Administrators use Group Policy to specify managed configurations for groups
of computers and users. Group Policy includes options for registry-based
policy settings, security settings, software installation, scripts, folder
redirection, Remote Installation Services, and Internet Explorer maintenance.
Intended for system administrators, architects, and others who need to create
and manage Group Policy settings, this paper explains Group Policy
infrastructure and shows how Group Policy Management Console (GPMC), a new
MMC snap-in with scripting interfaces, fits into this infrastructure. The
paper includes detailed information about Group Policy processing as well as
many best practices useful to the Group Policy administrator."