PC's running XP, Vista, Win7, and Win8.
As I understand, there are certain GPO settings to apply to XP and others to apply to Vista and above. However, I am a bit confused as to how to apply a GPO depending on the PC version considering 2003 SBS came out long before Win7, and Win8. I might be looking at this incorrectly as I don't normally manage Windows Based Environments.
I guess I am looking for a step in the right direction on how to properly implement these changes within the Windows SBS 2003 server so they can be applied across the domain to any computer connected. Any Advice/comments/etc would be greatly appreciated.
Here are the resources I looked at so far: