How to Administer Group Policies

Group policy administration represents a task of potentially great complexity. With careful design and some initial simplicity, using Active Directory and group policies to administer your enterprise environment provides a manageable environment. Creating a multi-level OU structure and a variety of GPOs can lead to a complex login and startup structure that can increase administration and make problem resolution almost impossible. The upcoming example depicted later in this chapter suggests that complexity increases rapidly. Although this example has a GPO for each feature that is implemented for demonstration purposes, one can imagine a number of GPOs for different profile users. A well thought-out design ...

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