Using site-linked GPOs

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 7 July 2009 / Last Updated on 6 March 2009]

Group Policy Objects can be linked to domains, OUs and sites, but when might you want link a GPO to a site?

Since Active Directory sites are defined by networking settings (subnets), you will generally only want to use site-linked GPOs to configure network-related policy settings for computers at the site.

Some examples of policy settings that might be configured in a site-linked GPO include:


  • Wireless networking policies
  • Public-key security policies
  • Internet Explorer proxy server configuration policies

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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