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Privacy What Developers and IT Professionals Should Know by J. C. Cannon

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Creating a Custom GPO for Privacy

To test some of the Group Policy settings for this chapter, I created a custom Group Policy object (GPO). A GPO is an object that is used to store a collection of group policy settings that can be applied to users and computers in Active Directory. Active Directory has two GPOs defined: the Default Domain GPO and Default Domain Controller GPO.

By creating a custom GPO, I am able to isolate the settings that I made from other settings that had been previously made in another GPO. This enables me to create a report on the settings that I created that I can use to verify my settings before deploying them across the enterprise. Figure 4.15 shows the report that was made.

Figure 4.15. Sample report from the Group ...

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