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Windows Server® 2012 Unleashed by Chris Amaris, Andrew Abbate, Omar Droubi, Guy Yardeni, Michael Noel, Rand Morimoto

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Creating and Using Starter GPOs

The Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 GPMC includes a feature and GPO function named Starter GPOs. This function allows administrators to create or load base GPOs with preconfigured administrative template settings and values, which can be used to prepopulate new GPOs. If any starter GPOs exist, an administrator creating a new GPO from a Windows 8 or a Windows Server 2012 GPMC console will have the option of using any existing starter GPO to prepopulate newly created GPOs with a number of setting values. Once the starter GPO functionality is enabled, Group Policy administrators can create new starter GPOs customized for their organization’s needs.

Starter GPOs can be viewed within the GPMC and can be edited using ...

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