Chapter 4: Advanced Group Policy Processing

In the previous chapter, we talked about basic Group Policy processing principles along with some special cases, including what happens over a slow link and how to manage the Group Policy engine itself—using Group Policy.

In this chapter, we’ll explore some advanced scenarios. Here’s the quick breakdown of what they are and why I think you’ll be interested:

  • If you’ve ever wanted to decide when and where a particular Group Policy should be applied, you’re going to love WMI filters.
  • If you’ve thought to yourself, “How do I get user-side settings to affect my computers?,” you’re going to love Loopback policy processing.
  • And, if you’ve got multiple Active Directories tied together with cross-forest trusts, ...

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