TechEd: Windows 8.1, getting better with Group Policy and Work Folders

My TechEd New Zealand session about Group Policy and Work Folders is now available for viewing. This session shos a combination of what is new with Group Policy in Windows 8.1. It also is ha a shorter version of my other work folders sessions I presented at TechEd Australia the week before (see Windows 8.1 …

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Windows 8.1 Group Policy Update Performance Changes

One of the new improvements in Windows 8.1 is called Group Policy Caching (see Group Policy Caching in Windows 8.1) that makes drastic performance improvements when users are operating over high latency network links. However as with everything there is always a catch…. I have discovered in my testing of this new feature that running …

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Group Policy Caching in Windows 8.1

Another new feature of Group Policy in Windows 8.1 is the ability for it to now cache Group Policy to improve performance when processing synchronous policy settings. Now before you say Windows 8 already starts REALLY FAST how can this make it any faster, this caching only really kicks in some very specific fringe cases. …

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