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Administrative Templates
Files used to generate the user interface for the Group Policy settings that can be set using the Group Policy Management Editor.
ADMX
Windows Server 2008 Administrative Templates using the .admx extension.
asynchronous processing
A method of processing multiple scripts at the same time, without waiting for the outcome of a previously launched script to occur.
Block Policy Inheritance
A setting on a contianer object, such as a site, domain, or Organizational Unit, that will block all policies from parent containers from flowing to this container. It is not policy specific; it applies to all policies applied at parent levels.
Central Store
Single location in a SYSVOL directory containing Administrative Templates with the .admx extension.
Default Domain Controller Policy
A policy linked to the Domain Controllers OU; its settings affect all domain controllers in the domain.
domain GPO
A type of Group Policy Object associated with a domain.
Enforce
A setting on an individual GPO link that forces a particular GPO's settings to flow down through the Active Directory, without being blocked by any child Organizational Units.
folder redirection
A setting that allows files to be redirected to a network drive for backup and makes them accessible from anywhere on the network.
GPO Inheritance
The process of applying Group Policy to all domains and the child objects contained within them.
GPC
Group Policy container
An Active Directory object that stores the properties of the GPO.
GPMC
Group Policy Management Console
The Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in that is used to create and modify Group Policies and their settings.
GPO
Group Policy Object
Objects that contain all of the Group Policy settings that will be implemented on all user and computer objects within a site, domain, or OU.
GPT
Group Policy template
A folder located in the Policies subfolder of the SYSVOL share that stores policy setting, such as security settings and script files.
ROI
Return on investment
The amount of money gained (or lost) relative to the amount of money that was invested in a particular project or technology. Can be measured by tangible benefits, such as implementation costs and ongoing support. In addition, it can also be measured by intangible benefits, such as increased user ptoductivity, and other factors that are difficult to measure from a financial standpoint.
TCO
Total cost of ownership
A value used to assess the cost of implementaing computer software or hardware, both in terms of direct and indirect costs. TCO can be calculated based on how much ownership costs over the lifetime of a business resource.
WDS
Windows Deployment Services
A managed setting that can be defined or changed through Group Policies. This setting assists in rebuilding or deploying workstations quickly and efficiently in an eveterprise environment.
Group Policy Management Editor
The Microsoft Management console (MMC) fsnap-in that is used to create and modify Group Policies and their settings.
linking
A process that applies Group Policy setting sto various containers within Active Directory.
local GPO
A type of Group Policy Object associated with the local computer.
Loopback Processing
A Group Policy option that provides an alternative method of obtaining the ordered list of GPOs to be processed for the user. When set to Enabled, this setting has two options: Merge and Replace.
LSDOU
The sequence used to process policies: local policies, site policies, domain policies and then Organization Unit policies.
Merge
A Loopback Processing option. After all user policies run, the computer policy settings are reapplied, which allows all current GPO setting sto merge with the reapplied computer policy settings. In instances where conflicts arise between computer and user settings, the computer policy supersedes the user policy. This occurs before the desktop is presented to the user.
multiple local GPOs
A new feature in Windows Vista where by administrators can specify a different local GPO for administrators and create specific GPO settings for one or more local users configured on a wrokstation.
node
A subcategory of Group Policy settings.
offline file storage
This feature works with folder redirection to provide the ability to cache files locally. This allows files to be available even when the network is inaccessible.
registry-based policies
Settings that provide a consistent, sevure, manageable environment that addresses the users' needs and the organization's administrative goals.
Replace
A Loopback Processing option. This option overwrites the GPO list for a user object with the GPO list for the user's logon computer. This means that the computer policy settings remove any conflicting user policy settings.
scripts
A managed setting that can be defined or changed through Group Policies. Scripts, including logon, logoff, startup, and shutdown commands, can assist in configurint the user environment.
securtity group filtering
An advanced technique that enables you to apply GPO setting to only one or more users or groups within a container by selectively granting the "Apply
Group Policy" permissions to one or more user or security groups.
software settings
A subnode within the Computer Configuration and User Configuration nodes. The Software Settings folder located under the under the User Configuration node contains settings that are appplied to users designated by the Group Policy, regardless of the computer from which they log on to Active Directory.
starter GPO
A type of Group Policy that enables administrators to configure a standard set of items that will be configured by default in any GPO that is derived from a starter GPO. Starter GPOs area new feature in Windows Server 2008.
synchronous processing
Processing method whereby each policy must be read and applied completely before the next policy can be invoked.
User Configuration
A Group Policy setting that enables administrators to customize the configuration of a user's desktop, environment, and security settings. Enforced policies are based on the user rather than on the computer used.
Windows Settings
A subnode within the Computer Configuration and User Configuration nodes. The Windows Settings folder located under the Computer Computer Configuration node in the Group Policy Management Editor contains security settings and scripts that apply to all users who log on to Active Directory from that specific computer. The Windows Settings folder located under the User Configuration node contains settings related to folder redirection, security settings and scripts that are applied to associated users.
What is the order of group policies?
1 Local Policies
2 Site Policies
3 Domain Policies
4 OU Policies

LSDOU