Join Ed Liberman for an in-depth discussion in this video What you should know, part of Windows Server 2016: Implementing Group Policy.
- [Instructor] Before watching this course, there's just a couple of things that I'd like to go over with you first. The first thing is what you should know coming into this course, and I will tell you, this is somewhat beginner level course so you don't need to know a lot but it would be helpful if you had at least some level of understanding of Windows Server operating systems already. Whether it be Server of 2016 or maybe an older operating system, doesn't really matter at least have some level of understanding. But speaking of Windows Server 2016, if you have used it and you have some kind of basic knowledge of how to navigate it and how to manage it, that would be very helpful as well.
I will add to this that if you have experience with Windows Server 2012, the interface is very very similar and you should be able to do just fine. Now in addition to that, it will be very helpful and I would pretty much say a requirement that you have at least some idea about Active Directory Domain Services because group policy is a component of these services and so if you don't know about Active Directory, then you're probably going to struggle to understand group policy.
So the other thing I'd like to go over with you is what you should have, and this one is going to be very simple. You need to have one computer running Windows Server 2016, and it needs to be configured as a domain controller. In other words, it has to have Active Directory Domain Services installed. Now when I say you have to have this, you don't have to. You could just watch the videos and I'll go ahead and demonstrate everything for you. But if you want to follow along, this is what you need. Now I will kind of add one little caveat to this, which is when you are watching me in my environment, I have a number of different servers that are installed and potentially running as I'm going through and demonstrating, but there's only one domain controller that I will do all the demonstrations on and that's all you would need to follow along.
So I don't want you to be distracted by the rest of the environment, the rest of the enterprise that I have set up here, okay? That's just because it's something that I use for multiple courses. Alright, so that is pretty much it, as long as you have some basic understanding of Windows Server, and maybe Windows Server 2016 and Active Directory Domain Services, and one computer with Windows Server 2016 domain controller to follow along with the demonstrations, that's all you need and you're ready to watch the course.
Review the complete set of objectives for exam 70-742, Identity with Windows Server 2016, at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-70-742.aspx.
- Creating Group Policy objects
- Understanding inheritance
- Adjusting Group Policy preferences and settings
- Running Group Policy update
- Troubleshooting Group Policy
- Adjusting security settings and policies