Advanced Group Policy Video

July 22, 2012 — 2 Comments

Just thought I’d make a little video explaining how group policy works. This includes details of where GPOs are stored, how client side extensions are used, and a few general tips and tricks.

I’d recommend watching in HD in full screen, or at least in the larger vimeo player here:

EDIT: I’ve also made another video now about Loopback Processing in Group Policy:

Please let me know what you think, as I’ve only just started making these videos and I’m keen to know if people find them useful or if there are any problems with them (too long, too short, not enough detail, etc etc). I didn’t really have a plan of what to talk about, just jumped from one topic to another as I thought of it… so maybe next time I’ll write down a plan before I start. Oh and if anyone is looking for the AD querying tool tool that I used in the video at one point (AD Info), its available in a free edition and paid for edition on my website here:



2 responses to Advanced Group Policy Video

    German Afonso August 11, 2012 at 19:09

    Great video.

    One thing…

    When you mention that “Enforced” only breaks through the “block inheritance” , thats not the only thing it does…. It also breaks through the precedence levels. I know that you know that in case of a conflict in GPO settings, policies take precedence over the other depending on the level that their are applied (LSDOU). Well Enforcing a policy kicks the policy up to being number one. For example.. in case of a conflict, a GPO applied at the domain level will beat a GPO that is applied at the OU level if it is Enforced.

    Let me know if this is true 🙂


      Thanks, I wasn’t aware that it did that but it makes sense that it would. I’ll have to have a play around and see if I can observe this behaviour myself 🙂

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