Control and secure your Active Directory environment with Group Policy
Author: Jordan Krause
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Improve and reimagine your organization's security stance, desktop standards, and server administration with centralized management via Group Policy. Key Features Explore advanced filtering techniques for Group Policy Objects Interact with Group Policy through GPMC and PowerShell Practical guide covering the daily and advanced administration of group policy Book Description This book begins with a discussion of the core material any administrator needs to know in order to start working with Group Policy. Moving on, we will also walk through the process of building a lab environment to start testing Group Policy today. Next we will explore the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) and start using the powerful features available for us within that interface. Once you are well versed with using GPMC, you will learn to perform and manage the traditional core tasks inside Group Policy. Included in the book are many examples and walk-throughs of the different filtering options available for the application of Group Policy settings, as this is the real power that Group Policy holds within your network. You will also learn how you can use Group Policy to secure your Active Directory environment, and also understand how Group Policy preferences are different than policies, with the help of real-world examples. Finally we will spend some time on maintenance and troubleshooting common Group Policy-related issues so that you, as a directory administrator, will understand the diagnosing process for policy settings. By the end of the book, you will be able to jump right in and use Group Policy to its full potential. What you will learn Become familiar with the Group Policy Management Console Create, link, and filter new policies Secure your users and devices using Group Policy Maintain and troubleshoot Group Policy Administer Group Policy via PowerShell Control your Active Directory environment efficiently with Group Policy settings Who this book is for If you are an IT professional who works with Windows Servers or are interested in an Active Directory environment then this book is for you. General knowledge of Microsoft Windows, how Windows Server fits into an enterprise’s infrastructure and also some existing knowledge of an Active Directory domain environment is expected.
A Best Practice Guide for Managing Users and PCs Through Group Policy
Author: Kapil Arya
Find out how to isolate, understand, and solve problems encountered when managing users and PCs on Windows. Learn from a Microsoft MVP with many years' experience supporting Windows users with their Group Policy issues. This book will help you face the complexity of real world hardware and software systems and the unpredictability of user behavior, so you can get to the heart of the problem and set it right. Windows Group Policy Troubleshooting is your best-practice guide to Group Policy, showing you all that it can achieve, and how to repair problems when they occur. What You'll Learn Understand how Group Policy works Take a simple step-by-step approach to troubleshooting problems Apply Group Policy in Office applications Absorb advanced Group Policy advice See expert tips and tricks related to Group Policy Who This Book Is For IT pros and system administrators are the audience for this book.
The Ultimate Book on Group Policy Freshly updated to include Windows 7, Windows 8 and WindowsServer 2012, Group Policy: Fundamentals, Security, and theManaged Desktop, Second Edition is the book for learningeverything you need to know about Group Policy, no matter whichversion of Windows you use. Microsoft Group Policy MVP JeremyMoskowitz covers it all—major Group Policy categories, whatWindows 8 and Windows Server 2012 bring to the table, and smartways to tackle tough desktop management problems. Topics includetroubleshooting, security, scripting, using Windows PowerShell whennecessary, and much more. Inside this book, you'll learn to: Master all Group Policy functions of Windows, including WindowsXP through Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003 through Windows Server2012 Enhance your Group Policy reach with the Group PolicyPreferences, ADMX files, and additional add-ons Use every feature of the GPMC and become a top-notchadministrator Troubleshoot Group Policy using tools, logs, Resource Kitutilities, Registry hacks, and third-party tools Manage printers, restrict hardware, and configure InternetExplorer Deploy software to your desktops, set up roaming profiles, andconfigure Offline Files for all your Windows clients—andmanage it all with Group Policy settings Secure your desktops and servers with AppLocker, WindowsFirewall with Advanced Security, and the Security ConfigurationManager Download bonus chapters and: Script complex GPMC operations with PowerShell, includinglinking, backup, restore, permissions changes, and more Create a "change management" system with Advanced Group PolicyManagement (AGPM v4) Understand Windows Intune service and its relationship to GroupPolicy Coverage Includes: Updated GPMC New Windows 8 GPMC Features ADMX/ADML Files Group Policy Preferences Item-Level Targeting The Central Store AppLocker Fine-Grained Password Policy Offline Files Updates Inheritance Blocking Prioritization Linking Loopback Policy Processing Security Policy Processing Enforcing WMI Filters Third-Party Tools Cross-Forest Trusts Filters Commenting Searching Advanced Logging and Troubleshooting Advanced Auditing Controls Group Policy and VDI Security Configuration Manager Windows Intune
Your Personal Trainer for Group Policy! Learning Group Policy doesn't have to be a frustrating experience, you can learn everything you need to manage Group Policy effectively by reading this book. To learn how to manage Group Policy, you need practical hands-on advice from an expert who understands what it is like to just start out. By working step by step through essential tasks, you can learn to: Configure Local GPOs and Active Directory-based GPOs Manage policy preferences and settings Model policy changes through the console Maintain the SYSVOL Diagnose and troubleshoot replication issues Know when to enforce, block, or override inheritance Filter policy settings, search GPOs, and manage permissions Implement change control and advanced management Manage operating system-specific deployment issues This book is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to manage Group Policy, including those who manage or support computers running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Inside, you'll find comprehensive overviews, step-by-step procedures, frequently used tasks, documented examples, and much more. One of the goals is to keep the content so concise that the book remains compact and easy to navigate while at the same time ensuring that the book is packed with as much information as possible--making it a valuable resource. Also includes the full text of William Stanek's Smart Brain quick start guide to Group Policy: Group Policy Fast Start.
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! Get fast facts to: 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
Get the in-depth information you need to use Group Policy to administer Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista—direct from a leading Group Policy MVP and the Microsoft Group Policy team. With Group Policy and Active Directory directory service, administrators can take advantage of policy-based management to streamline the administration of users and computers throughout the enterprise—from servers running Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server, to workstations running Windows Vista, Windows XP Professional, or Windows 2000 Professional. This essential resource provides in-depth technical information and expert insights for simplifying and automating administrative tasks, including policy enforcement, system updates, and software installations, as well as how to centralize the management of network resources. The CD provides essential utilities, job aids, and more. It’s everything you need to help increase your efficiency while bolstering user productivity, security services, and system reliability. For customers who purchase an ebook version of this title, instructions for downloading the CD files can be found in the ebook.
Join Timothy Pintello for an introduction to creating and managing group policies on a Windows network. Timothy defines what the Group Policy feature and Group Policy objects (GPO) are: mechanisms for restricting access to computers, files, and software on your network. He'll introduce the tools you'll need to edit and create policies, and show how to set up a basic audit policy and place restrictions on software. Finally, Timothy will show how to create, activate, and modify rules for Windows Firewall.
Learning Group Policy administration doesn't have to be a frustrating experience, you can learn everything you need to manage Group Policy effectively by reading this book. To learn how to manage Group Policy, you need practical hands-on advice from an expert who understands what it is like to just start out. By working step by step through essential tasks, you can learn to: 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, Implement change control and advanced management, Manage operating system-specific deployment issues. This book is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to manage Group Policy, including those who manage or support computers running Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Inside, you'll find comprehensive overviews, step-by-step procedures, frequently used tasks, documented examples, and much more. One of the goals is to keep the content so concise that the book remains compact and easy to navigate while at the same time ensuring that the book is packed with as much information as possible--making it a valuable resource.
The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) is a dramatic step forward in the way Group Policy is administered. This book provides all the instruction and insight you need to take full control of your Active Directory with GPMC and other Group Policy tools. You'll also learn techniques for implementing IntelliMirror, making it possible for users to work securely from any location; and you'll find intensive troubleshooting advice, insider tips on keeping your network secure, and hundreds of clear examples that will help you accomplish all your administration goals. You will learn to: Create and manage all Group Policy functions within Active Directory Understand Group Policy differences in Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 2003 systems Troubleshoot Group Policy using Support tools, Resource Kit utilities, log files, registry hacks, and third-party tools Create and deploy custom settings for managing client systems Manage, secure, and audit client and server systems Script complex operations, including linking, back-up, restore, permissions changes, and migrating Set up Local, Roaming, and Mandatory profiles Set up and manage IntelliMirror components with Group Policy Use Group Policy Software Installation to perform hands-off installations Use Remote Installation Services to automate the installation of new Windows systems Ensure the safety of your users' data with Redirected Folders and Shadow Copies About the Series The Mark Minasi Windows Administrator Library is designed to equip system administrators with in-depth technical solutions to the many challenges associated with administering Windows in an enterprise setting. The series editor is leading Windows NT/2003 expert Mark Minasi, who selects the topics and authors and develops and reviews each book to ensure that every entry in the series meets your needs and helps you achieve your goals.
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Get the in-depth information you need to use Group Policy to administer your enterprise system—direct from industry experts and the Microsoft Group Policy team. With Group Policy and Active Directory® directory service, administrators can take advantage of policy-based management to streamline the administration of users and computers throughout the enterprise—from servers running Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 Server to workstations running Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000 Professional. This essential resource explains how to simplify and automate administrative tasks, including policy enforcement, system updates, and software installations, as well as how to centralize the management of network resources. The CD provides essential utilities, custom ADMs, GPO spreadsheets, and more. It’s everything you need to help increase your efficiency while bolstering user productivity, security services, and system reliability. A Note Regarding the CD or DVD The print version of this book ships with a CD or DVD. For those customers purchasing one of the digital formats in which this book is available, we are pleased to offer the CD/DVD content as a free download via O'Reilly Media's Digital Distribution services. To download this content, please visit O'Reilly's web site, search for the title of this book to find its catalog page, and click on the link below the cover image (Examples, Companion Content, or Practice Files). Note that while we provide as much of the media content as we are able via free download, we are sometimes limited by licensing restrictions. Please direct any questions or concerns to [email protected]
The one book you absolutely need to get up and running with Windows Server 2008 R2. One of the world's leading Windows authorities and top-selling author Mark Minasi explores every nook and cranny of the latest version of Microsoft's flagship network operating system, Windows Server 2008 R2, giving you the most in-depth coverage in any book on the market. Focuses on Windows Windows Server 2008 R2, the newest version of Microsoft's Windows' server line of operating system, and the ideal server for new Windows 7 clients Author Mark Minasi is one of the world's leading Windows authorities and has taught tens of thousands of people to design and run Windows networks Covers Windows storage concepts and skills, Windows Server 2008 IP, WINS, NetBIOS, LMHosts, DNS, creating the simple Active Directory, and creating and managing user accounts Explains Group Policy in Active Directory; files, folders and shares; Sysvol, old and new; sharing printers on the network; remote server administration; connecting Windows clients to your network; working the Web with IIS 7.0; and AD maintenance and recovery Provides workarounds for things that don't quite work as they should and how-tos for many undocumented features Find out everything you want to know-and then some!
MCSE Exam 70-296 Study Guide & DVD Training System: Planning, Implementing and Maintaining a Windows Server 2003 Environment for an MCSE Certified on Windows 2000 is a one-of-a-kind integration of text, DVD-quality instructor led training, and Web-based exam simulation and remediation. This system gives you 100% coverage of the official Microsoft 70-296 exam objectives plus test preparation software for the edge you need to pass the exam on your first try. In June, 2003 Microsoft will launch beta exams for the Windows Server 2003 certification line. Exams will likely go live the following August and September. This launch is a comprehensive revamping of the MCSE (Microsoft Certified System Enginner) track with all new core exams and all new electives. In addition, the MCSA (Microsoft Certified System Administrator) certification will expand its program to include an additional upgrade exam for MCSAs wanting to become MCSEs. The launch of this new certification track means that all current MCSEs, representing an installed base of approximately 200,000 (source: MCP Magazine) will need to recertify under Windows Server 2003. In addition, any MCP looking to become an MCSE--estimates are about 1.2 million (source: MCP Magazine)--will also have to continue their certifications under the new program. Many industry experts expect the Windows 2003 certification, and product line as well, to be a more popular track since many organziations are still using NT and plan to skip 2000 and go directly to 2003. * DVD Provides a "Virtual Classroom": Get the benefits of instructor led training at a fraction of the cost and hassle. * Guaranteed Coverage of All Exam Objectives: If the topic is listed in Microsoft's Exam 70-296 objectives, it is covered here. * Fully Integrated Learning: This system includes a study guide, DVD training and Web-based practice exams.
A thorough resource for IT professionals on the Windows Server 2008 operating system describes the new features and capabilities of the network operating system in terms of its networking, storage, security, and everyday management functions. Original. (Intermediate)
Revised and updated to keep pace with this ever changing field, Security Strategies in Windows Platforms and Applications, Third Edition focuses on new risks, threats, and vulnerabilities associated with the Microsoft Windows operating system, placing a particular emphasis on Windows 10, and Windows Server 2016 and 2019. The Third Edition highlights how to use tools and techniques to decrease risks arising from vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows operating systems and applications. The book also includes a resource for readers desiring more information on Microsoft Windows OS hardening, application security, and incident management. With its accessible writing style, and step-by-step examples, this must-have resource will ensure readers are educated on the latest Windows security strategies and techniques.
For Windows Vista, Windows 2003, Windows XP, and Windows 2000
Author: Jeremy Moskowitz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Presenting a fully updated resource for Windows Vista that shows you how best to use Group Policy in order to take full advantage of Active Directory and create a managed desktop environment. You’ll learn details about the GPMC, Group Policy troubleshooting techniques, and configuring Group Policy to create a resilient desktop environment. You’ll also discover how to create and manage ADMX files and leverage the Group Policy Central Store as well as deploy Office 2007, Office 2003, and more using Group Policy Software Installation.
Windows Server 2008 Unleashed covers the planning, design, prototype testing, implementation, migration, administration, and support of a Windows 2008 and Active Directory environment, based on more than three and a half years of early adopter experience in full production environments. This book addresses not only what is new with Windows 2008 compared to previous versions of the Windows Server product, but also what is different and how the similarities and differences affect an organization’s migration to Windows 2008. Chapters are dedicated to the migration process from Windows 2000/2003 to Windows 2008, how to properly use Group Policies in Windows 2008, and tips and tricks on managing and administering a Windows 2008 environment. The authors cover the technologies new to Windows 2008, such as IPv6, Network Access Protection (NAP), Network Policy Server (NPS), Terminal Services Remote Programs, Windows Deployment Services (WDS), Hyper-V virtualization, and more! This book doesn’t just describe the features and functions included in Windows 2008--there are notes throughout the book explaining how organizations have successfully used the technologies to fulfill core business needs. Tips, tricks, and best practices share lessons learned from hundreds of implementations of Windows 2008 in real-world environments. Detailed information on how to… Plan and migrate from Windows 2000/2003 to Windows 2008 Leverage new tools and utilities that simplify system and network administration functions Enable the latest security technologies to improve secured enterprise computing Better manage a Windows 2008 Active Directory environment Optimize a Windows 2008 environment for better scalability and enhanced performance Implement Windows 2008 for better branch office and remote office integration Design a Windows 2008 environment to support the latest in clustering, stretched clusters, fault tolerance, and redundant systems technologies Take advantage of add-on technologies available for Windows 2008, including Windows SharePoint Services, Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization, Windows Media Services, and IIS 7 web server solutions
This is the perfect study guide to help readers pass the first exam in Microsoft's four core OS exams. With this book, readers master the skills and concepts necessary to address exam objectives including planning, installation, configuration, administration, support, security, and troubleshooting of Windows XP Professional.