Configuring Active Directory Group Policies

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Lab Steps

Starting the Cyber Network Security Lab Exercise

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Time Limit2h


Windows 2016 Server enables a network administration team to create and manage a security policy which they can bulk apply to different aspects of the Active Directory (AD) environment. Fully explaining the administration and management of the Windows 2016 Server AD environment will not be covered in this exercise.

You will be using the AD environment to create a new Group Policy Object (GPO) and apply it to a user account in order to enforce some security settings. Group Policy Objects are technical definitions of a user's permissions and rights within a domain. GPOs are a powerful tool that enable a domain administration team to apply the principle of least privilege across thousands of users quickly and efficiently.

This lab is part of a series on cyber network security.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lab you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate to delegates how to create and configure a new user and GPO on a Windows 2016 Server Domain Controller (DC)

Intended Audience

This lab is intended for:

  • Cyber and network security specialists


You should possess:

  • A basic understanding of Windows operating system environments
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