Chapter 10. Implementing Group Policy

Group Policy has been the primary method for managing the configuration of Microsoft Windows client and server systems since Windows 2000. Most administrators are familiar with the basics of Group Policy, but implementing this technology effectively in a large enterprise environment requires proper planning.

Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2 introduce a number of improvements in how Group Policy is processed and how it can be managed. For example, you can now perform a remote refresh of Group Policy on targeted computers without logging on to the computers to run the Gpupdate.exe command. Hundreds of new policies have been added for managing different features of the Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows ...

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