Loopback Policy Processing

Last Updated On : Monday, July 13, 2015By default, a user’s settings come from GPOs scoped to the user object in Active Directory. Regardless of which computer the user logs on to, the resultant set of policies that determine the user’s environment is the same. There are situations, however, in which you might want to […]

Group Policy Processing

Last Updated On : Thursday, May 17, 2018Now that you have learned more about the concepts, components, and scoping of Group Policy, you are ready to examine Group Policy processing closely. As you read this #section, keep in mind that Group Policy is all about applying configurations defined by GPOs, that GPOs are applied in […]

Targeting Preferences

Last Updated On : Thursday, May 17, 2018Preferences, which were introduced in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista, have a built-in scoping mechanism called item-level targeting. You can have multiple preference items in a single GPO, and each preference item can be targeted or filtered. So, for example, you could have a single GPO with […]

WMI Filters

Last Updated On : Sunday, July 12, 2015WMI Filters Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a management infrastructure technology that allows administrators to monitor and control managed objects in the network. A WMI query is capable of filtering systems based on characteristics, including RAM, processor speed, disk capacity, IP address, operating system version and service pack […]