Group Policy is an infrastructure that allows you 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).
Types of Group Policy:
- OU Level
- Domail Level
- Site Level Policy
a. OU Level Policy: The policy applied in an organizational unit is called OU level policy. The policy will be applied for the users present in that Organization.
How to apply OU Level Policies:
Start — Programs — Administrative tools — Select “Active Directory users and computers”
Right Click on OU — Properties — select “Group policy” — Select New.
b. Domain Level Policy: The policy applied in a domain controller is called domain level policy. It will be applied for all the users present in the domaincontroller.
How to apply domain level Policies:
In “Active directory users and computers” Right click on the Domain —Properties —- Select group policy — select “New” — select edit — user configuration.
c. Site level Policy: It is a collection of multiple Domain controllers and different geographical locations with different WAN Links.
The Policy applied in a site is call site level policy. The Policy will be applied for all the domain controller users present in that side.
How to Site Level policies:
Start — Programs —Administrative tools —select “Active Directory Sites and services” — Expand Sites — Right click on “Default-First-Site-Name” —Properties —Select “Group Policy” —Select “New”—Select “Edit”
To view all the list of Policies
— Select “Active Directory Sites and services” — Expand Sites — Right click on “Default-First-Site-Name” —Properties —Select “Group Policy” —Select “Add” —Select “All”.