Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 include support for over 350 new group policy settings ...This brings the total number of manageable system policies via Active Directory group policy to over 3,600 policy settings! Below, I've summarized the new categories of group policy settings that I'm most excited about and I've also provided a link to a downloadable reference workbook ...
What's New in Active Directory Group Policies?
These new Group Policy settings provide improved management for new areas of these operating systems, such as:
For complete details on the new Group Policy features in Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8, read this article and download the reference workbook below.
Do I need to update my Active Directory schema to deploy these new Group Policies?
According to the reference document, only three (3) of these new Group Policy Settings requires that the AD Schema be updated to Windows Server 2012. These new Group Policy Settings are:
Where can I download an updated reference for all Group Policy settings?
An updated reference workbook for the new Group Policy Settings in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 is now available for download at:
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Keith Mayer is a Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft focused on Windows Infrastructure, Data Center Virtualization, Systems Management and Private Cloud. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of IT Pros worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
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