50255 - Managing Windows Environments with Group Policy

Durée: 5 jours

Tarif: 2190€

About This Course

In this course 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 you will 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.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.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for Enterprise network staff responsible for help desk support, system administration, and network design


At Course Completion

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

Module 1: Introduction to Configuration Management

This module describes the basis of what configuration management is and how it functions.

Lessons


  • Configuration Management Overview
  • Configuration Management Using Group Policy
  • Group Policy Features Introduced with Later Versions of Windows
  • Using Windows PowerShell in the Configuration Management Process

Lab 1: Introducing Configuration Management

  • Viewing the Policies of a a Domain Joined Server
  • Preparing Windows 8.1 Client for Domain Policies
  • Preparing Windows 7 for Domain Policies
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Define configuration management
  • List the ways you can use configuration management in Windows
  • Describe the new Group Policy features available in the latest versions of Windows

Module 2: Using Group Policy Management Tools

This module describes the differences between local and domain policies and the Group Policy management tools you can use to manage these policies. This module also describes the Group Policy refresh process and hot to manually force a refresh ahead of the default interval.

Lessons

Local and Domain Policies

Using Group Policy Management Console

Understanding Group Policy Refresh

Lab 1: Using Group Policy Management Tools

  • Working with Multiple Local Policies
  • Installing RSAT on a Member Server
  • Installing the GPMC on Windows 8.1 Client
  • Basic Group Policy Management
  • Installing the GPMC on Windows 7
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the advantages of using domain policies instead of local policies
  • List the capabilities of the Group Policy Management Console
  • Describe the requirements for installing the Group Policy Management Console
  • Explain how to use the different GPMC features to create and manage policies
  • Describe the elements of the gpupdate command

Module 3: Designing a Group Policy Infrastructure

This module details the steps a successful Group Policy deployment should follow, linking your design to how your company can best use the features. Essential network components and security design are also defined.

Lessons

Design Stages for a Group Policy Infrastructure

Planning your Group Policy Design

Designing Your Group Policy Solution

Deploying Your Group Policy Solution

  • Managing Your Group Policy Solution

Lab 1: Designing a Group Policy Infrastructure

  • Creating an OU Structure for Group Policy
  • Delegating GPO Management
  • Creating Starter GPOs
  • Installing and Configuring the AGPM
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the four stages of implementing Group Policy
  • Explain how to plan Group Policy in accordance with a company’s requirements
  • Describe the guidelines that you should follow when you create new GPOs
  • Explain how to manage Group Policy by delegating administration and setting permissions

Module 4: Understanding the Architecture of Group Policy Processing

This module details the concepts that you must grasp in order to troubleshoot Group Policy. The module also describes the options that are available to change the standard Group Policy processing sequence.

Lessons

Group Policy Components in AD DS

Understanding the Group Policy Deployment Order

  • Modifying Group Policy Processing

Lab 1: Understanding the 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Active Directory components that you can use to deploy Group Policy
  • Explain the order in which Group Policy is deployed in Active Directory
  • Describe the methods that are available to modify Group Policy processing

Module 5: Troubleshooting and Backing Up GPOs

This module explains how to use the RSoP tools to determine whether policies are being processed in the correct manner. This module discusses how to use the available tools to troubleshoot policy issues; back up, restore, import, copy, and search for GPOs; and migrate GPOs from one domain to another.

Lessons

Using Group Policy Troubleshooting Tools

Integration of RSoP Functionality

Using Logging Options

Backing Up, Restoring, Importing, and Copying GPOs

  • Building Migration Tables

Lab 1: Troubleshooting and Backing Up GPOs

  • Using Tools for Troubleshooting
  • Backing Up and Restoring GPOs
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Group Policy troubleshooting tools
  • Describe the GPMC tools that have RSoP functionality
  • Describe the GPO logging tools used to obtain more detail about the GPO processing issues
  • Explain how to back up, restore, import, and copy GPOs using the GPMC
  • Explain how to build migration tables

Module 6: Securing Windows Using Group Policy

This module defines the Windows security model and describes the process of using Group Policy

to implement user account, computer account, and domain security.

Lessons

Exploring the Windows Security Architecture

Securing User Accounts

Exploring Security Policies

Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

  • Implementing Domain Security

Lab 1: 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
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Windows security architecture
  • Explain how to secure user accounts with Group Policy
  • Explain how to harden computer accountes
  • Explain how to control the domain security policy with a GPO

Module 7: Implementing Application Security Using Group Policy

This module describes the process of securing applications in a Windows environment. It also

explains how to implement UAC (User Account Control) to help prevent users from running

unauthorized software, reducing the likelihood that viruses, Trojan horses, or spyware might

intrude upon the environment..

Lessons

Managing UAC Settings

Defending Against Malware

Using AppLocker to Restrict Software

Implementing Windows 8 App Security Settings

Lab 1: Implementing Application Security Using Group Policy

Implementing UAC

Using Windows Defender

Using AppLocker to Restrict Software

Windows 8.1 Client Lock Screen and App Policies

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe UAC
  • Describe the AppLocker features
  • Explain the features of Windows 8 Apps

Module 8: Configuring the Desktop Environment with Group Policy

This module explains many of the settings that are available to configure and restrict the user desktop environment, such as Control Panel restrictions, Start Menu settings, and Windows Explorer configuration.

Lessons

Exploring Script Types and Controlling Script Execution

Defining the Desktop, Start Menu, and Taskbar Settings

Defining the Control Panel Settings

Defining the Windows Components Settings

Configuring the Printer Management and Pruning Settings

Defining the Network Settings

  • New Settings for Windows 8 Client and Windows Server 2012

Lab 1: Configuring the Desktop Environment with Group Policy

Using Logon Scripts

Configuring Desktop Settings

Managing Windows Components

Configuring Printers with Group Policy

  • Managing Network Settings
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the startup, shutdown, logon, and logoff scripts and settings.
  • Identify the many ways to control the user desktop, Start menu, and taskbar settings
  • Explain how to restrict the Control Panel settings
  • Explain how to restrict operations that users can perform in Windows Explorer, Windows Internet Explorer, and Remote Desktop Services
  • Explain how to configure the printer management and pruning settings
  • Describe the network settings

Module 9: Implementing User State Virtualization

This module explains explains the different options available to maintain the user's personal files and

settings.

Lessons

Configuring Folder Redirection

Managing Offline Files

  • Implementing User Experience Virtualization
  • OneDrive for Business

Lab 1: Implementing User State Virtualization

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

Configuring Folder Redirection

  • Managing Offline Files
  • Implementing User Experience Virtualization
After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain how to redirect user folders to a server
  • Describe the Offline Files feature
  • Explain the purpose of User Experience Virtualization
  • Describe the OneDrive for Business feature

Module 10: Assigning and Publishing Software Packages

This module explains how to use Group Policy for deploying software.

Lessons

Using MSI Packages to Distribute Software

Using Group Policy as a Software Deployment Method

Deploying Software

Setting Up Distribution Points

  • Using the Systems Center Configuration Manager to Distribute Software

Lab 1: Assigning and Publishing Software Packages

Preparing for Distribution

Creating Custom Software Packages

Repackaging Applications

Deploying Software Packages

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the basic elements of an MSI package
  • Determine when to build or repackage your own
  • Define the requirements for distributing software via Group Policy
  • Describe when you might want to assign and publish software
  • Explain how to upgrade and remove packages
  • Explain how to set up distribution points for software deployment
  • List the advantages of using SCCM to distribute software instead of Group Policy

Module 11: Configuration Management with Windows PowerShell

This module explains how to navigate and use basic Windows PowerShell commands and how to use Windows PowerShell to manage Group Policy. It also explains how you can use PowerShell logon scripts with Group Policy.

Lessons

Using Windows PowerShell

Writing PowerShell Scripts

Windows PowerShell Library for Group Policy

  • Windows PowerShell-Based Logon Scripts
  • Using PowerShell Desired State Configuration

Lab 1: Configuration Management with Windows PowerShell

Exploring the Windows PowerShell

Using Windows PowerShell to Manage GPOs

Using PowerShell ISE to Write a GPO Creation Script

After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the Windows PowerShell features
  • Explain how to perform the basic Windows PowerShell operations
  • Explain how to access the Windows PowerShell library for Group Policy
  • Manage systems using Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration

Module 12: Creating and Deploying Administrative Templates

This module explains the logic behind administrative templates, when to use them, and the basics of how to write them. This module also explains how to deploy templates by loading legacy ADM templates into the Group Policy Management Editor, and copying ADMX templates to the Central Store.

Lessons

Introducing Administrative Templates

Legacy ADM Templates

Managing ADMX Templates

Converting and Creating Custom ADMX Templates

  • Using the ADMX Central Store

Lab 1: Creating and Deploying Administrative Templates

Importing ADMX Files

Implementing the ADMX Central Store

Converting Legacy ADM Files

  • Creating a Custom ADMS File
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the benefits of using Administrative Templates
  • List some of the ADM templates that are included with each version of Windows
  • List tips that you can use to write your own customer Administrative templates
  • Describe the advantages of using the new ADMX file format
  • Identify which tool converts the ADM templates to ADMX templates and also creates new ADMX templates
  • Define ADMX Central Store

Module 13: Configuring Group Policy Preferences

This module describes the function of Group Policy Preferences. You will learn how to configure Group Policy Preferences and modify the advanced configuration options.

Lessons


  • Introducing Group Policy Preferences
  • Comparing Preferences and Policy Settings
  • Configuring Preferences Settings

Lab 1: Configuring Group Policy Preferences

Implementing Computer Preferences

Implementing User Preferences

After completing this module, students will be able to:
After completing this module, students will be able to:
  • Describe the purpose of Group Policy Preferences
  • Describe the differences between Preferences and Policy Settings
  • Identify the settings that you can configure in the Computer Configuration and User Configuration sections of the Group Policy Management Console
  • Describe the Windows and Control Panel settings
  • Experience with the Microsoft Windows Server 2008/2012 environments and a fundamental understanding of Active Directory