50255 Managing Windows Environments with Group Policy

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Overview

In this course you will learn how to reduce costs & increase efficiencies in your network. You will discover how to consolidate the administration of an enterprise IT infrastructure with Group Policy, & you will learn to control & manage computer systems.

Objectives

At the completion of this course, students will have knowledge about:
  • Features and functions of Group Policy
  • Use Group Policy management tools to manage security policies
  • Design a Group Policy infrastructure
  • Group Policy processing architecture
  • Back up, restore, import, and copy Group Policy Objects through the Group Policy
  • Management Console
  • Use Windows PowerShell to manage Group Policy
  • Implement security using Group Policy
  • Configure the desktop environment with Group Policy
  • Configure roaming profiles and Folder Redirection
  • Assign and publish software packages
  • Implement AppLocker and software restriction policies
  • Create and deploy Administrative Templates
  • Configure Group Policy preferences

Audience

his course is intended for Enterprise network staff responsible for help desk support, system administration, and network design.

Syllabus

Introduction to Configuration Management

  • Configuration Management Overview
  • Configuration Management Using Group Policy
  • Group Policy Features Introduced with Later Versions of Windows
  • Using Windows PowerShell in the Configuration Management Process
  • Lab: Introducing Configuration Management

Using Group Policy Management Tools

  • Local and Domain Policies
  • Using Group Policy Management Console
  • Understanding Group Policy Refresh
  • Lab: Using Group Policy Management Tools

Designing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Design Stages for a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Planning your Group Policy Design
  • Designing Your Group Policy Solution
  • Deploying Your Group Policy Solution
  • Managing Your Group Policy Solution
  • Lab: Designing a Group Policy Infrastructure

Understanding the Architecture of Group Policy Processing

  • Group Policy Components in AD DS
  • Understanding the Group Policy Deployment Order
  • Modifying Group Policy Processing
  • Lab: Understanding the Group Policy Processing Architecture

Troubleshooting and Backing Up GPOs

  • Using Group Policy Troubleshooting Tools
  • Integration of RSoP Functionality
  • Using Logging Options
  • Backing Up, Restoring, Importing, and Copying GPOs
  • Building Migration Tables
  • Lab: Troubleshooting and Backing Up GPOs

Securing Windows Using Group Policy

  • Exploring the Windows Security Architecture
  • Securing User Accounts
  • Exploring Security Policies
  • Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Implementing Domain Security
  • Lab: Securing Windows Using Group Policy

Implementing Application Security Using Group Policy

  • Managing UAC Settings
  • Defending Against Malware
  • Using AppLocker to Restrict Software
  • Implementing Windows 8 App Security Settings
  • Lab: Implementing Application Security Using Group Policy

Configuring the Desktop Environment with Group Policy

  • Exploring Script Types and Controlling Script Execution
  • Defining the Desktop, Start Menu, and Taskbar Settings
  • Defining the Control Panel Settings
  • Defining the Windows Components Settings
  • Configuring the Printer Management and Pruning Settings
  • Defining the Network Settings
  • New Settings for Windows 8 Client and Windows Server 2012
  • Lab: Configuring the Desktop Environment with Group Policy

Implementing User State Virtualization

  • Configuring Folder Redirection
  • Managing Offline Files
  • Implementing User Experience Virtualization
  • OneDrive for Business
  • Lab: Implementing User State Virtualization

Assigning and Publishing Software Packages

  • Using MSI Packages to Distribute Software
  • Using Group Policy as a Software Deployment Method
  • Deploying Software
  • Setting Up Distribution Points
  • Using the Systems Center Configuration Manager to Distribute Software
  • Lab: Assigning and Publishing Software Packages

Configuration Management with Windows PowerShell

  • Using Windows PowerShell
  • Writing PowerShell Scripts
  • Windows PowerShell Library for Group Policy
  • Windows PowerShell-Based Logon Scripts
  • Using PowerShell Desired State Configuration
  • Lab: Configuration Management with Windows PowerShell

Creating and Deploying Administrative Templates

  • Introducing Administrative Templates
  • Legacy ADM Templates
  • Managing ADMX Templates
  • Converting and Creating Custom ADMX Templates
  • Using the ADMX Central Store
  • Lab: Creating and Deploying Administrative Templates

Configuring Group Policy Preferences

  • Int

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Duration: 5 days
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