IP Address Range filter for Item Level Targeting is broken in Windows 8

I have just come across an issue with the Group Policy Item Level Targeting feature in Windows 8 with relation to the IP Address Range filter option. Namely that computers in an IP Address range are evaluations are not passed even though they are within the IP Address rangeā€¦ Update: This is a confirmed bug …

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TechEd 2012 Video: How to Get Rid of Your Logon Scripts the Easy And Free Way

The second recording of my three session I presented at TechEd NZ 2012 has now been published on the Channel 9 web site (Microsoft, not Australia TV). Essentially this is my Group Policy Preferences session and is one I have done many times before. Certainly this was my highest rated session at about position #30 …

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How to use Group Policy to configured INI files

INI Files are one of those things that most administrators probably still need to mange in your environment due to one of those (crapy) apps that still not made the jump to registry keys. This is were there INI feature of Group Policy Preferences can be a great help in managing these files. What is …

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Hotfix: Internet Explorer Group Policy Preferences do not apply to Internet Explorer 9

If you have have been using the some what simple hack I mentioned to make Group Policy Preference work with Internet Explorer 9 you will be relieved to know that Microsoft have now fixed an official hotfix to make this work. You can get read the full Microsoft Kb article at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2530309 . However you …

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Screencast: How to use Group Policy Preferences to setup up Shortcuts

In this screencast I show you how to use the Group Policy Preferences Shortcuts Extension to deploy shortcuts to a users desktop. This video also demonstrates how you can configure the shortcut to only apply once for the users and how you can configure them to automatically be cleaned up when no longer required.