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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 objects

When new Active Directory objects are added, the system saves the object data inside the Active Directory database. However, the way GPO is stored is different from the typical Active Directory object. GPO contents are stored in two locations (the Active Directory database and the SYSVOL folder) in the Active Directory environment.

The Group Policy container

As with any other object, the Active Directory database also holds GPO information. This information is more related to system settings and the path reference for the other dataset. When a GPO is created, as with any other Active Directory object, it will also have the Globally Unique Identifier (GUID) value. This is important as this value is used by both datasets to refer to each other. This value is used in the Common Name (CN), too. Before we look into datasets, we need to find the GUID value for the GPO. This can be done using the following command:

Get-GPO -name "Test Users"
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