New Training: Configure devices by using local policies
In this 5-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer James Conrad teaches you how configure local policies and group policy objects. Learn how to troubleshoot policy, how to work with the Windows registry by using the user interface, and how to how to work with the Windows registry by using command-line tools. Watch this new Windows 10 training.
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This training includes:
- 5 videos
- 42 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Implement Local Policy
- Configure Group Policy From a Windows 10 Computer
- Group Policy Order of Inheritance
- Troubleshoot Group Policy on Devices
- Configure Local Registry
What Are Group Policy Objects And How Can They Elevate Security of an IT Environment?
Group Policy Objects or GPOs are a Windows-based service that provides a way to centralize policies, rules, operating system configuration and other configurations that influence aspects of an IT environment, specifically users and computer accounts within Active Directory.
Group Policy Objects can provide a security enhancement in how users and resources are managed within a network. The scope of a policy can be: Local, Site, Domain, and OU.
Policies control virtually every aspect of what a user can see or do on a computer, and virtually every aspect of what portions of the Windows OS are available. As such, Administrators can control user actions and prevent or allow access to system settings. Given too much control, a user might make system changes that negatively affect the proper function or security of a system, so a GPO is a very effective and useful way to control this access. A GPO is also critically important for security controls such as setting the user password policy.