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Automating Active Directory® Administration with Windows PowerShell® 2.0 by Laura E. Hunter, Ken St. Cyr

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Manage Group Policy Application

Now that you've learned how to create various configurations of GPOs, including GPOs, starter GPOs, security templates, and FGPPs, the next step is to determine how these GPOs will be deployed throughout your organization. A GPO can be linked to one or more AD containers—a site, a domain, or an OU. By default, linking a GPO to one of these containers causes that GPO to apply to all user and computer objects that exist within that container, although you can customize this behavior using WMI filters and/or security group filtering.

In this part of the chapter, we'll examine the steps needed to automate the application of GPOs in an AD environment, including linking GPOs to one or more AD containers, customizing ...

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