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Group Policy Editor?

Discussion in 'MCDST' started by swatto, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. swatto

    swatto Byte Poster

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    Hey all,

    Finally got the books through for the MCDST and started reading the one for the 70-271 Exam (which im finding very interesting). Im on chapter 5 but was just thinking the book doesn't mention about gpedit (well not that I can see) but it does tell you how to create Groups etc...Just wondering if group policy editor is out of the scope of MCDST or is it something I will have to research myself? Because I don't see the point of creating groups if you do not know how to assign permissions to that group.

    Thanks for any advice :)
     
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  2. beaumontdvd

    beaumontdvd Kilobyte Poster

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    Hiya, Im studying for the mcdst too. I am about to take my 272 exam but I havent came across much of the group policys. Apart from in the 272 when it mentions local security policy and which policies are enforced on a domain ect. It does explain about policies but not in to much detail.

    Regards,
     
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  3. swatto

    swatto Byte Poster

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    Hi :)

    Ahh right ok - many thanks for clearing that up for me. Want to try and get at least one of the exams done by June so I can get that Second Shot.
     
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  4. beaumontdvd

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    Yeah mate I would, The 272 is basically the 271 but in more detail. It relates to applications more than the OS.
    Good luck mate,

    Regards,
    Dave
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2010
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  5. kevicho

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    Assigning permissions to groups is slightly different than group policy.

    Permissions are assigned to folders and files, whereas group policy deals with rights (ie the right to run a program or manage aspects of the OS).

    A GPO (or group policy object) is assigned to an OU, the confusion arrises as you can use groups to filter who has what policies apply to who/what, you can also you group policy to set permissions on folders.

    Windows 2003 server uses a built in tool, accessable through AD users and computers, properties and GP tab, but many people (including myself) use the GPMC (Group policy management console) which is a free download from miscrosoft.

    GPEDIT is useful for command line in batch files, but generally i dont use it.

    Also for local policy there is a tool in XP, in the administrator tools to set policies.

    Hope this helps
     
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  6. swatto

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    Thanks both :)

    Yep I said it slightly wrong - remember reading in the book: User Rights control what the user can do with the OS, user permissions are to do with what can be accessed, shares etc.
     
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