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MS 50255 - Managing Windows Environments with Group Policy

MS 50255 - Managing Windows Environments with Group Policy


5 Days

Course Fee

SGD 2250.00

Managing Windows Environments with Group Policy (MS 50255)

Duration: 5 Days

Course Overview:

In this course-currently the only offering in the market devoted to Group Policy training-you will learn how to reduce costs and increase efficiencies in your network. You will 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. Create Group Policies, implement administrative and security templates, and determine best practices when deploying software packages. Walk away with the experience and tools needed to optimize your enterprise systems and networks.

Course Objectives:

  • Features and functions of Group Policy

  • 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

  • Management 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

Course Outline:

Module 1: Introduction to Configuration Management

  • Explore default Policy Settings

  • Explore Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 Interface

Module 2: Group Policy Management Tools

  • Working with Multiple Local Policies

  • Installing the GPMC on Windows Operating Systems

  • Basic Group Policy Management

Module 3: Designing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Creating an Organizational Unit (OU) Structure for Group Policy

  • Delegating GPO Management

  • Creating Starter GPOs

Module 4: Group Policy Processing Architecture

  • Working with Multiple GPO Levels

  • Using the Block Inheritance and Enforce Options

  • Implementing Security Filtering

  • Creating a WMI Filter

  • Working with Loopback Processing

Module 5: Troubleshooting and Backing UpGPOs

  • Using Tools for Troubleshooting

  • Backing Up and Restoring GPOs

  • Use Command Line Tools to Perform GPO Maintenance

Module 6: Securing Windows Using Group Policy

  • Using the Security Compliance Manager

  • Configuring Enterprise Auditing through Group Policy

  • Configuring Restricted Groups

  • Using Security Templates

  • Creating a Windows Firewall Policy

Module 7: Implementing Application Security Using Group Policy

  • Implementing UAC

  • Using AppLocker to Restrict Software

  • Configure Windows Defender with Group Policy

Module 8: Configuring the Desktop Environment with Group Policy

  • Using Logon Scripts

  • Configuring Desktop Settings

  • Managing Windows Components

  • Configuring Printers with Group Policy

  • Managing Network Settings

Module 9: Implementing User State Virtualization

  • Preparing for Folder Redirection, Offline Files, and UE-V

  • Configuring Folder Redirection

  • Managing Offline Files

  • Implementing User Experience Virtualization

Module 10: Assigning and Publishing Software Packages

  • Preparing for Distribution

  • Creating Custom Software Packages Repackaging Applications

  • Deploying Software Packages

Module 11: Configuration Management with Windows PowerShell

  • Exploring Windows PowerShell

  • Using Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration

Module 12: Writing a PowerShell Desired State Configuration Script

  • Creating and Implementing a DSC

  • Configuring Group Policy Preferences

Module 13: Implementing Computer Preferences

  • Implementing User Preferences


  • Experience with the Microsoft Windows Server 2008/12 environments and a fundamental understanding of Active Directory

Target Audience:

  • This course is primarily intended for employees catering enterprise networking for help desk assistance, network design, and system administrative procedures.

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