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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator's Pocket Consultant by William Stanek

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Managing Users and Computers with Group Policy

You can use Group Policy to manage users and computers in many different ways. In the sections that follow, we’ll look at some specific management areas, including:

  • Folder redirection

  • Computer and user scripts

  • Software deployment

  • Computer and user certificate enrollment

  • Automatic update settings

Centrally Managing Special Folders

You can centrally manage special folders used by Windows Server 2008 through folder redirection. You do this by redirecting special folders to a central network location instead of using multiple default locations on each computer. For Windows XP professional and earlier releases of Windows, the special folders you can centrally manage are Application Data, Start Menu, Desktop, ...

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