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Windows® Group Policy Administrators Pocket Consultant by William R. Stanek

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Understanding Group Policy Objects

Group Policy is so important to a successful Active Directory implementation that most administrators think of it as a component of Active Directory. This is mostly true—and it is okay to think of it this way—but you don’t necessarily need Active Directory to use Group Policy. You can use Group Policy in both enterprise (domain) and local (workgroup) environments.

Global Group Policy

For enterprise environments in which Active Directory is deployed, the complete set of policy settings and policy preferences is available. This policy set is referred to as domain-based Group Policy, Active Directory–based Group Policy, or simply Group Policy. On domain controllers, Group Policy is stored in the SYSVOL that Active ...

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