Active Directory Group Policy is a powerful tool; however, many people don't realize its full potential. In this course, you'll learn how to use Active Directory to target complex edge cases as well as to replace manual tasks or logon scripts.
If you thought GPO settings can only be applied by linking GPOs to OUs, then you've just barely touched the surface. In this course, Group Policy: Advanced Targeting, you will learn how to get the most out of group policy and this course may also enlighten you to features you didn't know existed.
First, you'll learn how to control Group Policy settings using security groups rather than the GPMC. Next, you'll be walked through the end-to-end process for dynamic WMI filtering, as well as shown tools to help you decipher the WMI query language. Finally, you'll be shown how to replace logon scripts and other manual tasks quickly and easily by using Item Level Targeting and Group Policy Preferences. By the end of this course, you'll know how to address almost any edge case and understand how to replace your legacy logon scripts.
Peter has 20 years of IT experience supporting and designing large Wintel infrastructure environments. He is the CTO of a virtualization and infrastructure consultancy and enjoys the challenges of distilling complex technology stacks into simple, maintainable solutions.
Hi everyone, I’m Peter Grant and this course is Group Policy Advanced Targeting. Group Policy is a powerful and essential part of any Active Directory infrastructure and most Active Directory administrators know enough to perform their normal day-to-day tasks. This course however, will show you how to get the most out of group policy and may enlighten you to features you didn’t know existed. This course assumes a working knowledge of group policy, you should for example understand the basics of how to link a GPO to an organization unit but you don’t need any prior knowledge of WMI filtering or any of the other techniques we’ll be covering. The key targeting techniques we’ll look at are: 1. Security filtering. 2. WMI filtering ...and my favourite. 3. Item-level targeting using Group Policy preferences. By the end of this course you’ll know how to address almost any edge case and understandhow to replace your legacy logon scripts. The techniques in this course will allow you to finally unlock the full potential of group policy, once and for all. I hope you’ll join me in this course to learn these powerful targeting techniques.