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Microsoft Windows Server Group Policy LiveLessons (Video Training)

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  • Copyright 2016
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-449339-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-449339-8

6+ Hours of Video Instruction

Windows Server Group Policy LiveLessons is your complete video course in implementing and administering Microsoft Windows Server group policies: hands-on skills for real-world success!


In this unique video package, top IT instructor/consultant Ed Liberman helps you master the core skills you need to implement and administer Microsoft Windows Server group policies. Drawing on his experience helping thousands of people supercharge their IT careers, Liberman helps you develop real-world skills for success with Windows Server group policies--and even have fun while you learn. Step by step, you deepen your knowledge of creating, configuring, implementing, and administering GPOs; controlling and troubleshooting group policy processing; using Microsoft’s powerful RSoP snap-in; simplifying policies with administrative templates; using folder redirection; extending policies with scripts and preferences; configuring basic and advanced security; using policies to manage the software application lifecycle; and more. Everything's organized into bite-sized, self-contained sessions, so you can learn key group policy administration skills in as little as five minutes!

Skill Level
•    Beginner
•    Intermediate

What You Will Learn
•    How to apply group policy best practices to build a more efficient, secure, and cost-effective IT environment
•    How to plan, scope, create, configure, implement, and administer Group Policy Objects (GPOs)
•    How to refine GPO processing to meet your precise needs, using inheritance, filters, and custom settings
•    How to quickly troubleshoot problems with group policies using RSoP and other tools and techniques
•    How to use group policies to improve security throughout your IT infrastructure
•    How to use policies to streamline the management of software distribution, assignment, publication, and upgrades

Who Should Take This Course
•    Everyone who wants to implement and/or manage Windows Server group policies in production environments to improve efficiency, security, or other aspects of IT performance

Course Requirements
•    Basic experience with Windows Server system administration

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Table of Contents


Lesson 1: Group Policy Overview
Understanding what Windows Server group policies and Group Policy Objects (GPOs) are, and what you can do with them; understanding, creating, and configuring GPOs.

Lesson 2: Implementing and Administering GPOs
Implementing domain-based GPOs, working with starter GPOs, performing common GPO management tasks, and delegating GPO administration.

Lesson 3: Group Policy Processing
Working with links, inheritance, security and WMI filters, and custom GPO-processing settings.

Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Group Policy
Mastering powerful troubleshooting techniques involving GPO applications, Microsoft’s Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP) snap-in, Group Policy Results, and Group Policy Modeling.

Lesson 5: Working with Administrative Templates
Understanding, implementing, and configuring administrative template files.

Lesson 6: Folder Redirection and Scripts
Establishing and configuring folder redirection, using folder redirection settings, and implementing scripts via Group Policy.

Lesson 7: Group Policy Preferences
Understanding the differences between preferences and settings and when to use each, performing item-level targeting, and configuring preferences.

Lesson 8: Configuring Security Settings
Working with security templates, defining user rights and security options, auditing securing, and making the most of Account Policy settings.

Lesson 9: Managing Software with Group Policy
Using group policy to manage your software lifecycle, including distributing, assigning, publishing, and upgrading software applications.

Lesson 10: Configuring Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
Working with host-based firewalls, firewall profiles, and rules for both Windows Firewall and connection security.

Reviewing what you've learned, and preparing to take your next steps forward.

About LiveLessons Video Training

LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more. View all LiveLessons on InformIT at: http://www.informit.com/livelessons


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