Group Policy Administrator Essentials
Course 8719

In this course, you learn how to perform basic functions as an administrator responsible for managing group policy with Group Policy Administrator. This course covers how to use the product to create and manage GPOs, including GPO settings, preferences, and properties. In this course you will also learn how to use Group Policy Administrator to analyze and approve GPOs for export in a production environment.

Course Information

Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom, Classroom, Ondemand

Course Duration: 1 day

Course Level: Beginner

Key Objectives

In this course you will learn how to do the following:

  • Connecting to the GP Repository
  • Creating a GPO
  • Checking out a GPO
  • Editing GPO settings, preferences, and properties
  • Checking in a GPO
  • Approving a GPO for Export
  • Exporting a GPO to Active Directory
  • Importing a GPO from Active Directory
  • Reporting on GPOs
  • Performing a GP Analysis

Audience Summary

Group Policy Object (GPO) administrator who is familiar with Active Directory and AD management tools.

Course Outline

1:Introduction to the Class

2:Introduction to Group Policy Administrator

  • Describe GPA Architecture
  • Open the GPA Console
  • Identify and Discuss GPA Console Features
  • Logging onto the Lab Environment
  • Launching the GPA Console
  • Connect to the GP Repository
  • Add an Active Directory Domain
  • Connecting to the GP Repository Database
  • Adding an Active Directory Domain

3:Working with GPOs in the GP Repository

  • Create a GPO in the GP Repository
  • Check out a GPO
  • ¬†Edit GPO Settings
  • Modify AD Links and View Link Order
  • Check in a GPO
  • Approve a GPO for Export
  • Export a GPO to Active Directory
  • Working with GPOs
  • Importing GPOs
  • Reporting on GPOs

4:Analyzing Group Policy

  • Describe and Discuss How to Determine the Resulting Set of Policies
  • Perform an RSoP Analysis
  • Perform a What-If Scenario Analysis

Course Prerequisites

Group Policy Object (GPO) administrator who is familiar with the following Microsoft Windows management concepts and terms:

  • Active Directory (AD)
  • Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)
  • GP Edit
  • Organizational Units (OUs)
  • Group Policy Objects (GPOs)