Group Policy allows users administrators to implement specific configurations for users and computers. Group Policy settings are contained in Group Policy objects (GPOs), which are linked to the following Active Directory directory service containers: sites, domains, or organizational units (OUs). As security issues are becoming paramount within any organizations. Within Active Directory (AD), the Group Policy Objects (GPOs) are at the forefront of an organization's ability to roll out and control functional security. Core aspects of user life cycle such as password policies, logon hours, software distribution, and other critical security settings are handled through GPOs. It is paramount for Organizations to have proper methods to control the settings of these GPOs and to deploy GPOs in a meaningful and safe manner with confidence, easily backup and restore GPOs when they are either incorrectly updated or corrupt.
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