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Special Edition Using Microsoft Active Directory by James Hudson, Sean Fullerton

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A Simple Group Policy Example

In Figure 20.1, you can see that we have created an OU called GPTest that holds one user named Joe. When Joe logs on at this point, he gets the standard Windows 2000 desktop. You will change this through group policy, which will impact Joe no matter where he logs on in the domain.

Figure 20.1. The GPTest OU appears under fis.local in the AD.

In this demonstration, you will create a group policy for the GPTest organizational unit and then make some simple, easy-to-observe changes. Even though Joe is currently the only member of the GPTest OU, anyone or any computer you create or move in to this OU inherits and is affected ...

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