Group Policy, 2nd Edition
Fundamentals, Security, and the Managed Desktop
By Jeremy Moskowitz
Publisher: Wiley / Sybex
Final Release Date: December 2012
Pages: 912

The Ultimate Book on Group Policy

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

Download bonus chapters and:

  • 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
Group Policy Preferences
Item-Level Targeting
The Central Store
Fine-Grained Password Policy
Offline Files Updates
Inheritance Blocking
Loopback Policy Processing
Security Policy Processing
WMI Filters
Third-Party Tools
Cross-Forest Trusts
Advanced Logging and Troubleshooting
Advanced Auditing Controls
Group Policy and VDI
Security Configuration Manager
Windows Intune

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