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Mastering Windows Server 2012 R2 by Stefan Roth, Michael Rice, Robert Panek, John McCabe, Robert Butler, Christian Booth, Kevin Greene, Mark Minasi

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Chapter 9

Group Policy: AD’s Gauntlet and Active Directory Delegation

When you talk about Active Directory, you must also talk about Group Policy. Group Policy is not a new technology for Active Directory, but it has grown and improved with every iteration of the operating system and service pack since it was first introduced in Windows 2000. The Group Policy technology and features that are delivered with Windows Server 2012 R2 are such drastic improvements from the original version that they can almost seem like new technology. Changes and enhancements have come for managing Group Policy (the Group Policy Management Console and the Group Policy Management Editor), managing available settings (with now more than 5,000 settings), controlling ...

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