How to enable boot to desktop group policy for Windows 8

So long ago I blogged/ranted about how the Group Policy setting “Do not show the Start Menu when the user logs in” was explicitly disabled in Windows 8 (see  The must NOT have Windows 8 Start Menu Group Policy Setting). But I have since found a way that you can actually implement this feature (all …

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Windows 8 and Internet Explorer 10 Administrative Templates

Microsoft has recently released some new Administrative Templates that allow you to configure their newest software on down level Operating Systems. The Internet Explore 10 ADM files are useful if you want to edit Internet Explorer Administrative Settings from a computer that is still running Windows XP or Server 2003. Don’t be confused however as …

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How to enable and configure Group Policy setting in Windows RT

Along with the recent release of Windows 8 Microsoft also released Windows RT which is pretty much Windows 8 designed to operate on ARM based processors. For consumers the most obvious difference of this OS is the lack of ability to run legacy software. In enterprises however the biggest missing feature is that this OS …

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How to use Group Policy to change the Default Lock Screen image in Windows 8

Microsoft recently release the November 2012 Cumulative Update for Windows 8/2012 that enables you to configure the default lock screen image for Windows 8 (See quote below). Enable enterprise customers to customize the default lock screen. You may have thought that this image was customisable by the users in the control panel already however this …

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TechEd 2012 Video: What’s New With Group Policy in Windows 8

Finally!!! Microsoft have uploaded the video of the last of three sessions I presented this year for TechEd New Zealand. In this session I talk about and demo some of the new features of Group Policy in Windows 8. I did have some technical demo issues along the way however this session was still had …

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