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Group Policy: Fundamentals, Security, and the Managed Desktop, 3rd Edition

  • Length: 1056 pages
  • Edition: 3
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  • Publication Date: 2015-08-31
  • ISBN-10: 1119035589
  • ISBN-13: 9781119035589
  • Sales Rank: #70758 (See Top 100 Books)

Get up to speed on the latest Group Policy tools, features, and best practices

Group Policy, Fundamentals, Security, and the Managed Desktop, 3rd Edition helps you streamline Windows and Windows Server management using the latest Group Policy tools and techniques. This updated edition covers Windows 10 and Windows Server vNext, bringing you up to speed on all the newest settings, features, and best practices. Microsoft Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz teaches you the major categories of Group Policy, essential troubleshooting techniques, and how to manage your Windows desktops.

This is your complete guide to the latest Group Policy features and functions for all modern Windows clients and servers, helping you manage more efficiently and effectively.

  • Perform true desktop and server management with the Group Policy Preferences, ADMX files, and additional add-ons
  • Use every feature of the GPMC and become a top-notch administrator
  • Troubleshoot Group Policy using tools, enhanced logs, Resource Kit utilities, and third-party tools
  • Manage printers, drive maps, restrict hardware, and configure Internet Explorer
  • Deploy software to your desktops, set up roaming profiles, and configure Offline Files for all your Windows clients—and manage it all with Group Policy settings
  • Secure your desktops and servers with AppLocker, Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, and the Security Configuration Manager

This is your comprehensive resource to staying current, with expert tips, techniques, and insight.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Group Policy Essentials
Chapter 2: Managing Group Policy with the GPMC and via PowerShell
Chapter 3: Group Policy Processing Behavior Essentials
Chapter 4: Advanced Group Policy Processing
Chapter 5: Group Policy Preferences
Chapter 6: Managing Applications and Settings Using Group Policy
Chapter 7: Troubleshooting Group Policy
Chapter 8: Implementing Security
Chapter 9: Profiles: Local, Roaming, and Mandatory
Chapter 10: The Managed Desktop, Part 1: Redirected Folders, Offline Files, and the Synchronization Manager
Chapter 11: The Managed Desktop, Part 2: Software Depolyment via Group Policy
Chapter 12: Finishing Touches with Group Policy: Scripts, Internet Explorer, Hardware Control, Printer Deployment, Local Admin Password Control
Appendix A: Scripting Group Policy Operations with Windows PowerShell
Appendix B: Group Policy and VDI
Appendix C: Advanced Group Policy Management
Appendix D: Security Compliance Manager
Appendix E: Microsoft Intune and PolicyPak Cloud

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