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Windows® 7 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 4. Automating Windows 7 Configuration

  • Understanding Group Policy Preferences 113

  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences 115

  • Managing Preference Items 120

Group Policy preferences enable you to automatically configure, deploy, and manage operating system and application settings, including settings for data sources, mapped drives, environment variables, network shares, folder options, and shortcuts. When you are deploying and setting up computers, you'll find that working with Group Policy preferences is easier than configuring the same settings manually on each computer, in Windows images, or through scripts used for startup, logon, shutdown, and logoff.

In this chapter, I introduce essential tasks for understanding and managing Group Policy ...

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