Bonus Chapter 2: Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPMv4)

Let’s start with the bad news. Because there’s a lot of good news in this chapter, and I don’t want anyone to say, “Hey! I’m 30 pages into this chapter and he didn’t tell me [this very important fact I’m about to tell you].”

That is, to use the stuff we’re going to talk about in this chapter, you have to pay Microsoft a little extra. That’s right. Everything we’ve talked about in this book so far is “free,” inasmuch as it’s in the box when you buy Windows and spin up an Active Directory, install your Windows clients, perform some downloads, and so on.

But this chapter is different. In this chapter, we’re going to talk about a Microsoft tool called Advanced Group Policy Management, or ...

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