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Training Guide: Administering Windows Server 2012 by Orin Thomas

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Chapter 6. Group Policy settings and preferences

Rather than having to configure settings such as mapped network drives and configured network printers on a per-computer basis, Group Policy enables you to centralize the configuration of a large number of computers. Even if you only work with server operating systems such as Exchange and SQL Server, you’ll need to interact with Group Policy on a regular basis. Rather than take you through every possible Group Policy setting, this chapter includes three lessons that take you through commonly used basic Group Policy settings, discuss how to extend Group Policy through the use of administrative templates, and show how to use the Group Policy preferences feature to minimize the need for logon and startup ...

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