This course will take you through the basics of using Group Policy into best practices for deploying and managing it in your production environments. You'll learn how to design a Group Policy environment that is secure, manageable, and reliable.
Group Policy is complex, and it's not always easy to know the best way to deploy and manage it. In this course, Best Practices for Group Policy Deployment and Management, you’ll learn the best ways to deploy Group Policy in order to manage a reliable, functional Group Policy infrastructure. First, you'll discover how to design an AD with Group Policy in mind. Next, you’ll explore how to target, delegate, and secure Group Policy. Finally, you’ll delve into the skills needed to manage Group Policy ongoing such as auditing and change control. When you’re finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of Group Policy deployment and management needed to deliver an effective configuration management solution in your organization.
Darren Mar-Elia is CTO and Founder of SDM Software and GPOGUY.COM. Darren has 30 years of IT and Software experience in the Microsoft technology area, including IT architecture roles at Fortune 500 companies and CTO of Windows products at Quest Software. He’s been a Microsoft Group Policy MVP for 11 years.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Darren Mar-Elia and welcome to my course, Best Practices for Group Policy Deployment and Management. I'm a 14-time Microsoft MVP in Group Policy Technology, a 30-year IT veteran, and founder of the popular group policy resource site at gpoguy. com. This course is really a distillation of 17+ years of experiences that I've had in deploying and managing group policy in large enterprises. I'm excited to share some of the tips and tricks that I've learned to tease out the most of this awesome technology. In this course my goal is to teach you to master the aspects of group policy that trip people up once they've gotten past the basic understanding phase. Some of the major topics that we will cover include group policy design as it relates to AD design, group policy delegation, group policy auditing, and group policy processing performance. By the end of this course you'll know how to deploy group policy in a secure, manageable and reliable way. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the fundamentals of group policy, how it works, and how to manage it at a basic level. I hope you'll join me in this journey to learn group policy with the Best Practices for Group Policy Deployment and Management course at Pluralsight.