difference between domain controllers and group policy objects in GPMC


  • Hello,

    Am in confusion, someone can tel me the difference between

    1.Domain controllers>default domain controller policy  and

    2.Group policy object>default domain controller policy  

    In Group policy management console and also i would like know where to define these categories. I normally use second option.

    I have attached screenshot for your information.



    Thursday, February 26, 2015 7:23 AM


  • This first/upper item is a link to the GPO, the second/lower item is the actual GPO.

    (notice the link, has a shortcut arrow showing)

    by default, when you double-click on a link, a message will display which says "you have clicked on a link....." and the messagbox offers a checkbox for "do not display this message again..."

    Effectively they are equivalent to a shortcut-to-a-file vs. the actual file.

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    Thursday, February 26, 2015 7:35 AM