we are considering to replace MS Active Directory with Novell's eDirectory, and the only obstacle is the Group Policies we are using to manage our Windows XP SP3 and few Vista Desktops.

Does ZCM standerd edition provides Group Policies equivalent features to manage/controll users, machines and applications ? e.g
1, Proxy Settings for IE
2, remove 'run' from the start menue for specific users or groups
3, Wallpapers and Desktops settings(i.e user cant change the Wallpapers, and dekstop settings etc)
4, Application restrictions(e.g user cant run MSN Messenger, or SKYPE etc)
5, Roaming Profile configurations
6, Home Directories

we are using the above MS AD group policies .. and are looking the equivalent in ZENworks.