Create and Manage Group Policy Course

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.

1 hour, 1 minute

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, working with templates, and preferences and item-level targeting. Keep your group policy under tight control and make sure it’s working for you with this course!


Preferences and Item-Level Targeting

Video - 00:06:00

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.
GPO Client Setting

Video - 00:06:00

In this episode, discover implementing GPO client settings, and learn how to use GPO settings for redirecting paths, software deployment, and executing security scripts.
Working with Templates

Video - 00:05:00

In this episode, you’ll learn admin template management, and walk through the configuration options for the Central Store.
GPO Processing Options

Video - 00:08:00

Learn the use of group processes, including various implementations of advanced group policy, such as slow-link detection.
GPO Filtering

Video - 00:05:00

Learn how to use ACLs in group policy. Explore how to apply group management for access and rights implementation.
GPO Linking

Video - 00:05:00

Learn about implementing GPOs at forest, domain, user, and resource levels. Understand the hierarchy of GPO implementation and the processing order.
Managing GPOs

Video - 00:11:00

In this episode, learn how to manipulate and manage GPOs using templates, shown both at the console and in PowerShell.
Domain, DC, and Local Policies

Video - 00:05:00

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.
Group Policies

Video - 00:09:00

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.  

Meet the author

Mike Meyers

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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