Windows Server 2012 includes an assortment of enhancements to Group Policy, but only the narrow topic of configuring Group Policy processing has been singled out for the 70-417 exam. As it turns out, the most important new Group Policy feature is the only one to fall within this “processing” objective: remote Group Policy updating. This chapter introduces you to this useful new functionality in Windows Server 2012.
In addition, Windows Server 2008 R2 introduced a new GroupPolicy module to Windows PowerShell. The module includes 26 cmdlets, some of which are likely to appear on the exam. This chapter introduces these cmdlets as a reference for your exam preparation.
Objectives in this chapter: