If you are lucky to build a complete Active Directory infrastructure from scratch, then you know how much planning and consideration goes into the whole process. And it doesn’t just stop with delivering the environment. You have to also consider ongoing management of the environment.
That’s why you should consider using Starter Group Policy objects.
A Starter Group Policy object is just a blank, or clean slate if you will, Group Policy Object. The purpose of these objects is to allow an administrator to create and have a pre-configured group of settings that represent a baseline for any future policy that is to be created. These settings can then be copied into a more formalGroup Policy Object that is then applied to single or multiple organizational units (OU’s for short). Copying these starter objects preserves your baseline strategy and allows you to dynamically add or remove settings that shouldn’t be applied to future objects.
During one of my latest snips on How to Manage IIS Websites with PowerShell, I decided to create a PowerShell function to make it easier. This function wraps up everything I spoke about in that snip with some extra goodness as well. It’s a great function to use if you find yourself constantly creating IIS sites on a remote computer.
TechSnips started as a video-only platform and continues to grow every week. However, we realize that not everyone prefers to learn new material via screencasts. This is why we are introducing the paid blog post program. The paid blog post program is a feature of TechSnips that allows approved contributors to supplement their screencast submissions with a blog post and get paid for it!
Building a startup is a ton of work. When I first started, I thought I could do everything myself. Boy, was I wrong! Building a business from the ground up is like changing a light bulb. There is so much to do that I never even considered.
In this business, content is king. At TechSnips, we have to publish as many videos as possible as often as possible. Content is the most important part of our business. This is why I’ve decided to bring on someone to help.