- [Voiceover] One of the nice features…that has been included with Group Policy,…pretty much since the beginning,…is the basic ability to deploy software.…Now I really do wanna emphasize that it is a basic ability…and what I mean by that is Group Policy software deployment…does not include any mechanism…for keeping track of any kind of inventory…and how many copies have been deployed…or any kind of licensing maintenance,…really anything along those lines.…So if you find yourself…in a corporate enterprise environment…where licensing maintenance is important,…then you are gonna have to go to a more advanced tool,…but if you just need basic software deployment…or maybe you have an enterprise license…with an unlimited number of deployments…and you don't have to keep track,…then Group Policy can do it for you.…
Now in order to demonstrate software deployment,…I'm on DC1…and here we're in the Group Policy Management Tool.…I do wanna show you…that inside my Sales organizational unit, if I expand that,…I do have a GPO that I've created…
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