Using Group Policy to configure Desktop Wallpaper (“Background”)

Group Policy is of course one of the best ways you can lockdown and configure your windows systems in your environment and one of the most commonly configured setting in Group Policy is the ability to configured the Desktop Wallpaper (a.k.a. Background) image. Now most of you might just say is all you need to …

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Group Policy for Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft have just announced they will allow small business with less that 10 seats to use Microsoft Security Essentials for free. But even having to configured 10 copies of Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE) can be a pain so below is a quick tutorial on how you can Group Policy Enable Microsoft Security Essentials. Update: Microsoft …

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Run As Radio (Podcast) – Listen to me talk about Group Policy Preferences

On my recent trip to New Zealand to speak a TechEd 2010 I managed to record a podcast with Richard Campbell for the RunAs Radio podcast. The conversation explores how group policy can now be used to map drives, printers and other features, leading to the virtual elimination of login scripts. If you would like …

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Internet Explorer 9 (Beta) Group Policy Settings

Microsoft has now released to the public (download it here) the newest version of Internet Explorer 9 Beta to the public. If you want to know more about the new features in IE9 then i recommend that you check out http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/ to see some of the fantastic stuff that this browser enables. If the new …

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TechEd 2010 NZ – Unlock the Awesome Power of Group Policy Preferences in your Environment

This is a video of my Group Policy Preferences session I presented in TechEd New Zealand… I had a really good time during this session and the feedback I got from the session was really positive. In this session I introduced Group Policy Preferences and showed a number of demo’s as to how it can …

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