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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 processing

Evaluating Group Policy requirements may identify some settings that are common for objects in the entire domain. But at the same time, some settings may be unique to specific departments or groups. Any Group Policy that is applied at the root level will be inherited by other organization units by default. Therefore, organization units can have inherited group policies as well as directly linked group policies.

If multiple group policies are applying to an organization unit, in which order will it be processed? Will it prevent the processing of any Group Policy? If the same setting is applied to different policies, which one will be applied? To answer all of these questions, it's important to understand how Group Policy processing works.

There are two main types of policies in the Active Directory environment:

  • Local policies: Windows systems are supported to set up local security policies. These policies are different from domain GPOs...
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