Create and Manage Group Policy

Keep a tight rein on your system with this course on creating and managing group policies. Explore GPOs, working with templates, preferences and item-level targeting and more.


  • Group Policies Video — 00:08:30
    • Security controls and security boundaries are increasingly becoming more stringent. Fortunately, group policy tools are not only efficient but also easy to maintain. It’s through these policies that forests, domains, users, and groups access shared resources.

  • Domain, DC, and Local Policies Video — 00:05:27
    • The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) can be used to apply rights management and is implemented through policies. In this episode, both default domain and configured domains are reviewed.

  • Managing GPOs Video — 00:11:16
    • In this episode, learn how to manipulate and manage GPOs using templates, shown both at the console and in PowerShell.

  • GPO Linking Video — 00:04:49
    • Learn about implementing GPOs at forest, domain, user, and resource levels. Understand the hierarchy of GPO implementation and the processing order.

  • GPO Filtering Video — 00:04:47
    • Learn how to use ACLs in group policy. Explore how to apply group management for access and rights implementation.

  • GPO Processing Options Video — 00:08:15
    • Learn the use of group processes, including various implementations of advanced group policy, such as slow-link detection.

  • Working with Templates Video — 00:05:18
    • In this episode, you’ll learn admin template management, and walk through the configuration options for the Central Store.

  • GPO Client Setting Video — 00:06:10
    • In this episode, discover implementing GPO client settings, and learn how to use GPO settings for redirecting paths, software deployment, and executing security scripts.

  • Preferences and Item-Level Targeting Video — 00:06:05
    • Explore group policy preferences to personalize a user account based on the OS permissions set, and learn about item-level targeting as an implementation based on presets.


Course description

In this course, you’ll get to grips with creating and managing group policy. Take a closer look at Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and their uses, including managing, linking, filtering and processing GPOs. You’ll also explore domain, DC and local policies, w

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Mike Meyers, affectionately called the “Alpha Geek,” is the industry’s leading authority on CompTIA certifications. He is the president and co-founder of Total Seminars, LLC, a provider of PC and network repair seminars, books, videos and courseware for thousands of organizations throughout the world. Mike has been involved in the computer and network repair industry since 1987 as a technician, instructor, author, consultant and speaker. He has sold over a million IT and certification books, including the best-selling CompTIA A+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide and CompTIA Network+ Certification All-in-One Exam Guide. He has personally taught thousands of students, including U.S. senators, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, members of the United Nation, every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, many branches of the Department of Justice, hundreds of corporate clients and academic students at every level.

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