The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) is a dramatic step forward in the way Group Policy is administered. This book provides all the instruction and insight you need to take full control of your Active Directory with GPMC and other Group Policy tools. You'll also learn techniques for implementing IntelliMirror, making it possible for users to work securely from any location; and you'll find intensive troubleshooting advice, insider tips on keeping your network secure, and hundreds of clear examples that will help you accomplish all your administration goals. You will learn to:Create and manage all Group Policy functions within Active DirectoryUnderstand Group Policy differences in Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows 2003 systemsTroubleshoot Group Policy using Support tools, Resource Kit utilities, log files, registry hacks, and third-party toolsCreate and deploy custom settings for managing client systemsManage, secure, and audit client and server systemsScript complex operations, including linking, back-up, restore, permissions changes, and migratingSet up Local, Roaming, and Mandatory profilesSet up and manage IntelliMirror components with Group PolicyUse Group Policy Software Installation to perform hands-off installationsUse Remote Installation Services to automate the installation of new Windows systemsEnsure the safety of your users' data with Redirected Folders and Shadow CopiesAbout the SeriesThe Mark Minasi Windows Administrator Library is designed to equip system administrators with in-depth technical solutions to the many challenges associated with administering Windows in an enterprise setting. The series editor is leading Windows NT/2003 expert Mark Minasi, who selects the topics and authors and develops and reviews each book to ensure that every entry in the series meets your needs and helps you achieve your goals.