- Get rid of settings or references for old programs and operatings systems. For example GPO editor/Filter options still lists IE3 to 6.
- Windows 2000 is already not supported als domain member in Server 2012, therefore GPO settings for it should be removed in Server 2016
- Several Security Options items have warnings for changing settings that mattered over 10 years ago but no longer (e.g. require strong (Windows 2000 and later) session key)
- Software Restriction Policies should be removed and any missing functionality added to the newer AppLocker
- Some harmonisation by removing the old Win XP theme look under Preferences would also be welcome.
- And I think we could say good bye to NetMeeting and Windows Messenger too.
This is not much work to do and an important part of keeping the various long lived tools/components fresh and cleaned up imho.
Luka Pribanić commented
Indeed, since only W2012+ is supported, no need to see stuff from older OS versions. Or at least the "show/hide" filter
Rich Siegel commented
a sane way to manage ALL gpo individual settings from powershell.
Agree apart from removing Software Restriction Policies, unless AppLocker support is enabled on Pro editions at the same time. Many smaller businesses can't justify upgrading to Enterprise.
Nick Fields commented
Yes please on this, GPOs are due for a major revamp. Maybe a way to start merging GPOs toward DSC?