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White Paper: Administering Group Policy by Using the Group Policy Management Console

Support for Windows Server 2003 ended on July 14, 2015

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SUMMARY
This white paper provides an overview of the Group Policy Management console. It outlines the functionality that is required to administer Group Policy by using the Group Policy Management console. Highlights include new functionality such as backup, restore, import, copy, and reporting of Group Policy objects (GPOs). These operations are fully scriptable. This allows administrators to customize and automate management in an easy, cost-effective manner.

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Topics That Are Included in This White Paper

  • Group Policy Management Console Overview Creating and Editing GPOs
  • Scoping GPOs
  • Group Policy Inheritance
  • Delegating Group Policy
  • Reporting on GPO Settings
  • GPO Details
  • GPO Operations (Backup, Restore, Copy, Import, and Migration Tables)
  • WMI Filters
  • Searching for GPOs
  • Group Policy Modeling
  • Group Policy Results
  • Operating System Dependencies
  • Group Policy Management Console Options
  • Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration Considerations
  • Scripting Group Policy-related Tasks
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Article ID: 818735 - Last Review: 12/03/2007 05:04:07 - Revision: 5.6

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 64-Bit Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • KB818735
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