Group Policy is one of the important Change and Configuration Management technologies provided in the Microsoft® Windows® 2000 operating system. Administrators use Group Policy to specify options for managed desktop configurations for groups of computers and users. Group Policy is flexible and includes options for registry-based policy settings, security settings, software installation, scripts, computer startup and shutdown, user logon and logoff, and folder redirection. Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Server includes hundreds of Group Policy settings you can configure. Group Policy allows an organization to reduce total cost of ownership by allowing administrators to enhance and control users' desktops.
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Related Information in the Resource Kit
For more information about Active Directory ™ , see the chapters on Active Directory in this book.
For more information about Change and Configuration Management see "Introduction to Desktop Management" in this book.
For more information about Access Control see "Access Control" in this book.
For more information about Group Policy backup see " Active Directory Backup and Restore" in this book.
For information about the Software Installation snap-in, see "Software Installation and Maintenance" in this book.