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Group Policy: Fundamentals, Security, and the Managed Desktop

Group Policy: Fundamentals, Security, and the Managed Desktop

Jeremy Moskowitz

ISBN: 978-0-470-58185-8

May 2010

936 pages


The Definitive Book on Group Policy – Updated for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008R2

The ultimate Group Policy guide-now updated for Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2!

IT and network administrators can streamline their Windows Server management tasks by using Group Policy tools to automate or implement rules, processes, or new security across the enterprise. In this comprehensive guide, Microsoft Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz thoroughly explores Group Policy across all Windows platforms, including the latest on Windows 7 and Server 2008 R2. If you're a Windows network administrator managing scores of users and computers, you need this essential reference on your desk.

  • Covers the fundamentals and beyond of Group Policy, a collection of tools and settings that allow administrators to manage users and computers across a Windows Server enterprise
  • Reflects the very latest Windows Server technologies: Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7
  • Includes essential topics such as Group Policy settings, using the management console, implementing security, maintaining settings as users move from one computer to another, using Windows Steady State, and more
  • Offers expert guidance and advice from renowned Group Policy expert and Microsoft Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz,
  • If you're a Windows Server network or IT administrator, make your life easier with Group Policy and this must-have guide.
Introduction xxvii

Chapter 1 Group Policy Essentials 1

Chapter 2 Managing Group Policy with the GPMC 69

Chapter 3 Group Policy Processing Behavior Essentials 147

Chapter 4 Advanced Group Policy Processing 189

Chapter 5 Group Policy Preferences 211

Chapter 6 Managing Applications and Settings Using Group Policy 291

Chapter 7 Troubleshooting Group Policy 341

Chapter 8 Implementing Security with Group Policy 437

Chapter 9 Profiles: Local, Roaming, and Mandatory 553

Chapter 10 Implementing a Managed Desktop, Part 1: Redirected Folders, Offline Files, and the Synchronization Manager 615

Chapter 11 The Managed Desktop, Part 2: Software Deployment via Group Policy 719

Chapter 12 Finishing Touches with Group Policy: Scripts, Internet Explorer, Hardware Control, Deploying Printers, and Shadow Copies 791

Index 867

Bonus Chapter 1
Bonus Chapter 2
Bonus Chapter 3