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The name of the GPO that is linked to the domain container in Active Directory; used primarily for configuration of domain-wide password policies.
Default Domain Policy
The name of the default GPO that is linked to the domain controllers OU. Used primarily for configuration of policy settings that are only to be applied ot the domain controllers in the domain (i.e. auditing)
Domain Controllers Policy
A Group Policy feature that enables you to redirect the contents of the Application Data, Desktop, My Documents, My Pictures, and Start menu folders from a user's profile to a network location.
A uniquie 128-bit number assigned to the object when it is created.
globally unique identifier (GUID)
This utility can be used to discover Group Policy-related problems and to illustrate which GPO's were applied to a user or computer. It also lists all group memberships of the user or computer being analyzed.
Enables the centralized management of user desktop settings, desktop and domain security, and the deployment and management of software throughout your network.
An Active Directory container that stores information about the GPO and includes a version number that is used by other domain controllers to ensure that they have the latest information.
Group Policy Container (GPC)
An Active Directory object that is configured to apply Group Policy and linked to either the site, domain or OU level.
Group Policy Object (GPO)
This contains the data that makes up the Group Policy. The template includes all the settings, administrative templates, security settings, software installation settings, scripts and so forth.
Group Policy Template
A file that contains all the information needed to install an application in a variety of configurations.
Microsoft Windows Installer Package (MSI)
A graphical utility included with Windows Server 2003 that enables you to review the aggregated Group Policy settings that apply to a domain user or computer.
Result Set of Policy (RSoP)
A text file that can be used by Group Policy to deploy an application; it has a number of limitations compared to an MSI file.