Managing and Securing your Networks Through Group Policy Training Course
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In 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 2003, Server 2008 R2, XP, and Windows 7. 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.
Course 50255: Managing Windows Environments with Group Policy is intended for Enterprise network staff responsible for help desk support, system administration, and network design.
Module 1: Introducing Group Policy
This module describes the basis of what Group Policy is and how it functions. It also describes the Group Policy features that are in included in the newer Windows operating systems.
Module 2: Using Group Policy Management Tools
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
Module 3: Designing a Group Policy Infrastructure
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.
Module 4: Understanding the Architecture of Group Policy Processing
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.
Module 5: Troubleshooting and Backing Up GPOs
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.
Module 6: Using Windows PowerShell to Manage Group Policy
This module explains how to navigate and use basic Windows PowerShell commands and how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Group Policy. This module will also describe how you can use PowerShell logon scripts with Group Policy.
Module 7: Implementing Security Using Group Policy
This module defines the Windows security model and describes the process of using Group Policy to implement user account, computer account, and domain security.
Module 8: Configuring the Desktop Environment with Group Policy
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.
Module 9: Configuring Roaming Profiles and Folder Redirection
This module explains how to use roaming profiles and Folder Redirection to maintain the user’s personal files and settings.
Module 10: Assigning and Publishing Software Packages
This module explains how to use Group Policy for deploying software.
Module 11: Implementing Software Restriction Policies and AppLocker
This module explains the deployment of software restriction policies including the essential components, rules, and the order of precedence of such policy. You will learn how to use software restriction policies to prevent users from running unauthorized software reducing the likelihood that viruses, Trojan horses, or spyware might intrude upon the environment.
Module 12: Creating and Deploying Administrative Templates
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.
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