7.26.2003

While out...

While I'm out looking up blogging stuff I thought
I'd help provide some links?

First a place where I've listed:

Listed on Blogwise

{just typed some stuff - but I lost it due to crash!
I think there is a bug where win9x and Firebird
will stick or kill Firebird after a lot of tabs are opened
not really at the same time, but it seems to add up!}

Fun link: Japanese Lit

Another place to be registered.

From blogger!

SgBlogs.Com "A Brand New Registry"

Also check out and be listed at BlogHop

Follow up to last blog entry:

I stopped short onmy last blog.

Here is a search related to what was discussed.

Actually I found a cool google search that is kind of geared for anyone seeking
MCSE (not me, at least not planning on it ;-) ) or other such things
from or related to Microsoft.

You can now search google.com using a Microsoft based searching algorithm.

They say it ranks pages related to them... so I guess it would be a good place
to start looking for their related info, even though they say it needs work.

Boring blog...

I don't really have much to blog, so I'm just going to get out some stuff as I
do other things. (** In fact, I'd like to make a disclaimer here. My intention
with this entry is to only provide public notes for my class. If this is a violation
please let me know. [jåvák�ng•aT•PRîvaÇÿ•Ñu - you know, spamers]
There may things which are copied or repeated in my own class work, but I'd
recommend that you don't do it because there are services which will find out
about it. Some such are sold to institutions and they scan papers for copies.
Don't commit this crime. I say that it would be better to use this and maybe
even blog your own notes so there is information available. I don't intend to
make anything known that isn't known already. There isn't anything which is
copied, no pictures, nothing. If I quote, I will.)

I may just break up paragraphs at any time - I think it makes it easer to read.
Maybe not, maybe I'm screwing up the format but I can edit the post later if it's
ugly.

Blog: (This is while doing work in the book NIIT - Windows 2000 Server)

Discussion is the group policies and what are there uses.

First, they are supplied at startup so there isn't worry about some manipulation.
It makes it easier to administer groups... well duh, but logical groups of users
and even domains. There are two types of policies: User and Computer.

Policies affect either a computer or a ADO (Active Directory Objects) like an OU or
even a forest (I assume). With computer policies you can organize settings for
each computer in your outfit. These settings are applied to everyone regardless
of the computer.

Since an ADO controls many things - one setup could to be to organize users
into an OU (group also?) and then edit there policy settings making those
changes for just that group.

The policies can be stored anywhere - site or PC. The first to be put into affect
are the computer - group policies. These are local and this is why the term computer
is used. Non-local policies which reside on domain controllers are applied, yet
only the computer's settings - ones which affect all users. The order of the
permissions or group policy settings are OU, Domain then Site policies.

Of course the same is applied again but this time with the user policies and
not the computer policies. As before, the local policies are applied first and
then the non-local permissions are applied following the same order in
the list. These policy settings are not applied until the user logs into the
computer.

As mentioned this makes it easier to not only control computer settings,
but you can change the user's configuration easily. Without this ability
you would have to set users right by hand. This is essentially the idea
(repeated) that helps with the ability for the internet to perform. By
letting a admin control a whole group - thousands of computers or users
at one time - we can allow for web servers, mail users, anything.

Even with Unix like operating systems the ability to group and edit
the configuration is essential to large scale operations and allows
for expandability. There isn't anything essentially different here. This
is needed for almost all operating systems of today even if the user
is never aware of who or what is making those settings.

Now reading: (Header:) Group Policy Objects

Local and non-local policies are stored as such. Either with Computer
or with User configurations there is an order of how they are applied.
This order is Software, Windows and Administrative templete settings.
Local policies are not above non-local policies as expected making it
even easier to force a user into a mode which he can not either
escape or tame. This makes remote admin, or trickle administration
easier because now our users get settings from the top.

Either you group users by the whole domain system with OU's
or then you get to domain level policies and then site polices
for users and computers. Computers first though!

The book orders this are things that can be set with GPO's
or Group Policy Objects. Software installation for example
is set for when computers start, users log in and when there
is a need for such an application. One example is with our
schools setup: when you want to zip a file the user must
"install" the software. This ability isn't limited however to
just installing software as it can also be "uninstalled".

Well, I'm going to suspend this.... I can't do it - please
search google for Windows 2000 Group Policy Settings
or Windows 2000 Group Policy Administration.