Microsoft Windows Server 2012 - Installing and Configuring: Group Policies

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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is the newest version of Microsoft Windows Server and builds upon features found in previous versions of Windows Server, as well as providing a number of new features. This course examines group policy management, hierarchies, precedence, inheritance, properties, and architecture. This course also looks at how local groups are configured under Windows 8 clients. Finally, this course examines group policy templates, user rights assignment, and group policy object management. It is one of a series designed to prepare the learner for exam 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012. Please note this course is based on the original Windows Server 2012 release. Skillsoft recommends visiting the vendor website to confirm exam requirements.

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Candidates for this exam are Information Technology (IT) Professionals who have Windows Server 2012 operating system knowledge and experience and want to validate the skills and knowledge necessary to implement the Windows Server 2012 core infrastructure services. Candidates who wish to pass the 70-410: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 exam will benefit from taking this learning path.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 - Installing and Configuring: Group Policies

  • describe the features of group policy management in Windows Server 2012
  • match the setting to either account policy settings or security settings
  • sequence the definite Group Policy setting process
  • describe the multiple ways local group policy can be created
  • order the stages that local group policy is processed in
  • describe the ways group policy objects can be created
  • describe the properties of a GPO
  • describe the main group policy sub folders and policy settings
  • link a Group Policy Object in Windows Server 2012
  • recognize the states Administrative Template policy settings can have
  • describe the subfolders of the Administrative Template folders
  • identify where the Central Store should be placed
  • create and edit a new policy
  • describe the properties that an administrator can define for restricted groups
  • describe the Computer Configuration Windows Preference GPO options
  • recognize the components that make up a domain-based GPO
  • describe the characteristics of Starter GPOs
  • configure block inheritance, enforced, and security filtering using GPMC
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