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Pop Quiz: Using GPMC To Move User Accounts

Applies to the "Planning for Server Deployment" objective of Exam 70-646: Windows Server 2008, Server Administrator.

Q: A company's administrator would like to move a user account between OUs after the user was assigned to a different company department. Using the GPMC, what option could the administrator use to determine any changes that might be applied to the user's account?

  1. Group Policy Objects
  2. Group Policy Modeling
  3. Group Policy Results
  4. Group Policy Preferences

Answer and explanation is below.

Answer is B: The Group Policy Modeling option can be used to determine any changes that might be applied to a user's account when moved between OUs.

Quick Tip: The command GPResult.exe /user TargetUserName should be used after using Group Policy Modeling to confirm any applied group policy settings.

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Bonus Question: Which tool in Windows Server 2008 R2 allows for installation of Roles, Services, and Features at the command line? (Tweet your answer with #pop646b and get a chance to win a rare MCPmag.com baseball cap! Deadline for entries is Monday, August 27.)

Answer to bonus question from last time: File Server Resource Manager is the tool within Windows Server 2008 R2 which unifies administration of disk quotas, file screening, and storage reports.

About the Author

Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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