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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

The Group Policy template

When we looked at the Group Policy capabilities, we saw that policies can be used to publish applications, run start up/shutdown scripts, and more. From the Active Directory object's point of view, all of these policy settings are attributes and all scripts and files used in the policy need to be saved in a centralized location for processing. Instead of saving them in an Active Directory database, the system saves all of these policy-related files and settings in the SYSVOL folder. The default path for the Group Policy template (GPT) data is \\\SYSVOL\\Policies. Here, can be replaced with your domain's fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

Inside the policy folder, there are two subfolders called Machine and User. These folders contain files and settings related to the GPO's computer configuration and user configuration. There is another file called GPT.INI, which contains the version number of...

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