Welcome to the Configure Group Policy Settings Practice Lab. In this module you will be provided with the instructions and devices needed to develop your hands-on skills.

Learning Outcomes

In this module, you will complete the following exercises:

  • Exercise 1 - Manage Group Policy Object Settings

After completing this lab, you will be able to:

  • Create a local GPO
  • Create a site, domain and organizational unit-linked GPOs
  • Verify group policy inheritance using gpresult.exe
  • Verify group policy inheritance using Group Policy Modeling and Group Policy Results

Exam Objectives

The following exam objectives are covered in this lab:

  • Understand group policy - Group policy processing, Group Policy Management Console, computer policies, user policies, local policies

Lab Duration

It will take approximately 60 minutes to complete this lab.

Exercise 1 - Manage Group Policy Object Settings

Group Policy Object (GPO) is a change and configuration management tool that you can use to define system settings on Windows computers and enforce a desktop environment for network users. GPO use the Computer Configuration and User Configuration nodes where numerous settings can be enabled to dictate what a system will look like and how computers will work for specific group of domain users.

For small organizations that do not use Active Directory, you can use the Local Group Policy. Local GPO is applicable for devices which are not members of an Active Directory domain. Local GPO is configured on individual Windows workstations.

In a corporate setup, Domain Group Policy is set up on a Windows domain controller and the policy is replicated to other domain controllers in the network. Domain GPO settings for Computer or User is applied depending on their location in the Active Directory hierarchy—site, domain or organizational unit.

In this lab, you will configure a local GPO on a Windows client and a domain GPO in an Active Directory domain.

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