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Microsoft® Windows® Group Policy Guide by William R. Stanek, Derek Melber, Darren Mar-Elia, The Microsoft Group Policy Team

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Managing Group Policy Inheritance

Inheritance ensures that every computer and user object in a domain, no matter which container it is stored in, is affected by Group Policy. Most policies have three configuration options: Not Configured, Enabled, or Disabled. Not Configured is the default state for most policy settings. If a policy is enabled, the policy is enforced and is applied to all users and computers that are subject to the policy either directly or through inheritance. If a policy is disabled, the policy is not enforced and is not applied to users and computers that are subject to the policy either directly or through inheritance.

You can change the way inheritance works in four key ways. You can:

  • Change link order and precedence

  • Override ...

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