Planning Your Group Policy Design

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

When you plan your Group Policy design, ensure that your Active Directory design supports the application of Group Policy. Then you need to clearly define your objectives for deploying Group Policy. Specifically, understand any service-level agreements and administrative issues that pertain to Group Policy and consider your business requirements and how Group Policy can help you achieve them. Finally, incorporate any operational, interoperability and software installation considerations into your plan. Figure 2.2 illustrates the steps in the Group Policy planning process.

Figure 2.2   Group Policy Planning

Group Policy Planning