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Understanding group policy part 1 of 3

Understanding Group Policy Part 1 of 3

Rick Claus

IT Pro Advisor

Microsoft Canada

[email protected]

http://blogs.technet.com/rclaus


What will we cover

What Will We Cover?

  • Group Policy concepts

  • Creating test and staging environments

  • Group Policy tools


Helpful experience

Helpful Experience

  • Experience supporting Windows servers

  • Experience supporting Microsoft networks

  • Familiarity with Active Directory

Level 200


Agenda

Agenda

  • Preparing the Environment

  • Creating a Staging Environment

  • Managing Group Policy


Designing an ou structure

Designing an OU Structure


Understanding group policy part 1 of 3

demonstration

Demo

Organizing OUs


What is group policy

What Is Group Policy?

  • Manage user and computer environments

  • Enforce IT policies

  • Simplify administrative tasks

  • Implement security settings


Group policy terms

Group Policy Terms

Group Policy Object

Scope of Management

Domain

OU

Computer Configuration

User Configuration

Site


Common desktop scenarios

Common Desktop Scenarios

  • Lightly managed

  • Mobile

  • Multiuser

  • AppStation

  • TaskStation

  • Kiosk


Usage scenarios lightly managed

Usage Scenarios – Lightly Managed

  • For power users or developers

  • Least restricted

  • Free-seating

  • Core set of applications

www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=354b9f45-8aa6-4775-9208-c681a7043292&displaylang=en (Search for Group Policy Scenarios)


Usage scenarios mobile

Usage Scenarios – Mobile

  • Aimed at mobile users

  • Data available at all times

  • Partial free-seating

  • Log off without disconnecting


Usage scenarios multiuser

Usage Scenarios – Multiuser

  • Basic customization

  • Free-seating

  • Restricted write access

  • Security-enhanced

  • Assigned and published applications


Usage scenarios appstation

Usage Scenarios – AppStation

  • Minimal customization

  • Few applications

  • Free-seating

  • Restricted write access

  • Security-enhanced


Usage scenarios taskstation

Usage Scenarios – TaskStation

  • For order entry or call centers

  • Runs a single application

  • No desktop or Start menu


Usage scenarios kiosk

Usage Scenarios – Kiosk

  • Unattended public workstation

  • Single application and user

  • Security-enhanced

  • No user changes or write access

  • Always on


Agenda1

Agenda

  • Preparing the Environment

  • Creating a Staging Environment

  • Managing Group Policy


Implementing a staging environment

Implementing a Staging Environment

Build staging environment

1

Synchronize with production

2

Prepare for deployment

4

Deploy to production

5

Staging

Production

Test GPOs

3

GPO Backups

Migration Tables

Group Policy Results

CreateEnvironmentFromXML.wsf

Group Policy Results

Group Policy Modeling

CreateXMLFromEnvironment.wsf


Understanding group policy part 1 of 3

demonstration

Demo

Creating a Staging Environment


Agenda2

Agenda

  • Preparing the Environment

  • Creating a Staging Environment

  • Managing Group Policy


Group policy management console

Group Policy Management Console

  • MMC snap-in

  • Includes Group Policy Object Editor

  • Reporting and modeling

  • Supports cross-forest trusts


Gpmc service pack 1

GPMC Service Pack 1

  • Various bug fixes

  • New languages

  • Updated GPMC EULA

  • Updated MSXML4

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0A6D4C24-8CBD-4B35-9272-DD3CBFC81887&displaylang=en


Understanding group policy part 1 of 3

demonstration

Demo

Reviewing the GPMC


User and computer configuration

User and Computer Configuration

Sales Users settings

Lab Computers settings

Lab Computers settings

Sales Users settings


Group policy order of precedence

Group Policy Order of Precedence

Child OU Policy

Parent OU Policy

Domain Policy

Site Policy

Local Security Policy


When is group policy applied

When is Group Policy Applied?

Startup and shutdown

Logon and logoff

Defined intervals

Forced with GPUpdate.exe


Group policy processing

Group Policy Processing

Synchronous Initial Processing

Asynchronous Initial Processing


Understanding group policy part 1 of 3

demonstration

Demo

Modifying Group Policy Objects


Group policy modeling and results

Group Policy Modeling and Results

  • Group Policy Modeling

    • Simulates GPOs on user or computer

  • Group Policy Results

    • Reports actual policy settings


Understanding group policy part 1 of 3

demonstration

Demo

  • Group Policy Modeling and Results

  • Using Group Policy Modeling

  • Using Group Policy Results


Backing up and restoring gpos

Backing Up and Restoring GPOs


Understanding group policy part 1 of 3

demonstration

Demo

Backing up and Restoring GPOs


Session summary

Session Summary

  • Manage and control your environment more easily with Group Policy

  • Use a staging environment to test Group Policy before production deployment

  • Use the GPMC to manage Group Policy


For more information

For More Information

Visit TechNet USA atwww.microsoft.com/technet

Visit TechNet Canada atwww.microsoft.ca/technet

Rick Claus

IT Pro Advisor

Microsoft Canada

[email protected]

http://blogs.technet.com/rclaus


What will we cover part 2

What Will We Cover? (Part 2)

  • Advanced Group Policy management

  • Deploying software with Group Policy

  • Group Policy troubleshooting

What Will We Cover? (Part 3)

  • Group Policy Management

  • Advanced Group Policy Security

  • Scripting Group Policy

  • Group Policy Modeling


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