Update Group Policy over the Internet

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Subject: Update Group Policy over the Internet
Posted by:  Jeff (Je…@discussions.microsoft.com)
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2007

Is it possible to update a GP on an XP machine over the Interet?  No WAN
connections, No VPN's, straight Internet!

Scenario:

I configure an XP machine on my LAN with my DC then send him out to the
field not to be seen for another year.  I would like to manage him via GPO.
Does/Can he check in with my DC?  Do I have to expose ports/files to the web?

I am assume the correct answer is to install SMS or SCCM but I would like to
know if possible before I spend the money.

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