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Mastering Active Directory, Third Edition - Third Edition

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Product type Book
Published in Nov 2021
Publisher Packt
ISBN-13 9781801070393
Pages 780 pages
Edition 3rd Edition
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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 capabilities

Group Policy can be used to perform many different tasks in an infrastructure. Here, I have listed some of these capabilities:

  • Group Policy can be linked to sites, domains, and organization units. This allows us to match the Group Policy requirements with the Active Directory structure. However, Group policies cannot be applied to default containers in Active Directory.
  • Group Policy allows us to use security filtering to target specific groups, users, or computers.
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) filters are capable of filtering the AD objects based on criteria such as the OS version, roles, and system configuration. Group Policy allows us to use WMI filters for targeting.
  • The Group Policy Object (GPO) status can change based on operational requirements. If required, group policies can disable group policies completely, or disable user or computer settings individually.
  • Group Policy management tasks can be delegated...
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