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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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Managing Group Policy Objects

Group Policy applies only to users and computers. Group Policy settings are divided into two categories: Computer Configuration, which contains settings that apply to computers, and User Configuration, which contains settings that apply to user accounts. Each category can be divided further into three major classes of settings, each of which contains several subclasses of settings:

  • Software Settings. For automated deployment of new software and software upgrades. Also used for uninstalling software.

  • Windows Settings. For managing key Windows settings for both computers and users, including scripts and security. For users, you can also manage Remote Installation Services, Folder Redirection, and Microsoft Internet Explorer ...

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