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Managing Windows Environments with Group Policy (M50255)

SS Course: GK6127

Course Overview


In this course-currently the only offering in the market devoted to Group Policy training-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 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.


Scheduled Classes

12/04/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
12/11/23 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
01/08/24 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
01/29/24 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
02/26/24 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
03/04/24 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
03/11/24 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
04/01/24 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led
04/08/24 - GVT - Virtual Classroom - Virtual Instructor-Led



Introduction to Configuration Management

  • Explore default Policy Settings
  • Explore Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 Interface

Group Policy Management Tools

  • Working with Multiple Local Policies
  • Installing the GPMC on Windows Operating Systems
  • Basic Group Policy Management

Designing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Creating an Organizational Unit (OU) Structure for Group Policy
  • Delegating GPO Management
  • Creating Starter GPOs

Group Policy Processing Architecture

  • Working with Multiple GPO Levels
  • Using the Block Inheritance and Enforce Options
  • Implementing Security Filtering
  • Creating a WMI Filter
  • Working with Loopback Processing

Troubleshooting and Backing UpGPOs

  • Using Tools for Troubleshooting
  • Backing Up and Restoring GPOs
  • Use Command Line Tools to Perform GPO Maintenance

Securing Windows Using Group Policy

  • Using the Security Compliance Manager
  • Configuring Enterprise Auditing through Group Policy
  • Configuring Restricted Groups
  • Using Security Templates
  • Creating a Windows Firewall Policy

Implementing Application Security Using Group Policy

  • Implementing UAC
  • Using AppLocker to Restrict Software
  • Configure Windows Defender with Group Policy

Configuring the Desktop Environment with Group Policy

  • Using Logon Scripts
  • Configuring Desktop Settings
  • Managing Windows Components
  • Configuring Printers with Group Policy
  • Managing Network Settings

Implementing User State Virtualization

  • Preparing for Folder Redirection, Offline Files, and UE-V
  • Configuring Folder Redirection
  • Managing Offline Files
  • Implementing User Experience Virtualization

Assigning and Publishing Software Packages

  • Preparing for Distribution
  • Creating Custom Software Packages Repackaging Applications
  • Deploying Software Packages

Configuration Management with Windows PowerShell

  • Exploring Windows PowerShell

Using Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration

  • Writing a PowerShell Desired State Configuration Script
  • Creating and Implementing a DSC

Configuring Group Policy Preferences

  • Implementing Computer Preferences
  • Implementing User Preferences


    • Experience with the Microsoft Windows Server 2008/12 environments and a fundamental understanding of Active Directory

      Who Should Attend


      Enterprise network staff responsible for help desk support, system administration, and network design.