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MCTS Windows Server® 2008 R2 Complete: Study Guide by William Panek

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Implementing Group Policy

Now that we’ve covered the basic layout and structure of group policies and how they work, let’s look at how you can implement them in an Active Directory environment. In this section, you’ll start by creating GPOs. Then, you’ll apply these GPOs to specific Active Directory objects and take a look at how to use administrative templates.

Creating GPOs

In previous versions of Windows Server (2000 and 2003) you could create GPOs from many different locations. For example, you could use Active Directory Users and Computers to create GPOs on your OUs along with other GPO tools. In Windows Server 2008 R2, things are simpler. You can create GPOs for OUs in only one location: the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC). You have ...

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