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Learn Active Directory Management in a Month of Lunches by Richard Siddaway

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Chapter 8. Creating Group Policies

Group Policy is a method of managing the configuration and security of the computers in your environment. The policies can be applied to user or computer settings and enable centralized efficient management of the environment.

This chapter starts by explaining the concepts you need to be effective with Group Policy. In this chapter you’ll discover how to create new policies and manage their settings. The application of Group Policy is left until chapter 9.

8.1. Group Policy basic concepts

Group Policy has nothing to do with groups. A Group Policy Object (GPO) defines a number of settings—for example, the screensaver to be used, the control panel options that are available to a user, and the features available ...

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