Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the Group Policy central store, part of Creating and Managing Group Policy for Windows Server 2012.
- The next thing I want to discuss…is something called the "Central Store."…In older versions of Windows Server,…Group Policy objects were saved…on each domain controller.…When this was done, each template took up 4 megabytes,…whether it was being used or not.…This often resulted in something…that is called "SYSVOL bloat."…The central store was created…as a remedy to SYSVOL bloat.…The way the central store remedies SYSVOL bloat…is by putting all the templates…for the Group Policy objects in one location per domain.…
The tools that are then used to create…Group Policies and edit them are able…to access the central store for any…templates they need to create the Group Policies.…To create the central store,…you need to copy the PolicyDefinitions folder…to the same location Group Policies are stored.…The PolicyDefinitions folder is located at the…%systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions.…The %systemroot% is a shorthand way…of saying "the main folder…"where the operating system is stored."…This is often times the Windows directory,…
- 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
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Managing Group Policy Objects
2. Configuring Security Policies
3. Configuring Application Restricting Policies
4. Configuring Windows Firewall
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