Introduction

Turns out, this Group Policy thing is popular.

Even though we’ve renamed the book (again), you could think of this book as the “6th edition” of my original Group Policy, Profiles, and IntelliMirror book—from way back in 2001.

That’s an amazing run for one technology. What other technology has been around for almost 10 years and is still gaining in popularity? Its increased popularity and widespread use has grown, year after year. And the underlying technology—both at its core and what it controls—has received an infusion of new technologies to keep it not only still relevant, but indeed, central to any Active Directory administrator’s tool belt of required knowledge.

Group Policy and Active Directory go hand in hand. If you have ...

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