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Configuring, Managing, Monitoring, Optimizing, and Troubleshooting Change and Configuration Management

Group Policy is an extremely powerful tool that is included in Windows 2000. If you're not familiar with Group Policy and how it has evolved into the powerhouse it is, you'll want to first get associated with the basics. You'll need an advanced understanding of Group Policy to nail this section of the exam.

Know how to create and link GPOs (Group Policy Objects) to OUs. You must be able to delegate administrative control of Group Policy and filter policies based on security groups.

Group Policies, as you may know, can control user settings, install software, configure network settings, and restrict users. This is really neat stuff once you get into it. Spend an afternoon and have some fun with it—you'll be a Geek god and the envy of all your friends.

RIS (Remote Installation Services) allows you to install operating systems to remote machines without physically touching each machine. Know, without a doubt, that the only clients that can participate are those with PXE-compliant NICs or those with NICs that can work with a RIS boot disk.

You should know the requirements to install RIS: It's an NTFS-formatted drive locally; DNS and DHCP on your network.


Study Hint: Know the differences of installing software through GPOs because software can be published or assigned.

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