- [Voiceover] Prior to the release of Windows Server 2008,…you couldn't use group policy to control…certain common settings that would effect…the user and computer environment.…An example of this might be mapping a network drive.…What we had to do back then was we would have…to deliver this type of setting…through the use of logon script.…Well now in Windows Sever 2012…we have group policy preferences built right in…and these preferences are extensions…to the original policy settings that now allow us…the ability to deploy settings such…as a map drive through group policy.…
In order to demonstrate this, I'm already on DC1.…We're in Group Policy Management.…I wanna show you the inside of my Sales organizational unit.…I have created a GPO and named it Map Drive.…It's a blank GPO but I've named it Map Drive…because that's what we're gonna do.…If I right click and then select to Edit,…you'll see here in the Group Policy Management Editor,…under both Computer and User Configuration,…there's a preferences folder where we have…
In this course, author Ed Liberman uses Windows Server 2012 R2 to demonstrate what Group Policy is and how to use it effectively. He shows how to configure Group Policy processing, adjust settings and preferences, and troubleshoot Group Policy problems and conflicts as they arise.
Note: This course maps to the Configure and Manage Group Policy domain for MCSA Exam 70-411, Administering Windows Server 2012.
- Configuring Group Policy processing
- Configuring inheritance blocking and enforced passwords
- Configuring security filtering
- Configuring loopback processing and slow-link processing
- Forcing Group Policy updates
- Adjusting settings and preferences
- Backing up Group Policy objects (GPOs)
- Managing software with Group Policy