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Mastering Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2008 by Steven Johnson

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Chapter 7. Managing Group Policy with SBS 2008

Microsoft Windows Server Group Policy is the system of software management used by Active Directory to control the behavior and access associated with user and computer accounts on a Microsoft network. By utilizing Group Policy through Active Directory, administrators can prohibit or grant access to portions of Microsoft and Group Policy-compatible software, install or remove software throughout the infrastructure, and publish updates to users and computers based on an administratively defined set of rules.

Within the modern small-business network, Group Policy is becoming more and more common. In the older days of system administration, Group Policy was usually seen only in large-scale implementations ...

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