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Group Policy: Fundamentals, Security, and the Managed Desktop by Jeremy Moskowitz

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Chapter 13. Scripting Group Policy Operations with Windows PowerShell

We've discussed how to perform many of our day-to-day operations using the GPMC. But for real efficiency, consider automating day-to-day operations with scripts.

In this chapter, we'll spend some time discussing how to use Windows PowerShell to document, manage, and interact with Group Policy. PowerShell provides a script interface and an interactive shell that will make day-to-day tasks fun (well, almost fun).

There are two ways administrators can use PowerShell with regard to Group Policy. One way is to use PowerShell to deploy PowerShell scripts to client machines. We described how to do that in detail in Chapter 12, "Finishing Touches with Group Policy: Scripts, Internet Explorer, ...

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