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

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Managing Group Policy Preferences

Most policies have an enabled, disabled, or not configured state, and this makes it easy to establish policy settings. Policy preferences are very different from policy settings, however. To master policy preferences, you need to know:

  • How management actions and editing states work

  • How to configure the Common tab options

  • How to manage preference items

In this section, I’ll discuss these concepts.

Configuring Management Actions and Editing States

When you are working with policy preferences, it is very important to keep in mind which type of preference you are working with. For this reason, I’ve provided a summary of configuration options for preferences in Table 3-1. As the table shows, most preferences support management ...

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