Group Policy

Dear All,

I am totally new to this windows server side. In my organization there are Windows server 2012 & windows server 2008 installed . Domain is Windows server 2012.  I want to know how to apply group policy to the OU's . as I am totally new & I am the one who should give support to the users. can you please explain step by step guide for applying group policies .

Also how can I see by default how many policies are there in Windows server 2012 or Windows server 2008.  

please help as I am alone here to do all the IT related works.

regards,

Jct
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becraigCommented:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb742376.aspx

The link above will give you a step by step on GPO

RSOP information below:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc782615%28v=ws.10%29.aspx



You can come back to the group with questions as they arise..
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
By default, you will only have two GPOs (Default Domain and Default Domain Controller). Do not edit either of these GPOs. Instead - create new GPOs for your organization.

I teach a local group policy class - you can view all of the notes here:

http://deployhappiness.com/free-it-training-classes/group-policy-software-to-preferences-and-everything-in-between/
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jct_777Author Commented:
Dear Sir,

Can you please mention  from where can I download a file which consists of default policies in windows server 2012 . U know why I am asking this because as I said before  we are going to deploy group policies in our organization. my manager wants a lists which contains all the policies available in the server 2012. from that list he can select what all policies needed to be implemented.

please help.

@Jmoody thanks for the help. I went through your link & also filled the form.
 I am totally new to server side. so I will be asking for help frequently.

Jct
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becraigCommented:
gpresult /Scope Computer /v /s computername

The above will give you a server by server report for group policy

I suggest reading the links I sent you to get an idea of what you are looking at.

Also Jmoody's class over time will help this to be less confusing for you.
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jct_777Author Commented:
Dear Becraig Sir,

where do I need to type the above command.
Is it in server run option.

Jct
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becraigCommented:
Just open a command window, if you are looking for all the server2012 servers you can simply do this.

Save a text file with all the 2012 servers and one with all the 2008 servers ( I am sure there is little or no variance unless you have them in different OUs)

Then run

for /f %a in (servers2012.txt) do gpresult /Scope Computer /v /s %a   >> 2012output.txt

for /f %a in (servers2008.txt) do gpresult /Scope Computer /v /s %a   >> 2008output.txt
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jct_777Author Commented:
Dear Sir,

In my home computer through VMware Workstation I already installed Windows server 2008 R2 Standard 64 bit edition.

as you said I created a folder with the name 2008output. when running the following command in the command prompt :-
gpresult /Scope Computer /v /s %a   >> 2008output.txt

it is giving the error:-RPC server unavailable.

regards,

Jct
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jct_777Author Commented:
sorry its a text file that I created in the server desktop.
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becraigCommented:
This simply means it is not able to communicate with your server, please try pinging your server to ensure you can talk to the server.

If ping fails you probably do not have your VM properly setup (This will be an entirely different question)
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jct_777Author Commented:
Its pinging  but when i am running the above command its giving error RPC unavailable.

i will explain what i did in the server-

as per your advice i created  a text file with the name 2012output.txt in the desktop.  then in command prompt:- i typed the below command:-

gpresult /Scope Computer /v /s %a   >> 2012output.txt

after this it gave me the above mentioned error.

Regards,

Jct
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becraigCommented:
Are you running :
for /f %a in (servers2012.txt) do gpresult /Scope Computer /v /s %a   >> 2012output.txt

or just
gpresult /Scope Computer /v /s %a   >> 2012output.txt

If you are running gpresult /Scope Computer /v /s %a   >> 2012output.txt you will get an error since no variable is defined for %a

in that case just run
gpresult /Scope Computer /v /s servername  >> 2012output.txt
Replace servername with the name of your server.
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jct_777Author Commented:
ok. Now i understand . T omorrow when i go to office i will run the said command & check.

Will keep you updated regarding this.

Refards,

Jct
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jct_777Author Commented:
Hi Good Morning ,

I created  a .txt folder with the name 2012output & executed the command in the command prompt:-
gpresult /Scope Computer /v /s DC01  >> 2012output.txt. something happens in the background. but when i go to the text file nothing is there in it.

Regards,

Jct
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becraigCommented:
Can you for now run the command w/o the output redirect  >>


Let me know what you see on screen.
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jct_777Author Commented:
Attached is the Screenshot of the server after running the above mentioned command.

regards,

Jct
GP-2012.jpg
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becraigCommented:
This seems to work fine for me please be sure you are looking for the file in the right path.


If you are running this on a remote computer you should have the redirect go to a path on your local computer e.g  

>> \\computername\c$\file.txt
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