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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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Modeling and Maintaining Group Policy

Group Policy modeling and maintenance tasks often go hand in hand. Typically, you will:

  1. Use Group Policy modeling to plan a Group Policy implementation or update.

  2. Perform maintenance tasks, including copying and backup of Group Policy objects, to safeguard the Group Policy configuration before changes are made.

  3. Implement your Group Policy plan or update.

  4. Use Group Policy Results to determine the effective Group Policy settings for a user logging on to the network from a specific computer, and make any necessary changes after your review.

  5. Perform maintenance tasks, including copying and backing up Group Policy objects, to safeguard the Group Policy configuration after changes are made.

You won’t always need to perform ...

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