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Microsoft® Windows® Group Policy Guide by William R. Stanek, Derek Melber, Darren Mar-Elia, The Microsoft Group Policy Team

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Getting Started with Group Policy

So far we’ve discussed what group policy does, how it works, and how to use it, but we haven’t discussed the specific ways in which it can help you better manage your network.

Understanding Group Policy Settings and Options

First of all, Group Policy might not be what you think it is. If you are moving from Windows NT 4.0 environments to Windows Server 2003 environments, you should know right up front that Group Policy is not the same as Windows NT System Policy. Windows NT System Policy is very limited and quite frankly not even on the same playing field as Group Policy. If you have worked with Windows 2000 or later versions of the Windows operating system, you might have already seen some of what Group Policy ...

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