Group Policy: Troubleshooting

Group Policy is a powerful and essential feature set within Active Directory, yet when it goes wrong it can have wide-ranging implications. This course will teach you how to systematically troubleshoot the most complicated Group Policy issues, fast.
Course info
Rating
(32)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 31, 2016
Duration
1h 60m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(32)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
May 31, 2016
Duration
1h 60m
Description

Group Policy processing is at the heart of any Active Directory infrastructure. Knowing how to set it up is one thing, but being able to troubleshoot and resolve complex issues can really make you stand out from the crowd. In this course, you'll learn a three-phased, practical approach for methodically tackling any Group Policy problem. You'll start by looking at the 'obvious' problems and you'll learn where to start troubleshooting any issue. Next, you'll learn what the common infrastructure issues are and how to resolve them, and finally you'll gain a low level understanding of the Group Policy mechanics. By the end of this course, you will have learned more than just how to troubleshoot Group Policy; you'll have seen computers querying DNS for their domain controllers, you'll learn how to use tools such as LDP in order to look under the hood at the Group Policy Active Directory attributes, and you'll understand in more detail how Active Directory replication operates and how to fix it when it's broken. By using the methodology in this course combined with the deeper understanding of how group Policy works, you'll be able to solve the most complex issues, fast.

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, my name is Peter Grant and welcome to my course, Group Policy: Troubleshooting. I've been working with Group Policy ever since Active Directory was released. I've worked for Microsoft in both their Active Directory and Core Windows Support Teams and I'm now the CTO of Extrovert, a London-based IT consulting company. This course is about one thing, fixing Group Policy fast. We'll show you how to become a Group Policy superhero by solving those issues that have baffled your colleagues and confounded your boss. You'll learn practical, easy to follow approaches for troubleshooting Group Policy whilst demystifying it along the way. Some of the major topics that we'll cover include the obvious Group Policy issues, related infrastructure issues and how to fix them, Group Policy end to end mechanics, and client side debugging. By the end of this course you will have a troubleshooting approach that you can use to address any Group Policy issue and you'll have a deeper understanding on how it actually works under the hood. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with the core concepts of Active Directory administration and the fundamentals of Group Policy. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn troubleshooting Group Policy with Pluralsight.