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Microsoft® Windows® Registry Guide, 2nd Edition by Jerry Honeycutt

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Chapter 7. Using Registry-Based Policy

IT professionals use Group Policy to manage users’ desktop environments. First introduced in Microsoft Windows 2000, Group Policy enables you to dramatically reduce the cost of deploying and managing desktops. This involves deploying standard desktop configurations rather than wasting money to support individual users. Using Group Policy in this way enforces corporate standards and configures users’ computers, freeing them from this task and enabling them to do their jobs. For example, you enhance productivity ...

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