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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 filtering

A Group Policy can map to sites, domains, and OUs. If a Group Policy is mapped to the OU, by default, it will apply to any object under it. But within an OU, domain, or site, there are lots of objects. Sometimes, we may have to target certain objects in the OU, domain, or site without changing the current Active Directory structure. Group Policy filtering capabilities allow us to further narrow down the Group Policy targets to security groups or individual objects.

There are a few different ways to perform filtering in Group Policy:

  • Security filtering
  • WMI filtering

Both of these methods have their own characteristics. It is up to engineers to choose the best method based on the filtering requirement.

Security filtering

Before you apply security filtering, the first thing to check is whether the Group Policy is mapped correctly to the site, domain, or OU. The security group or the objects you are going to target should be...

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