Server 2016 – Identity: Defining Group Policy Objects

Individuals who will manage the planning, implementation, and configuration of Active Directory, including Group Policy, in Windows Server 2016 environments; Individuals preparing for the Microsoft Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam


Expected Duration
81 minutes

Operating system infrastructures have benefited greatly from centralized configuration management for operating system and applications alike, all using one tool. In this course, you’ll learn about this tool – the Group Policy object, or GPO. You’ll examine its function, configuration, GPO processing, and precedence. This course is part of a series preparing for the Identity with Windows Server 2016 (70-742) exam.


Manage Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

  • start the course
  • describe the function of the central store
  • manage starter GPOs
  • configure GPO links
  • configure multiple local group policies
  • back up, import, copy, and restore GPOs
  • create and configure a migration table
  • reset default GPOs
  • delegate Group Policy management
  • detect health issues using the Group Policy Infrastructure Status dashboard

Processing Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

  • configure processing order and precedence
  • configure blocking of inheritance
  • configure enforced policies
  • configure security filtering and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) filtering
  • configure loopback processing
  • configure and manage slow-link processing and Group Policy caching
  • configure client-side extension (CSE) behavior
  • force a Group Policy update

Practice: Group Policy Configuration

  • perform group policy configurations for a given scenario





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