1.3 Overview

The Group Policy: Core Protocol is a client/server protocol that allows Group Policy clients to discover and retrieve policy settings that administrators of a domain create. Policy settings are administrative directives that administrators make regarding the behavior of the clients. For example, an administrator might want to configure every computer in a certain group of computers to open a specific port in their firewall. That administrator can use Group Policy to state that directive, and it will eventually be communicated to the clients through the Group Policy: Core Protocol.