Group Policy: Fundamentals, Security, and the Managed Desktop (Paperback)

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    Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP, is the founder of GPanswers.com and PolicyPak Software. He is a nationally recognized authority on Windows Server, Active Directory, Group Policy, and other Windows management topics. Jeremy is one of fewer than a dozen Microsoft MVPs in Group Policy. He runs the GPanswers.com, ranked by ComputerWorld as a "Top 20 Resource for Microsoft IT Professionals." Jeremy is a sought-after speaker at many industry conferences and, in his training workshops, helps thousands of administrators every year do more with Group Policy. Contact Jeremy by visiting GPanswers.com.

    The Ultimate Book on Group Policy

    Freshly updated to include Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, Group Policy: Fundamentals, Security, and the Managed Desktop, Second Edition is the book for learning everything you need to know about Group Policy, no matter which version of Windows you use. Microsoft Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz covers it all—major Group Policy categories, what Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 bring to the table, and smart ways to tackle tough desktop management problems. Topics include troubleshooting, security, scripting, using Windows PowerShell when necessary, and much more.

    Inside this book, you'll learn to:

    • Master all Group Policy functions of Windows, including Windows XP through Windows 8 and Windows Server 2003 through Windows Server 2012
    • Enhance your Group Policy reach with the Group Policy Preferences, ADMX files, and additional add-ons
    • Use every feature of the GPMC and become a top-notch administrator
    • Troubleshoot Group Policy using tools, logs, Resource Kit utilities, Registry hacks, and third-party tools
    • Manage printers, restrict hardware, and configure Internet Explorer
    • Deploy software to your desktops, set up roaming profiles, and configure Offline Files for all your Windows clients—and manage it all with Group Policy settings
    • Secure your desktops and servers with AppLocker, Windows Firewall with Advanced Security, and the Security Configuration Manager

    Download bonus chapters and:

    • Script complex GPMC operations with PowerShell, including linking, backup, restore, permissions changes, and more
    • Create a "change management" system with Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM v4)
    • Understand Windows Intune service and its relationship to Group Policy

    Coverage Includes:
    Updated GPMC
    New Windows 8 GPMC Features
    ADMX/ADML Files
    Group Policy Preferences
    Item-Level Targeting
    The Central Store
    AppLocker
    Fine-Grained Password Policy
    Offline Files Updates
    Inheritance Blocking
    Prioritization
    Linking
    Loopback Policy Processing
    Security Policy Processing
    Enforcing
    WMI Filters
    Third-Party Tools
    Cross-Forest Trusts
    Filters
    Commenting
    Searching
    Advanced Logging and Troubleshooting
    Advanced Auditing Controls
    Group Policy and VDI
    Security Configuration Manager
    Windows Intune

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    ISBN 9781118289402
    Genre COMPUTERS / Networking / General
    Format Paperback
    Pages 880
    Publisher Date 2013-01-04 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Sybex Inc
    Copyright Year 2013
    Unit weight 2.9 lb
    Height 9.5 in
    Wdth 7.5 in
    Thickness 2.25 in
    Language English
    Subtitle Fundamentals, Security, and the Managed Desktop
    Edition Number 2
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Moskowitz, Jeremy

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