Group Policy Setting of the Week 39 – Always use custom logon background

This week setting of the week allows you to prefer a custom logon background image in Windows 7. This setting is called “Always use custom logon background” and can be found under Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > System > Logon. Microsoft brought back the option to easily customise the logon background in …

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Group Policy Setting of the Week 35 – Display information about previous logons during user logon

This weeks setting is one that has just been mentioned in the AD Blogs Friday mail sack and until today was a setting/feature of Windows Vista/7 that I didn’t know existed. This setting display information about previous logons during a user logon and is very similar to the last logon screen I see when logging …

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Group Policy Setting of the Week 28 – Maximum wait time for Group Policy scripts

This weeks Group Policy setting should be used in environments where you still use a logon script. While I implore you stop using logon scripts (see http://www.ihatelogonscripts.com ) they are still out there for a majority of customers and as such still need to be properly managed. This setting is called “Maximum wait time for …

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How to schedule a delayed start logon script with Group Policy

Logon Scripts!!! I hear you yelling at me about why I am doing a tutorial about logon scripts when Group Policy Preferences is supposed to allow me to stop using my logon scripts. Well in a utopian world there would be no logon scripts to maintain however there are still some situations that you might …

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