Managing Windows Environments with Group Policy (MCC-50255)


Course Number: MCC-50255

Duration: 5 days (32.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Microsoft Training Overview

This Microsoft class, Managing, Maintaining, and Securing Your Networks Through Group Policy, teaches students how to reduce costs and increase efficiencies in their network. Attendees discover how to consolidate the administration of an enterprise IT infrastructure with Group Policy, and learn to control and manage computer systems and domain users running Windows Server and Windows clients. 

Location and Pricing

Accelebrate offers instructor-led enterprise training for groups of 3 or more online or at your site. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private corporate training on-site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Use Group Policy management tools to manage security policies
  • Design a Group Policy infrastructure
  • Group Policy processing architecture
  • Back up, restore, import, and copy Group Policy Objects through the Group Policy
  • Manage Console
  • Use Windows PowerShell to manage Group Policy
  • Implement security using Group Policy
  • Configure the desktop environment with Group Policy
  • Configure roaming profiles and Folder Redirection
  • Assign and publish software packages
  • Implement AppLocker and software restriction policies
  • Create and deploy Administrative Templates
  • Configure Group Policy preferences

Prerequisites

All students should have experience with the Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012 environments and a fundamental understanding of Active Directory.

Outline

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Introduction to Configuration Management
  • Configuration Management Overview
  • Configuration Management Using Group Policy
  • Group Policy Features Introduced with Later Versions of Windows
  • Using Windows PowerShell in the Configuration Management Process
Using Group Policy Management Tools
  • Local and Domain Policies
  • Using Group Policy Management Console
  • Understanding Group Policy Refresh
Designing a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Design Stages for a Group Policy Infrastructure
  • Planning your Group Policy Design
  • Designing Your Group Policy Solution
  • Deploying Your Group Policy Solution
  • Managing Your Group Policy Solution
Understanding the Architecture of Group Policy Processing
  • Group Policy Components in AD DS
  • Understanding the Group Policy Deployment Order
  • Modifying Group Policy Processing
Troubleshooting and Backing Up GPOs
  • Using Group Policy Troubleshooting Tools
  • Integration of RSoP Functionality
  • Using Logging Options
  • Backing Up, Restoring, Importing, and Copying GPOs
  • Building Migration Tables
Securing Windows Using Group Policy
  • Exploring the Windows Security Architecture
  • Securing User Accounts
  • Exploring Security Policies
  • Windows Firewall with Advanced Security
  • Implementing Domain Security
Implementing Application Security Using Group Policy
  • Managing UAC Settings
  • Defending Against Malware
  • Using AppLocker to Restrict Software
  • Implementing Windows 8 App Security Settings
Configuring the Desktop Environment with Group Policy
  • Exploring Script Types and Controlling Script Execution
  • Defining the Desktop, Start Menu, and Taskbar Settings
  • Defining the Control Panel Settings
  • Defining the Windows Components Settings
  • Configuring the Printer Management and Pruning Settings
  • Defining the Network Settings
  • New Settings for Windows 8 Client and Windows Server 2012
Implementing User State Virtualization
  • Configuring Folder Redirection
  • Managing Offline Files
  • Implementing User Experience Virtualization
  • OneDrive for Business
Assigning and Publishing Software Packages
  • Using MSI Packages to Distribute Software
  • Using Group Policy as a Software Deployment Method
  • Deploying Software
  • Setting Up Distribution Points
  • Using the Systems Center Configuration Manager to Distribute Software
Configuration Management with Windows PowerShell
  • Using Windows PowerShell
  • Writing PowerShell Scripts
  • Windows PowerShell Library for Group Policy
  • Windows PowerShell-Based Logon Scripts
  • Using PowerShell Desired State Configuration
Creating and Deploying Administrative Templates
  • Introducing Administrative Templates
  • Legacy ADM Templates
  • Managing ADMX Templates
  • Converting and Creating Custom ADMX Templates
  • Using the ADMX Central Store
Configuring Group Policy Preferences
  • Introducing Group Policy Preferences
  • Comparing Preferences and Policy Settings
  • Configuring Preferences Settings
conclusion

Training Materials:

All students receive a course workbook.

Software Requirements:

Attendees will not need to install any software on their computer for this class. The class will be conducted in a remote environment that Accelebrate will provide; students will only need a local computer with a web browser with a stable Internet connection. Any recent version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome will be fine.

When you contact us about purchasing this class, we will provide a live demo of the online lab environment so that you may explore the web browser interface in more detail.



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