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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

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Group Policy has two main configurations. One is targeted computer settings, and the other is targeted user configuration settings. When we apply user configuration to a user located in the OU, it doesn't matter which computer they log in to; their policy settings will follow them. As an example, let's assume that the user Peter is located under the Sales OU. The computer he usually logs in to is also located under the same OU. However, he occasionally logs in to the meeting room laptop that is located under the IT operations OU. The IT operations OU has its own computer configuration and user configuration policies assigned. But when Peter logs in to it, he still has the same settings he had in the Sales OU PC. This is the normal behavior of group policies. However, there are situations where it needs to apply user policy settings based on the computer the user logs in to.

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