Active Directory Policies

Managing GPOs in Active Directory

What you will learn: Managing an Active Directory (AD) network can become a little cumbersome once the number of resources in the network becomes larger. There is a myriad of things that need to be controlled such as security permissions, software installation, desktop settings for users and computers, administrator privileges, and many more. This is where Group Policies and Group Policy…
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Active Directory Policies

Group Policy Objects

Group Policy settings are stored in the form of Group Policy Objects (GPOs). GPOs can be created like any other active directory object and are linked to a Site, domain or OU in which the policy settings have to be applied. The GPO stores its configuration information in two locations: Group Policy Container (GPC) and Group Policy Template (GPT). GPC is an object which contains information like…
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Active Directory Policies

Active Directory Group Policy in a Nutshell

What you will learn: Managing an Active Directory (AD) network can become a little cumbersome once the number of resources in the network becomes larger. There is a myriad of things that need to be controlled such as security permissions, software installation, desktop settings for users and computers, administrator privileges, and many more. Group Policies make managing all these settings…
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Active Directory Policies

Group Policy

In a nutshell, a Group Policy is a collection of settings, which determine how a unit of users/computers should behave. The Two Types of Group Policies: Administrators can use Group Policies to enforce a set of configuration settings to both the computer and the user. Through Group Policies, administrators can control a myriad of settings like Software Installation, Security Settings…
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Active Directory Policies

Active Directory Policies

The time and cost spent to organize, control, and maintain the IT infrastructure of an organization are very high. It is the IT administrator’s job to ensure that the employees of the organization have the latest software, adequate security settings, availability of files and folders, uniform desktop appearance in whichever machine they log on to, etc. It’s a tedious job, to say the…
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Managing GPOs with Group Policy Management Console

Group Policy Management Console: An Introduction The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) is a one-stop solution for performing all the Group Policy functions an administrator has to deal with. This MMC snap-in provides all the information about Group Policies and allows one to view all the settings within a Group Policy Object (GPO). Many of the functions of the GPMC can also be scripted.
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