Understanding Group Policy basics for Windows Vista

This excerpt from Microsoft Windows Vista Management and Administration breaks down the basics of using Group Policy with the Windows Vista operating system.

The authors begin with an explanation of Group

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Policy and why it is important to IT admins. They then lead you through the process of configuring and managing Group Policy Objects (GPOs), while providing information on how Group Policy has changed with Windows Vista. The authors finish the tutorial by providing a series of troubleshooting techniques and best practices to follow.

When you're finished, move on to our next tutorial where you'll find more advanced tips for using GPOs with Vista.

If you have any comments or questions about the information presented herein, please send an email to editor@searchWinComputing.com.


 Home: Introduction
 Tip 1: A basic primer on Microsoft Group Policy
 Tip 2: How to configure GPOs
 Tip 3: What's new with Vista Group Policy?
 Tip 4: How to manage GPOs
 Tip 5: Troubleshooting GPOs for Vista
 Tip 6: Group Policy best practices

This chapter excerpt from Microsoft Windows Vista Management and Administration, by Andrew Abbate, James Walker, Scott Chimner and Rand Morimoto, is printed with permission from Pearson Education, Copyright 2007.

Click here for the chapter download or purchase the entire book here.

This was first published in December 2007

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