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Windows 8.1 Administration: Essentials & Configuration: Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 4. Automating Windows 8.1 configuration

Group Policy is a collection of preferences and settings that can be applied to user and computer configurations. Group Policy simplifies administration of common and repetitive tasks as well as tasks that are difficult to implement manually but can be automated. Group Policy is represented logically as an object called a Group Policy Object (GPO). Each GPO is a collection of policy settings and preferences.

Group Policy preferences, which are the focus of this chapter, enable you to automatically configure, deploy, and manage operating system and application settings, including settings for data sources, ...

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