Number of Group Policy Settings in Windows 2003/2008/Vista
With every new version of Windows the number of Group Policy settings are increased. In Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 Microsoft increased to the number of Group Policy settings to approximately 1,800. In Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 the number has been increased to approximately 2,500. That’s a whopping increase of about 700 new policies that you can use to manage your company desktops, security, and some other aspects of your network.
Here are a couple of useful links related to Group Policy: