Remote Server Admin Tools for Windows 10

Microsoft has just released the Windows 10 version of the Remote Server Admin Tools. This is an addon to Windows 10 that gives you all the remote management MMC tools that are required to manager you Windows servers remotely. It should be noted that it is always good practice to run the latest version of …

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Remote Server Admin Tools for Windows 8.1

With yet another release of Windows (seems like it was only last year… errr… wait), Microsoft has also released a new version of the remote server admin tools (a.k.a. RSAT). RSAT allow you to install the tools needed to manage your servers from a Windows 8.1 computer. You might not think you need the RSAT …

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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 …

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Group Policy FAQ #1: What are the Group Policy Preferences Prerequisites?

Even though Group Policy Preference have been out for a number of years (since Windows Server 2008) it is still a relatively unknown feature of group policy. Therefore this is the first of a few articles I am going to be writing about some of the basic features of Group Policy Preferences. So to start …

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Tip: How to ensure Organisation Unit are protected from accidental deletion

This is a simple tip that I want to share about the right way to Organisation Units  to ensure that you always have them protected from accidental deletion. Ever since Windows Server 2008/Vista there has been an option in ADUC called “Protect container from accidental deletion” (see image below).   The affect of ticking this …

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