- [Voiceover] In this course, I'm expecting that you already have at least a basic knowledge of Windows Server environments and know how to install Windows Server 2012, along with a basic understanding of Active Directory. Now while going through this course, I will be using three virtual machines. Two of these machines will be domain controllers for a fictional company domain that I have here, and one which is gonna be a Windows 10 client computer that is a member of that domain. Now I do want to point out that we'll only be using two of these machines, as the second domain controller is only serving as a backup in order to emulate a more typical environment.
So if you wanna be able to follow along with everything that I do, then you will need either three physical computers or three virtual machines set up just as I have them. Or I should say that you have at least two computers or two virtual machines with one being a domain controller and one being a client if your resources are limited and three is going to be challenging for you.
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