Mastering Windows Group Policy

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  • Become familiar with the Group Policy Management Console
  • Create, link, and filter new policies
  • Secure your users and devices using Group Policy
  • Maintain and troubleshoot Group Policy
  • Administer Group Policy via PowerShell
  • Control your Active Directory environment efficiently with Group Policy settings 

This book begins with a discussion of the core material any administrator needs to know in order to start working with Group Policy. Moving on, we will also walk through the process of building a lab environment to start testing Group Policy today. Next we will explore the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) and start using the powerful features available for us within that interface. Once you are well versed with using GPMC, you will learn to perform and manage the traditional core tasks inside Group Policy. Included in the book are many examples and walk-throughs of the different filtering options available for the application of Group Policy settings, as this is the real power that Group Policy holds within your network. You will also learn how you can use Group Policy to secure your Active Directory environment, and also understand how Group Policy preferences are different than policies, with the help of real-world examples. Finally we will spend some time on maintenance and troubleshooting common Group Policy-related issues so that you, as a directory administrator, will understand the diagnosing process for policy settings.

By the end of the book, you will be able to jump right in and use Group Policy to its full potential.

  • Explore advanced filtering techniques for Group Policy Objects
  • Interact with Group Policy through GPMC and PowerShell
  • Practical guide covering the daily and advanced administration of group policy
Page Count 408
Course Length 12 hours 14 minutes
ISBN 9781789347395
Date Of Publication 30 Nov 2018


Jordan Krause

Jordan Krause is a six-time Microsoft MVP, currently awarded in the Cloud and Datacenter Management category. He has the unique opportunity of working daily with Microsoft networking and remote access technologies. Jordan specializes in Microsoft DirectAccess and Always On VPN. Committed to continuous learning, Jordan holds Microsoft certifications as an MCP, MCTS, MCSA, and MCITP Enterprise Administrator, and regularly writes articles reflecting his experiences with these technologies. Jordan lives in beautiful West Michigan (USA), but works daily with companies around the world.