Configure Group Policy Preferences

45 minutes
  • 3 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

In this hands-on lab, you will learn the steps needed to create and edit a Group Policy in a Windows Server.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create a New Policy Object

In this first objective, you will log onto the main-vm and create a new Group Policy Object (GPO) named Learning.

Edit a Group Policy Object — Editing Folders

For the second objective, you should create a new computer preference that will delete the C:Temp folder and all files in it if the computer name is main-vm, the folder exists, and the C: drive free disk space is less than 1 GB.

Edit a Group Policy Object — Editing Files

In the final objective, you should:

  1. Open Notepad and create a file named file.txt and save it to the desktop. Then, create a folder named Learning and save it to the desktop.
  2. Create a computer preference to create a file named itworked.txt in the Learning folder if a file.txt exists on the desktop.
  3. Verify the operation.
  4. Edit the GPO to instead delete the itworked.txt file if it exists in the Learning folder.
  5. Verify the operation.

Additional Resources


Welcome to Fiji! Our company, Sand, Sun and Oddly Networking, Inc., is a global chain of luxury hotels that specializes in tropical locations. Your CIO has been impressed by the progress your organization has made in implementing networks. Now, he would like to begin implementing more complex Group Policies. In this hands-on lab, you will take on the role of network engineer and learn the steps needed to create and edit a Group Policy.

If you get stuck, feel free to check out the lab objectives, lab guide, or the solution video. Good luck!

WARNING: Be Prepared for UI Changes

Given the fluid nature of Microsoft's cloud tools, you may experience user interface (UI) changes that were made following the development of this hands-on lab that do not match up with the lab instructions. When any such changes are brought to our attention, we will attempt to update the content accordingly; however, if changes occur, students will have to adapt to the changes and work through them in the hands-on lab as needed.

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