Group Policy: Advanced Targeting

Active Directory Group Policy is a powerful tool; however, many people don't realize its full potential. In this course, you'll learn how to use Active Directory to target complex edge cases as well as to replace manual tasks or logon scripts.
Course info
Rating
(30)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 13, 2016
Duration
2h 20m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Understanding Default GPO Targeting Limitations
Applying GPO Settings Using Security Groups
Applying GPO Settings Based on Computer Features
Using Item-level Targeting to Customize Preference Settings
Simplifying Your GPO Infrastructure
Description
Course info
Rating
(30)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 13, 2016
Duration
2h 20m
Description

If you thought GPO settings can only be applied by linking GPOs to OUs, then you've just barely touched the surface. In this course, Group Policy: Advanced Targeting, you will learn how to get the most out of group policy and this course may also enlighten you to features you didn't know existed. First, you'll learn how to control Group Policy settings using security groups rather than the GPMC. Next, you'll be walked through the end-to-end process for dynamic WMI filtering, as well as shown tools to help you decipher the WMI query language. Finally, you'll be shown how to replace logon scripts and other manual tasks quickly and easily by using Item Level Targeting and Group Policy Preferences. By the end of this course, you'll know how to address almost any edge case and understand how to replace your legacy logon scripts.

About the author
About the author

Peter is a technology enthusiast and has been immersed in IT ever since his days of programming 'Basic' on the Commodore 64. He has 20 years of professional experience supporting or architecting large and complex infrastructure environments for companies including Microsoft and various investment banks.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, I'm Peter Grant, and this course is Group Policy: Advanced Targeting. Group Policy is a powerful and essential part of any Active Directory infrastructure. And whilst most AD administrators know enough to perform their normal day-to-day operations, this course will take you further and show you how to get the most out of Group Policy. It may even enlighten you to features you didn't know existed. Now we're going to assume you've got a working knowledge of Group Policy. You should, for example, understand the basics of how to link a GPO to an organization or unit, but you don't need any prior knowledge of WMI filtering or any of the other techniques we will be covering. The key targeting techniques we'll look at are security filtering, WMI filtering, and my favorite, item-level targeting using Group Policy preferences. By the end of this course, you will know how to address almost any edge case and understand how to replace your legacy logon scripts. The techniques in this course will allow you to finally unlock the full potential of Group Policy once and for all. I hope you'll join me in this course to learn these powerful Group Policy targeting techniques.