Group Policy for Beginners Guide from Microsoft

Group Policy in Windows is the essential way that most organizations enforce settings on their computers. This guide introduces Group Policy, provides an overview of what you can do with Group Policy, describes essential concepts that you must know, and provides step-by-step instructions for the most common Group Policy tasks.

Group Policy in Windows

This guide from Microsoft is an introduction to Group Policy. It first provides an overview of what you can do with Group Policy,  describes essential concepts that you must know, and how you can tweak Windows through  Group Policy Editor or gpedit.msc.

For example, what is a Group Policy object (GPO)? What does inheritance mean? With the fundamentals out of the way, this white paper provides step-by-step instructions, with plenty of screenshots, for the most common Group Policy tasks.

If you are an IT pro who has never used Group Policy to control computer configurations, this white paper is for you. Group Policy is the essential way that most organizations enforce settings on their computers. It is flexible enough for even the most complex scenarios; however, the essential features are easy to use in simple scenarios, which are more common. IT Pro’s may want to check out Group Policy Management tips for IT Pros in Windows 7.

Download page: Microsoft.

This post will show you how to backup Group Policy Objects in Windows. The Group Policy Analyzer will help you analyze GPOs.

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