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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

You're reading from  Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

Product type Book
Published in Nov 2021
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781801070393
Pages 780 pages
Edition 3rd Edition
Author (1):
Dishan Francis Dishan Francis
Profile icon Dishan Francis

Table of Contents (22) Chapters

Preface 1. Active Directory Fundamentals 2. Active Directory Domain Services 2022 3. Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure 4. Active Directory Domain Name System 5. Placing Operations Master Roles 6. Migrating to Active Directory 2022 7. Managing Active Directory Objects 8. Managing Users, Groups, and Devices 9. Designing the OU Structure 10. Managing Group Policies 11. Active Directory Services – Part 01 12. Active Directory Services – Part 02 13. Active Directory Certificate Services 14. Active Directory Federation Services 15. Active Directory Rights Management Services 16. Active Directory Security Best Practices 17. Advanced AD Management with PowerShell 18. Hybrid Identity 19. Active Directory Audit and Monitoring 20. Other Books You May Enjoy
21. Index

Group Policy best practices

In Sri Lanka, there is a common saying for explaining risky action: eating curd from a knife. Curd with honey is amazing, but if you have to eat it using a sharpened knife, there is a risk that you may cut your tongue. But it's still worth taking the risk (if you have ever tasted curd and honey before). Group policies are also like that; they can do so many useful things, but only if you use them correctly. In the Active Directory environment, Group Policy-related issues are the most painful and time-consuming troubleshooting tasks as there are so many things that can go wrong.

Here, I have listed a few tips that will be useful for designing group policies:

  • Identify the best place to link the Group Policy: The Group Policy can be linked to the site, domain, or OU. Organizations have different Group Policy requirements that can also map with the aforementioned components. It is important to understand the best place in the hierarchy to...
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