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Mastering Active Directory

By : Dishan Francis
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Mastering Active Directory

By: Dishan Francis

Overview of this book

Active Directory is a centralized and standardized system that automates networked management of user data, security, and distributed resources and enables interoperation with other directories. If you are aware of Active Directory basics and want to gain expertise in it, this book is perfect for you. We will quickly go through the architecture and fundamentals of Active Directory and then dive deep into the core components, such as forests, domains, sites, trust relationships, OU, objects, attributes, DNS, and replication. We will then move on to AD schemas, global catalogs, LDAP, RODC, RMS, certificate authorities, group policies, and security best practices, which will help you gain a better understanding of objects and components and how they can be used effectively. We will also cover AD Domain Services and Federation Services for Windows Server 2016 and all their new features. Last but not least, you will learn how to manage your identity infrastructure for a hybrid-cloud setup. All this will help you design, plan, deploy, manage operations on, and troubleshoot your enterprise identity infrastructure in a secure, effective manner. Furthermore, I will guide you through automating administrative tasks using PowerShell cmdlets. Toward the end of the book, we will cover best practices and troubleshooting techniques that can be used to improve security and performance in an identity infrastructure.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)

Item-level targeting

In the previous section, I explained how we can use WMI filters for granular-level Group Policy targets. In a similar way, item-level targeting can be used to target Group Policy preference settings based on application settings and properties of users and computers at the granular level. We can use multiple targeting items in preference settings and make selections based on logical operators (AND, OR, IS, IS NOT).

Item-level targeting in Group Policy preferences can be set up/managed using GPMC. To do that, open the Group Policy settings, go to relevant preference settings, and right-click and select Properties.

As per the previous example (IE 10 Settings), the path should be User Configuration | Preferences | Internet Settings | Internet Explorer 10. Then, right-click and select Properties.

From the Properties window, select the Common tab, tick Item-level...