The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) is a dramatic step forward in the wayGroup Policy is administered. This book provides all the instruction and insightyou need to take full control of your Active Directory with GPMC and other GroupPolicy tools. You'll also learn techniques for implementing IntelliMirror, makingit possible for users to work securely from any location; and you'll findintensive troubleshooting advice, insider tips on keeping your network secure, and hundreds of clear examples that will help you accomplish all youradministration goals. You will learn to: Create andmanage all Group Policy functions within Active DirectoryUnderstand GroupPolicy differences in Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 2003systemsTroubleshoot Group Policy using Support tools, Resource Kitutilities, log files, registry hacks, and third-party toolsCreate and deploycustom settings for managing client systemsManage, secure, and audit clientand server systemsScript complex operations, including linking, back-up, restore, permissions changes, and migratingSet up Local, Roaming, andMandatory profilesSet up and manage IntelliMirror components with GroupPolicyUse Group Policy Software Installation to perform hands-offinstallationsUse Remote Installation Services to automate the installationof new Windows systemsEnsure the safety of your users' data withRedirected Folders and Shadow CopiesAbout the SeriesTheMark Minasi Windows Administrator Library is designed to equip systemadministrators with in-depth technical solutions to the many challengesassociated with administering Windows in an enterprise setting. The series editoris leading Windows NT/2003 expert Mark Minasi, who selects the topics andauthors and develops and reviews each book to ensure that every entry in the series meets your needs and helps you achieve your goals. The Group Policy infrastructure in the Windows Server products enable IT administrators to automate one-to-many management of users and computers-simplifying administrative tasks and reducing IT costs. With the debut of Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) with Server 2003, policy-based management is even easier. Administrators can efficiently implement security settings, enforce IT policies and distribute software consistently across a given site, domain, or range of organizational units. for planning, creating and assigning Group Policies and focuses on how each component affects/interacts with each other and the network. It contains chapters on Group Policy Management Consoles and Group Policy Scripting and provides coverage of Windows 2003 Group Policy Resource Kit utilities and 300 new policies in Windows 2003. There is also information on the migration from Windows NT/2000 to 2003.