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Managing Group Policy Application and Infrastructure in Windows Server 2012 R2

In this chapter from Training Guide: Administering Windows Server 2012 R2, you’ll learn how to back up, restore, import, and export GPOs. You’ll learn how to delegate the process of editing and applying GPOs, and how to resolve configuration problems related to the application of Group Policy.

There is far more to managing Group Policy than knowing the location of specific policy items. After your environment has more than a couple of Group Policy Objects (GPOs), you have to start thinking about issues such as how they apply, who can edit them, what to do if substantive changes in policy need to be rolled back, and how you can track changes in Group Policy over time. In this chapter, you’ll learn how to back up, restore, import, and export GPOs. You’ll learn how to delegate the process of editing and applying GPOs, and how to resolve configuration problems related to the application of Group Policy.

Lessons in this chapter:

  • Lesson 1: Maintaining Group Policy Object
  • Lesson 2: Managing the application of Group Policy

Before you begin

To complete the practice exercises in this chapter:

  • You need to have deployed computers SYD-DC, MEL-DC, and ADL-DC, as described in the Introduction, using the evaluation edition of Windows Server 2012 R2.