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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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Navigating Group Policy Objects and Settings

When you want to work with Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and settings, you use one of the two Group Policy management tools: the Group Policy Object Editor or the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC). Group Policy Object Editor is included with a standard Microsoft Windows Server™ 2003 installation. The GPMC is a free add-on that you can download from Microsoft at www.microsoft.com/downloads/. Whichever tool you use, the basic Group Policy management tasks of viewing, creating, editing, and linking GPOs are essentially the same. But beyond the basics, the tools are dramatically different. The GPMC has many advanced capabilities and features that aren’t available in the Group Policy Object Editor. These ...

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