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What’s up with GPOs in Windows Server 2012

First off… Merry Christmas (or seasons greeting)… Secondly sorry I have been slack with updating my web site lately but I have been really busy at work and since Christmas Day (which is also my birthday) I have been playing lots of FarCry 3 and Star Wars The Old Republic so…. sorry… But, If you are still locking for you…

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Group Policy Search Engine v1.1.4

If you are like me and are forever forgetting the name or exact locations of that Group Policy setting you know exist but just can’t remember you will be glad to know that the Group Policy Search Engine has now been updated. This web site allows you to quickly search for all of the Windows and Office group policy setting…

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CIAOPS Podcast–Episode 29 – Hear me talk about Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Group Policy…

I recently recorded an episode of on the CIAOPS Podcast where myself and Robert Crane talked about all thing Windows 8, Windows Server 2012 and Group Policy. Note: We recorded this podcast the night before Microsoft announced (see https://twitter.com/#!/BuildWindows8/status/194627936115101696 ) that Windows 8 Release Preview will be out in the first week of June, however our guesses of when the…

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How to use Group Policy to default Internet Explorer to desktop mode in Windows 8

In Windows 8 there are now two different versions of Internet Explorer 10 installed. One is a Metro looking version that does not support Brower add-ons to improved performance and reliability of the touch version of the browser. The other more traditional desktop version of Internet Explorer allows browser add-ons (x86 only) but its controls are not as touch friendly…

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The ultimate list of new Interesting Windows 8 Group Policy User Settings

This is part #2 of the list of Interesting Windows 8 Group Policy Setting I have found… this time I list all the User specific setting. This list is certainly not as long as the Computer setting list but there are some setting that are just as interesting. This setting is obviously for the privacy conscious that don’t what the…

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“Prohibit connection to non-domain networks when connected to domain authenticated network” is the MUST have Windows 8 Network Group Policy Setting

So this is definitely a policy setting that give IT admins something they have been asking for a long time. I also mentioned this feature in my What’s new in Windows 8 Part #2 post however in all my test I CANNOT get this setting to work. As far as I know the policy setting called “Prohibit connection to non-domain…

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The ultimate list of new Interesting Windows 8 Group Policy Computer Settings

As you know along with Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server 8 Beta has been released and of course I have taken a look at the list of new Group Policy setting that apply to Windows 8. From the list of new Windows 8 Consumer Previews settings I have selected some policy setting that talk about features that look…

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How to compare Group Policies Objects

If you have a lot of GPO’s in your environment then you know that the process of comparing GPO’s can be enormously time-consuming and difficult. Well fellow Group Policy MVP Darren Mar-Elia (a.k.a. GPOGUY) and CTO & Founder of SDM Software has just released a new version of the GPO Compare tool. This is a super cool tool allows you…

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