Windows 2000 – Group Policy

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To provide an overview of Group Policy and to demonstrate how to configure, manage, and apply Group Policy to users and computers

Target Audience

Students preparing for Microsoft exam 70-215 and/or 70-210


Working knowledge of Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT Workstation 4.0 from administrative, support, and architectural perspectives

Expected Duration

380 min.

Course Objectives

Windows 2000 – Group Policy

  • define the functions of Group Policy, Group Policy objects (GPOs), Group Policy containers (GPCs), and Group Policy templates (GPTs), and identify how to create a new GPO and link it to a domain.
  • recognize the function of the Group Policy Microsoft Management Console (MMC), its extensions, and configuration settings.
  • create a Group Policy object (GPO) and configure the Group Policy to modify users’ Control Panel options.
  • define the function of the local Group Policy objects (LGPOs), and create and configure an LGPO.
  • create a local Group Policy object (LGPO) and configure local Group Policy.
  • define the functions of Group Policy settings, and recognize the order in which Group Policies are applied.
  • recognize the different methods for modifying the Group Policy inheritance order, and identify how to link a GPO in one organizational unit (OU) to other OUs.
  • block, filter, and force Group Policies.
  • identify how to delegate the control of a Group Policy object (GPO) to a user.
  • delegate control of a Group Policy object (GPO).
  • recognize how to use Group Policy to manage user environments.
  • recognize how Administrative templates, and script Group Policy settings are used to control user environments, define the types of Administrative templates, and identify how to configure the Administrative template and user configuration settings.
  • configure the computer Administrative template to prevent Internet Explorer components from being automatically installed and set the user configuration policy.
  • identify how to use Group Policy script settings to configure user environments, recognize how Windows 2000 processes and runs scripts, and add scripts to a Group Policy object (GPO).
  • add a shutdown script to a Group Policy object (GPO).
  • recognize the purpose of account policies, define the policy settings that are part of account policies, and identify how to configure account policies to set the password and account lockout settings.
  • set a password policy on a domain.
  • state the attributes of security policies, identify the different security settings, and recognize how to restrict membership of a built-in group.
  • recognize the functions of security templates, define the types of predefined security templates, list steps for modifying a predefined incremental template using the Security Templates snap-in, and analyze security policy discrepancies.
  • open a new security template database, analyze the database file that you have created, and verify and configure the policy and security settings.
  • define the technologies Windows 2000 uses to manage and deploy applications, identify the major stages of an application’s life cycle, recognize the features of installation packages and repackaging an application, and create a Group Policy object (GPO) for assigned deployment to users.
  • create a Group Policy object (GPO) for an assigned deployment of Office 2000 and assign the Office 2000 deployment to users.
  • identify the options available for configuring the properties of an application for installation, and recognize how to upgrade software and remove software.
  • upgrade Office 2000 Premium Version 9.0 to Version 10.0. and set up the upgrade to be made over all existing installations.
  • identify problems that may occur with Group Policy and how to correct them.