Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735622173
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Publication date: 06/08/2005
Series: Pro-One-Offs Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.16(h) x 1.94(d)

About the Author

Darren Mar-Elia is a Microsoft MVP for Windows Server-Group Policy and the chief technology officer for Windows Management at Quest Software. He is a contributing editor to Windows IT Pro magazine and has written or contributed to more than 10 books on Windows management technologies.

Table of Contents

About the Authors;
About This Book;
Document Conventions;
Companion CD;
Support Policy;
System Requirements;
Part I: Getting Started with Group Policy;
Chapter 1: Overview of Group Policy;
Understanding Group Policy;
Using and Implementing Group Policy;
Getting Started with Group Policy;
Understanding the Required Infrastructure for Group Policy;
Examining GPO Links and Default GPOs;
Chapter 2: Working with Group Policy;
Navigating Group Policy Objects and Settings;
Managing Group Policy Objects;
Creating and Linking GPOs;
Delegating Privileges for Group Policy Management;
Removing Links and Deleting GPOs;
Chapter 3: Advanced Group Policy Management;
Searching and Filtering Group Policy;
Managing Group Policy Inheritance;
Managing Group Policy Processing and Refresh;
Modeling and Maintaining Group Policy;
Determining the Effective Group Policy Settings and Last Refresh;
Part II: Group Policy Implementation and Scenarios;
Chapter 4: Deploying Group Policy;
Group Policy Design Considerations;
Controlling GPO Processing Performance;
Best Practices for Deploying GPOs;
Testing GPOs Before Deployment;
Chapter 5: Hardening Clients and Servers;
Understanding Security Templates;
Deploying Security Templates;
General Hardening Techniques;
Server Hardening;
Client Hardening;
Chapter 6: Managing and Maintaining Essential Windows Components;
Configuring Application Compatibility Settings;
Configuring Attachment Manager Settings;
Configuring Event Viewer Information Requests;
Controlling IIS Installation;
Configuring Access to and Use of Microsoft Management Console;
Optimizing NetMeeting Security and Features;
Enabling Security Center for Use in Domains;
Managing Access to Scheduled Tasks and Task Scheduler;
Managing File System, Drive, and Windows Explorer Access Options;
Optimizing the Windows Installer Configuration;
Optimizing Automatic Updates with Windows Update;
Chapter 7: Managing User Settings and Data;
Understanding User Profiles and Group Policy;
Configuring Roaming Profiles;
Optimizing User Profile Configurations;
Redirecting User Profile Folders and Data;
Managing Computer and User Scripts;
Chapter 8: Maintaining Internet Explorer Configurations;
Customizing the Internet Explorer Interface;
Customizing URLs, Favorites, and Links;
Configuring Global Default Programs;
Optimizing Connection and Proxy Settings;
Enhancing Internet Explorer Security;
Configuring Additional Policies for Internet Options;
Chapter 9: Deploying and Maintaining Software Through Group Policy;
Understanding Group Policy Software Installation;
Planning the Software Deployment;
Deploying Software Through Group Policy;
Configuring Advanced and Global Software Installation Options;
Deploying Microsoft Office and Service Packs;
Maintaining Deployed Applications;
Chapter 10: Managing Microsoft Office Configurations;
Introducing Office Configuration Management;
Customizing Office Configurations;
Managing Office-Related Policy;
Chapter 11: Maintaining Secure Network Communications;
Understanding IPSec Policy;
Managing and Maintaining IPSec Policy;
Deploying Public Key Policies;
Understanding Windows Firewall Policy;
Managing Windows Firewall Policy;
Chapter 12: Creating Custom Environments;
Loopback Processing;
Terminal Services;
Group Policy over Slow Links;
Part III: Group Policy Customization;
Chapter 13: Group Policy Structure and Processing;
Navigating Group Policy Logical Structure;
Navigating Group Policy Physical Structure;
Navigating Group Policy Link Structure;
Understanding Group Policy Processing;
Navigating Local GPO Structure;
Chapter 14: Customizing Administrative Templates;
What Is an Administrative Template?;
Creating Custom .adm Files;
A Simple .adm File;
Using .adm File Language;
Best Practices;
Chapter 15: Security Templates;
Understanding the Security Template Structure;
Where Security Template Settings Overlap with GPO Settings;
Working with Security Templates;
Customizing Security Templates;
Customizing Security Options;
Customizing Services in the Security Templates;
Microsoft Solutions for Security Settings;
Part IV: Group Policy Troubleshooting;
Chapter 16: Troubleshooting Group Policy;
Group Policy Troubleshooting Essentials;
Essential Troubleshooting Tools;
Group Policy Logging;
Chapter 17: Resolving Common Group Policy Problems;
Solving GPO Administration Problems;
Group Policy Settings Are Not Being Applied Due to Infrastructure Problems;
Solving Implementation Problems;
Part V: Appendixes;
Appendix A: Group Policy Reference;
Computer Configuration Reference;
User Configuration Reference;
Appendix B: New Features in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1;
Administrative Tools;
Internet Explorer Feature Control Settings;
Internet Explorer URL Action Security Settings;
Resultant Set of Policy;
Post-Setup Security Updates;
Security Configuration Wizard;
Windows Firewall;
Appendix C: GPMC Scripting;
GPMC Scripting Interface Essentials;
Using the GPMC’s Prebuilt Scripts;
Appendix D: Office 2003 Administrative Template Highlights;
Microsoft Access 2003;
Microsoft Excel 2003;
Microsoft FrontPage 2003;
Microsoft Clip Organizer 2003;
Microsoft InfoPath 2003;
Microsoft Office 2003;
Microsoft OneNote 2003;
Microsoft Outlook 2003;
Microsoft PowerPoint 2003;
Microsoft Project 2003;
Microsoft Publisher 2003;
Microsoft Visio 2003;
Microsoft Word 2003;

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