Learn to implement Group Policy Objects (GPOs) in Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) in Windows Server.


Contoso, Ltd. is a financial services company in Seattle with major offices located throughout the world. Most of its compute environment runs on-premises on Windows Server. This includes virtualized workloads on Windows Server 2016 hosts.

Contoso IT staff is migrating Contoso on-premises servers to Windows Server 2022. As a Windows Server administrator at Contoso, you're responsible for configuring user and computer settings. These settings will be applied by using GPOs.

After completing this module, you’ll understand how group policies work in a Windows Server Active Directory environment.

Learning objectives

After completing this module, you'll be able to:

  • Describe GPOs.
  • Describe GPO scope and inheritance.
  • Describe domain-based GPOs.
  • Create and configure GPOs.
  • Explain GPO storage.
  • Describe administrative templates and the Central Store.


To get the best learning experience from this module, you should have knowledge and experience of:

  • AD DS concepts and technologies.
  • Core networking technologies.
  • Windows client operating systems such as Windows 10.
  • Windows PowerShell basics.