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Easy GPO for a beginner

Posted on 2007-03-20
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How can i make a simple GPO to start practicing with them at home on my desktop server where i can cause no harm but to myself lol.
Thanks for all your help

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For a start install the Group Policy management Console if you do not already have it. It makes management much simpler and contains tools for checking the results of group policy and for doing 'What ifs' without actually doing anything. Its a free download from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=0A6D4C24-8CBD-4B35-9272-DD3CBFC81887

My advice for actually expremineting with group policies is to create a test OU specifically for testing purposes. You can create some user accounts in it and possibly a couple of machines then if you applu a policy to the OU it will affect only the OU and no-one else. You can the create policies, link them to the test OU and make sure they work as planned. Once they work to your satifaction you can just link the GPOs to other OUs as desired.

You can also create a test domain using Virtual PC. Virtual PC 2007 is a free download from Microsoft at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/virtualpc/default.mspx

You can set up a Domain Controller and a couple of clients in Virtual PC on a single physical computer and experiment away to your heatrs content in the knowledge that no-one else is going to be affected and if you mess up you can just exit and discard changes and start agan.
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Hi KCTS,

You must be getting fed up of me lol, but thanks for your advice i will look at your suggestions and have a go, but expect more questions from me in due course lol.

Ninjatae
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