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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Group Policy Objects

A collection of policy settings is called a Group Policy object (GPO). A GPO contains policies that affect computers and policies that affect users. Computer-related policies include computer security settings, application settings, and computer startup and shutdown scripts. User-related policies define application settings, folder redirection, assigned and published applications, user logon and logoff scripts, and user security settings. In cases of conflicting policies, the convention is that computer-related settings override user-related settings.

In a GPO, most settings have three possible states: enabled, disabled, and not configured. Group policies are inherited and cumulative. When you associate a GPO with an Active ...

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