Updated – MS16-072 may break your User Group Policies “by-design”

This is a PSA for all Group Policy administrator about MS16-072 that was release yesterday. This patch fixed a man in the middle attack using Group Policy Update however it appears that it has also changed the behavior that Group Policy is applied. If you have a security filtered group policy that are applied to …

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Vulnerability in Group Policy Fixed with MS15-011 & MS15-014

Today Microsoft published hotfix MS15-011 and MS15-014 that addressed a potential issues that could allow an man in the middle attack on computer. This vulnerability affected system that could be compromised by a man in the middle or what I like to call a “Coffee Shop Attack”. The summary is that by interfering with the …

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Disappearing Folder Redirection Issues with Windows 7

Thanks to a tip off from fellow MVP Darren Mar-Elia about fairly common issues with Folder Redirection in Windows 7. In short there is a pretty significant issue in Folder Redirection if configured incorrectly that could result in a loss of data for users. There is a mitigation of this issues however this is broken …

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Hotfix: Internet Explorer Group Policy Preferences do not apply to Internet Explorer 9

If you have have been using the some what simple hack I mentioned to make Group Policy Preference work with Internet Explorer 9 you will be relieved to know that Microsoft have now fixed an official hotfix to make this work. You can get read the full Microsoft Kb article at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2530309 . However you …

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Group Policy Hotfix Round Up

Microsoft have just released another two a few more Group Policy related hotfixes’. Below is the description of each issue that it resolves and link to the related KB Article. GetGPOList function does not return all GPOs in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 Consider the following scenario: You have a computer that …

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