Group Policy is a powerful feature available in Windows to configure computer and user settings. Most of the Windows tweaks that can be done using Windows Registry is present Group Policy as well. In other words, users who prefer to tweak and personalize Windows without manually editing the Registry can use Group Policy Editor.
If you like the idea of tweaking windows via Group Policy Editor but have no clue about on Group Policy Editor can now download a free guide from Microsoft. A simple Group Policy for Beginners guide with step-by-step instructions and plenty of screenshots is now available to download from Microsoft.
Microsoft has released Group Policy for Beginners guide to help novice users who have never used Group Policy and want to understand Group Policy and its benefits. This 26-page guide is an introduction and how you can control configurations using Group Policy. It first provides an overview of what you can do with Group Policy, and then it describes essential concepts that you must know. For example, what is a Group Policy Object (GPO)? What does inheritance mean?
This free guide Microsoft is all you need to know about Group Policy in Windows. As you probably know, Group Policy Editor can be launched by typing Gpedit.msc in Start menu search box or in Run dialog box and then pressing Enter key.
Please note that Group Policy Editor isn’t available in all editions of Windows. For instance, Group Policy Editor isn’t included in Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium editions of Windows 7 and isn’t present in the base edition of Windows 8 as well. However, a third-party solution is available to get this premium feature in other editions of Windows 7 as well. Check out our how to get Group Policy in Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium editions of Windows 7 for detailed information.
Group Policy for Biginners guide is .docx format and you need to have Microosft Office Word to view its content. If you don’t have installed Office Word on your PC, you can follow our how to view Office Word document in your web browser guide. You might need to sign-in with your Microsoft account (MSN, Live, or Hotmail account) to download this guide.
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