Freshly updated to include Windows 7, Windows 8 and WindowsServer 2012, Group Policy: Fundamentals, Security, and theManaged Desktop, Second Edition is the book for learningeverything you need to know about Group Policy, no matter whichversion of Windows you use. Microsoft Group Policy MVP JeremyMoskowitz covers it all—major Group Policy categories, whatWindows 8 and Windows Server 2012 bring to the table, and smartways to tackle tough desktop management problems. Topics includetroubleshooting, security, scripting, using Windows PowerShell whennecessary, and much more.
Inside this book, you'll learn to:
Master all Group Policy functions of Windows, including WindowsXP through Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003 through Windows Server2012
Enhance your Group Policy reach with the Group PolicyPreferences, ADMX files, and additional add-ons
Use every feature of the GPMC and become a top-notchadministrator
Troubleshoot Group Policy using tools, logs, Resource Kitutilities, Registry hacks, and third-party tools
Manage printers, restrict hardware, and configure InternetExplorer
Deploy software to your desktops, set up roaming profiles, andconfigure Offline Files for all your Windows clients—andmanage it all with Group Policy settings
Secure your desktops and servers with AppLocker, WindowsFirewall with Advanced Security, and the Security ConfigurationManager
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Script complex GPMC operations with PowerShell, includinglinking, backup, restore, permissions changes, and more
Create a "change management" system with Advanced Group PolicyManagement (AGPM v4)
Understand Windows Intune service and its relationship to GroupPolicy
Coverage Includes: Updated GPMC New Windows 8 GPMC Features ADMX/ADML Files Group Policy Preferences Item-Level Targeting The Central Store AppLocker Fine-Grained Password Policy Offline Files Updates Inheritance Blocking Prioritization Linking Loopback Policy Processing Security Policy Processing Enforcing WMI Filters Third-Party Tools Cross-Forest Trusts Filters Commenting Searching Advanced Logging and Troubleshooting Advanced Auditing Controls Group Policy and VDI Security Configuration Manager Windows Intune
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Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend