7.3 Summary

Whew! That's a lot of settings. Hopefully we've given you a good idea of just how powerful GPOs are in Active Directory. We've now covered the basics of what profiles can do and how modifications to a centralized profile make a lot of sense and are easy to manage. We've also taken a very in-depth look at the diverse sort of registry, user interface, file permission, and system changes that can be made using GPOs. In Chapter 10, we'll cover how to design and manage your GPOs.

This concludes our initial introduction to Active Directory. In Part II, we will dive into some of the important issues around designing and maintaining an Active Directory environment.

    Part II: Designing an Active Directory Infrastructure
    Part III: Scripting Active Directory with ADSI, ADO, and WMI