Implementing NT4 system policies in AD environment

Can you recommend a good technical reference for implementing NT4 system policies in an Active Directory environment? I'm in the position of having to migrate an NT4 domain, which relies extensively on system policies for desktop lockdown and user profile configuration. Most of the workstations will not be upgraded to Win2k in the foreseeable future, but the timeframe for integration of the environment is immediate.
NT machines in an Active Directory environment will only honor local system policies and will not work with AD group policies. There are a few guides to doing this -- you can find some instructions in this article, for instance -- but generally you need to keep in mind that joining NT4 machines to AD is regarded as a prelude to eventually upgrading those machines to Win2K because of the way NT handles AD policies.
This was first published in July 2003

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