Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring the Group Policy central store, part of Windows Server 2012: Create and Manage Group Policy.
- Now that you understand what the Central Store does, let's go ahead and look at what is involved in configuring it. The first thing we need to do is come down here to our File Manager and click it. And then we need to go ahead and click our C: drive. Now if you remember from the previous video, we had to go to the Percent System Root Percent folder. The Percent System Root Percent folder is the system folder for the operating system that you're in. In this case, the system root is our Windows folder. If you go ahead and double-click the Windows folder, and then we need to come down here and look for the PolicyDefinitions folder.
Once we find the PolicyDefinitions folder, we need to right-click that and copy it. After we've copied the PolicyDefinitions folder, we can come on down here to our SYSVOL folder and double-click that and then double-click the second sysvol folder. Then we have to find the folder for the domain we're on. In this case, that is the randomdomain folder. So let's go ahead and double-click that and then open up the Policies folder. Once we're in through the Policies folder, we can go ahead and right-click and paste the PolicyDefinitions folder in here.
Now that the Central Store has been configured, the Group Policy Editor will now use this folder for any templates it needs access to.
- Configuring the Group Policy central store
- Configuring Group Policy settings
- Setting GPO states
- Setting up security policies
- Configuring user rights
- Configuring local users and groups
- Configuring software restriction rules
- Configuring Windows Firewall