Group Policy
Fundamentals, Security, and the Managed Desktop
By Jeremy Moskowitz
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Released: May 2010
Pages: 1200

Manage Every Machine in Your Windows 7, XP, Vista, Server 2003, Server 2008, or Server 2008 R2 Enterprise

Fully updated for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, Group Policy: Fundamentals, Security, and the Managed Desktop gets you up to speed on the latest Group Policy settings and more. Microsoft Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz teaches you the major categories of Group Policy, essential troubleshooting techniques, and how to manage your Windows desktops. You'll find full coverage of the updated Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), updated security techniques using Group Policy, and advanced solutions to tough desktop management problems.

Inside this book, you'll learn to:

  • Master all Group Policy functions of Windows, including Windows XP through Windows 7 and Windows Server 2003 through Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Enhance your Group Policy reach with the Group Policy Preferences, ADMX files, and additional add-ons

  • Explore every feature of the GPMC to master your administration effectively

  • Troubleshoot Group Policy using tools, logs, Resource Kit utilities, registry hacks, and third-party tools

  • Manage printers, instantly recover files, and configure Internet Explorer

  • Deploy software to your desktops, set up roaming profiles, and configure Offline Files for all your Windows clients-and manage it all with Group Policy settings

  • Secure your desktops and servers with AppLocker, security templates, and the Security Configuration Wizard

Download bonus chapters to:

  • Script complex GPMC operations with PowerShell, including linking, backup, restore, permissions changes, and more

  • Perform a full lockdown with Windows SteadyState

  • Create a "change management" system with Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM)

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