You would like to manage Windows 8.1 and Windows 2012 R2 through GPO from Windows 2008 R2 domain without updating your domain.


Download and install the Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 8.1 Update and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update and copy the definitions to your central store.


To see what’s new: Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server



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