CSI Tech Talk Webinar “Introduction to Microsoft Group Policy” – Recording Available
This month Scott Quimby provides an overview of Microsoft Group Policy. GroupPolicy is Microsoft's preferred way to control the personality and many of the basic security options of domain joined Microsoft Windows computers or servers on a network.
It is split into two distinct types of policies. The first contains items such as password policies, whether you can access the control panel and change settings, etc. The second is GroupPolicy Preference Extensions or GPPE which is often thought of as the "last mile" allowing customization of desktop shortcuts, drive mappings, registry keys, etc.
The object of Group Policy is to allow you to create a consistent, secure, manageable, and customizable end user experience and do as much as possible without having to walk to each workstation..
We'll walk through some of the basics like how to access it, how to see what the polices do as well as how to model what policies are and are not doing to a specific user on a specific computer and some common features and best practices.