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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

Managing Group Policies

When I was preparing for this chapter, I was struggling somewhat as there is a lot to talk about in relation to group policies. Even though it was challenging, I tried my best to cover most of the key things related to group policies.

My council tax increased by 7% in April 2021. It is a rule, and whether I like it or not, I have to pay it every month. If not, I will have to face the consequences. This particular rule has a clear audience: it will only apply to houses under the Kingston council. We can consider Group Policy as an authority that executes a rule or set of rules against a clearly identified audience. This is similar to the council in my example.

It is impossible to describe the benefits of Active Directory (AD) without mentioning group policies. Group policies are one of the main reasons why Active Directory is so important in infrastructure management. Group policies are like a double-edged sword. They have lots of advantages as they...

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