Hotfix: Group Policy Preference Hotfix Rollup (Vista / 2008)

A new Windows Vista / 2008 Group Policy Preference client side extension hotfix rollup has been released. Below I have listed the details of the hotfix including a complete list of all issues it resolved. KB977983 – Group Policy preferences client-side extension hotfix rollup for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 New Issues Resolved You …

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Hotfix: Wrong Date for Schedule Task in Windows Vista/2008

Microsoft have now released hotfix (KB980356) to resolve an issues with configuring a scheduled task described as “Incorrect start dates are displayed for the scheduled tasks that are deployed by Group Policy preferences in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista”. This issues results a problem with the schedule task being configured to run on …

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Group Policy Hotfix Round Up

In the July 29 to August 12th Hot-fix release for Windows 6/7 there have been a number of Group Policy related hotfixes released. As far as I can tell none of these hotfixes are listed as being in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 that is currently in beta (see The complete list of Group Policy …

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Book Review: Least Privilege Security for Windows 7,Vista and XP

I was recently approached to do a book review on “Least Privilege Security for Windows 7,Vista and XP by Russell Smith” published by Packt Publishing. This book is a comprehensive guide at showing how to configure your Windows environment so that your users can operate without administrator permissions. While most administrators realise that giving administrators …

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Group Policy Hotfix Round Up – 22/4/2010 to 28/4/2010

Just a single new hot fix has come out this week that affects group policy… 981704 The file name of an ADM file is displayed incorrectly in the GPMC report in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008 This hotfix resolves a problem with a GPO report in the Group Policy Management Console showing as …

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