Understanding Group Policy Processing
Like Active Directory itself, Group Policy also has a client-server architecture. Group Policy clients use client-side extensions (CSEs) for Group Policy to process policy settings. Group Policy servers use server-side extensions to manage policy.
Examining Client-Side Extension Processing
Client-side extensions (CSEs) are implemented as DLLs that are installed with the operating system. The Group Policy Engine running on a client triggers foreground policy processing when a computer is started or a user logs on. The architecture of Group Policy processing is shown in Figure 13-8.
Figure 13-8. Group Policy processing ...