Group Policy Objects, also known as GPOs, are basically a collection of rules, a virtual policy settings compilation. In this article, you’ll find what group policy objects are, how many types exist out there, the benefits and limitations of group policy objects, examples of GPOs, how you can create a new group policy object, and how our solution can help you with this.
What Are Group Policy Objects?
To understand what a group policy object is, we must first clarify what a group policy means.
Group Policy is related to Windows, it is basically a Windows feature that contains a number of complex settings in the Windows registry. These can be helpful for network admins to gain control over the users’ and computers’ working environment in the Active Directory.
What does this have to do with group policy objects? Well, group policy objects form a collection of policy settings: computer-related policies and user-related policies that have the role to define the behavior of computers or users in an Active Directory environment. Basically, through a GPO you establish a set of settings in order to configure your clients and servers and draw user-designed rules in your company. Each Group Policy Object