Can Group Policy Settings Be Applied to Hyper-V VMs?

BRIEN POSEY | November 14, 2018

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As someone who writes a lot about Hyper-V, I tend to be asked a lot of Hyper-V-related questions. There are several that I get asked pretty often, such as, "Is Hyper-V free?" or "Is Hyper-V compatible with VMware?"Every once in a while, though, someone asks me a question that I have to stop and think about. Such was the case when someone at the VMworld conference asked me if there is a way to apply group policy settings to Hyper-V virtual machines (VMs), while avoiding applying the policies to physical machines.By far the easiest way to accomplish this goal is to place VMs into one OU and place physical machines in another. You can then define policy settings for the OU that contains the VMs. But what if there is an existing OU structure and changing it is not an option?

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