The following procedure shows how you can use the Group Policy Object Editor to configure Group Policy settings for managed Windows Mobile devices.
On computers that are running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, settings related to security, encryption, and device management will appear in the console tree in Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Mobile Settings. User-related settings are located in User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Mobile Settings.
To configure a Group Policy setting, locate the setting you want, and then select the options and enter the values in the dialog box. For example, on a computer running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, to set a policy that requires a minimum password length for all managed devices, edit the Minimum password lengthpolicy setting. This is located in Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Mobile Settings/Password Policies. Enable the setting, if it is not already, and then specify the password length.
|If the Windows Mobile Settingsnode does not appear in the Administrative Templatesnode, you must add the managed device settings template to the GPO. For more information, see Creating a New Group Policy Object for Devices.|
A policy can be in one of three states: Enabled, Disabled, or Not Configured. Initially, the Not Configuredstate indicates that the policy setting does not exist on the device. After the policy setting has been configured, changing the state to Not Configuredwill have no effect on the device. That is, the device policy setting will remain in its most recent, state (enabled or disabled).
To configure Group Policy settings
In the Group Policy Management Console, expand Group Policy Objectsand then locate the target GPO.
Right-click the GPO and then select Edit.
Depending on the location of the policy that you are setting, expand either Computer Configurationor User Configuration.
Expand Administrative Templates/Windows Mobile Settingsand then select the folder that contains the policy setting that you want to configure.
In the details pane, right-click the title of the policy setting and then select Properties.
In the Propertiesdialog box, select Enableor Disable. If you are enabling a Group Policy setting that requires a value, enter a value for that setting.
Note: For information about the Group Policy setting, choose the Explaintab.