In this course you will learn how to reduce costs and increase efficiencies in your network.
You will discover how to consolidate the administration of an enterprise IT infrastructure with Group Policy, and you will learn to control and manage computer systems and domain users running Windows Server and Windows clients. Create Group Policies, implement administrative and security templates, and determine best practices when deploying software packages. Walk away with the experience and tools needed to optimize your enterprise systems and networks, implement administrative and security templates, and determine best practices when deploying software packages.
This course is intended for Enterprise network staff responsible for help desk support, system administration, and network design.
This module describes the basis of what configuration management is and how it functions.
This module describes the differences between local and domain policies and the Group Policy management tools you can use to manage these policies. This module also describes the Group Policy refresh process and hot to manually force a refresh ahead of the default interval.
This module details the steps a successful Group Policy deployment should follow, linking your design to how your company can best use the features. Essential network components and security design are also defined.
This module details the concepts that you must grasp in order to troubleshoot Group Policy. The module also describes the options that are available to change the standard Group Policy processing sequence.
This module explains how to use the RSoP tools to determine whether policies are being processed in the correct manner. This module discusses how to use the available tools to troubleshoot policy issues; back up, restore, import, copy, and search for GPOs; and migrate GPOs from one domain to another.
This module defines the Windows security model and describes the process of using Group Policy to implement user account, computer account, and domain security.
This module describes the process of securing applications in a Windows environment. It also explains how to implement UAC (User Account Control) to help prevent users from running unauthorized software, reducing the likelihood that viruses, Trojan horses, or spyware might intrude upon the environment.
This module explains many of the settings that are available to configure and restrict the user desktop environment, such as Control Panel restrictions, Start Menu settings, and Windows Explorer configuration.
This module explains the different options available to maintain the user's personal files and settings.
This module explains how to use Group Policy for deploying software.
This module explains how to navigate and use basic Windows PowerShell commands and how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Group Policy. It also explains how you can use PowerShell logon scripts with Group Policy.
This module explains the logic behind administrative templates, when to use them, and the basics of how to write them. This module also explains how to deploy templates by loading legacy ADM templates into the Group Policy Management Editor, and copying ADMX templates to the Central Store.
This module describes the function of Group Policy Preferences. You will learn how to configure Group Policy Preferences and modify the advanced configuration options.
Lab: Introducing Configuration Management
Lab: Using Group Policy Management Tools
Lab: Designing a Group Policy Infrastructure
Lab: Understanding the Group Policy Processing Architecture
Lab: Troubleshooting and Backing Up GPOs
Lab: Securing Windows Using Group Policy
Lab: Implementing Application Security Using Group Policy
Lab: Configuring the Desktop Environment with Group Policy
Lab: Implementing User State Virtualization
Lab: Assigning and Publishing Software Packages
Lab: Configuration Management with Windows PowerShell
Lab: Creating and Deploying Administrative Templates
Lab: Configuring Group Policy Preferences
After completing this course, students will be able to:
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