The The Microsoft Windows 2000 Resource Kits Group Policy Registry Table page begins with:
Group Policy, a Windows 2000 administrative tool, determines how programs, network resources, and the operating system behave for users and computers in an organization. Group Policy uses Group Policy Objects in Active Directory, and affects computers and users by adding, deleting, and changing the values of entries in the Windows 2000 registry.
The following table displays the Group Policy settings in the Administrative Templates folder and the registry entries that they change. The policies are listed in alphabetical order.