1.3. Understanding Local Group Policy

Before we officially dive into what is specifically contained inside this magic of Group Policy or how Group Policy is applied when Active Directory is involved, you might be curious to see exactly what your interaction with Local Group Policy might look like.

Local Group Policy is best used when Active Directory isn't available, say either in a NetWare environment or when you have a gaggle of machines that simply aren't connected to a domain.

Local Group Policy is different for Windows Vista versus the other Windows operating systems. Let's explore Local Group Policy on pre-Vista machines first and then move on to the Vista-specific features.

1.3.1. Local Group Policy on Pre-Vista Computers

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