Windows Group Policy: Administrator's Pocket Consultant

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Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for the day-to-day administration of Group Policy. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks ...

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Overview

Portable and precise, this pocket-sized guide delivers ready answers for the day-to-day administration of Group Policy. Zero in on core support and maintenance tasks using quick-reference tables, instructions, and lists. You’ll get the focused information you need to solve problems and get the job done—whether at your desk or in the field!

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  • Configure Local GPOs and Active Directory®-based GPOs
  • Manage policy preferences and settings
  • Model policy changes through the console
  • Migrate and maintain the SYSVOL
  • Diagnose and troubleshoot replication issues
  • Know when to enforce, block, or override inheritance
  • Filter policy settings, search GPOs, and manage permissions
  • Use Advanced Group Policy Management, including change control
  • Manage operating system-specific deployment issues
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735626768
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press
  • Publication date: 2/11/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 338
  • Sales rank: 525,130
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

William R. Stanek has over 20 years of hands-on experience with advanced programming and development. He has written nearly 100 books including: Microsoft Windows Vista Administrator's Pocket Consultant, Windows Server 2008 Inside Out, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Administrator's Pocket Consultant 2nd Edition, and Microsoft IIS 7.0 Administrator's Pocket Consultant (all from Microsoft Press). He also wrote MCSE Core Exams in a Nutshell and Windows Vista: The Definitive Guide for O'Reilly.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments;
Introduction;
Who Is This Book For?;
How Is This Book Organized?;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Find Additional Content Online;
Support;
Part I: Implementing Group Policy;
Chapter 1: Introducing Group Policy;
Group Policy Preferences and Settings;
Understanding Group Policy Objects;
Managing Group Policy;
Chapter 2: Deploying Group Policy;
Keeping Group Policy Up to Date;
Applying and Linking Group Policy Objects;
Using Default Policies;
Using Policy Preferences and Settings;
Part II: Managing Group Policy;
Chapter 3: Group Policy Management;
Understanding Resultant Set of Policy;
Managing Local Group Policies;
Managing Active Directory–Based Group Policy;
Delegating Privileges for Group Policy Management;
Managing Your GPOs in Production;
Managing Group Policy Preferences;
Chapter 4: Advanced Group Policy Management;
Using Change Control;
Managing Controlled GPOs;
Controlling GPO Versions and History;
Chapter 5: Searching and Filtering Group Policy;
Finding Policy Settings;
Searching for GPOs;
Using Security Group Filters;
Using WMI Filters;
Part III: Maintaining and Recovering Group Policy;
Chapter 6: Maintaining and Migrating the SYSVOL;
Migrating the SYSVOL;
Maintaining the SYSVOL;
Generating Replication Diagnostics Reports;
Troubleshooting Replication Issues;
Chapter 7: Managing Group Policy Processing;
Managing Group Policy Inheritance;
Controlling Group Policy Processing and Refresh;
Configuring Slow-Link Detection;
Planning Group Policy Changes;
Chapter 8: Maintaining and Restoring Group Policy;
Growing Your Enterprise Policy Configuration;
Maintaining GPO Storage;
Copying, Importing, and Migrating GPOs;
Backing Up and Restoring GPOs;
Troubleshooting Group Policy;
Appendix A: Installing Group Policy Extensions and Tools;
Installing the Remote Server Administration Tools on Windows Vista;
Installing the Group Policy Preference Client-Side Extensions;
Installing Advanced Group Policy Management;
Installing Group policy Templates and Add-ins for Microsoft Office;
Appendix : About the Author;

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