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Updated: Group Policy Hotfix’s in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1

Microsoft today  announced (after what seems to be a very long time) they have RTM’d Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 and it will be released to the public on February 22nd. Update: Service Pack 1 is now available for download for TechNet and MSDN subscribers. Previously I had listed the hotfixes in the beta version…

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Updated: Internet Explorer 9 (RC) Group Policy Settings

Microsoft today released the Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate to the public for testing at http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/ . This new browser is the cleanest, fastest, most secure, standards compliant browser that Microsoft (and anyone else) has ever released. If you have using IE9 in your organisation (and you probably are) they you need to take a serious look a upgrading to…

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New Group Policy Hotfix’s

Microsoft have recently released a couple of hotfixes relating to Group Policy. As you are probably aware there are a number of Group Policy related hotfixes in Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 which is about to be released (on Feb 22nd 2011) however these two particular patches are listed as being required even for Service…

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TechNet Video: Configuring Fine-Grained Password Policies using PowerShell

Fine Grained Password Polices (FGPP) allow IT administrator to apply password and account lockout policies to different users or groups of users in you domain. The major pain about FGPP is that you cant just  use Group Policy to use them instead you have to use ADSIEDIT to make the changes… Major PITA. But lucky some of the pain about…

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TechNet: AGPM Production GPO’s

I have posted about the Advanced Group Policy Management (aka AGPM) server tool previously explaining how to install it and use in in your environment to safely modify your Group Policies Object However Ned Pyle from Microsoft has done a post that goes into great detail what happen behind the scenes when you “Control” or makes changes to existing uncontrolled…

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Group Policy FAQ #2: How do you map a printer using Group Policy Preferences?

In this second of what I am sure are many FAQ posts, I am going to show you how you can use Group Policy Preferences to map printers in your organisation to help you do away with mapping printers via logon scrips. Firstly this is only a brief introduction to printer mappings. If you want a more advanced tutorial on…

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Group Policy Center turns 1… Thanks

I am very happy to say that the Group Policy Center has now been running for over one year. The  growth in the past 12 months has been fantastic and I would like to thank everyone who has ever visited and/or commented on an article on this site. Below I have posted some interesting sites about this site for the…

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Congratulation Aaron Parker – MVP

Congratulation to Aaron Parker who has just been awarded a well deserved  MVP status in Application Virtualisation. If you have ever wanted to know more about Microsoft App-V and were looking for a good web site with lots of useful information then definitely check out his blog at http://blog.stealthpuppy.com .  This site is full of App-V recipes and tip and…

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