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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 Logical Structure

Logically, GPOs are represented in Active Directory as container objects, which are stored in the Active Directory data store and are referred to as Group Policy containers (GPCs). The GPC contains attributes that relate to the basic information about a GPO—such as its display name, the path to the GPT, its version number, and its access control list (ACL). It also contains references to which CSEs will be invoked in order to process the GPO.

Caution

Caution

Keep in mind that you never need to interact with GPCs and GPTs directly. In fact, it is easy to create problems with a GPO if you attempt to make changes directly ...

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