Posted in Tutorials

How to configure Group Policy for Adobe Reader XI

The next version Adobe has just released the latest version Acrobat Reader XI. One of the new features of this version is that it now has official group policy support with the release of administrator templates. Update: As you are about to read the Group Policy support for now is some what limited and is not a true group policy…

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Adobe announces Group Policy support for Adobe Reader XI

If you have used Adobe Reader in your organisation you are probably controlling it some what using group policy preferences as I blogged here or via a third party software tools such as PolicPak.  Thankfully Adobe has just announced that the new version of Adobe Reader XI will have Group Policy Template support as well as support for App-V and Citrix XenApp. GPO…

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Posted in Tip

Group Policy Search Engine v1.1.4

If you are like me and are forever forgetting the name or exact locations of that Group Policy setting you know exist but just can’t remember you will be glad to know that the Group Policy Search Engine has now been updated. This web site allows you to quickly search for all of the Windows and Office group policy setting…

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Out Now: Windows 8 and 2012 Group Policy Reference Spread sheet

The complete reference guild to all the new Windows 8 group policy setting has now been published. A quick search through this spread sheet show there are 175 new administrative settings (27 user and 138 computer) and 4 security settings specific to Windows 8 and 2012. This spread sheet also has a few new columns with more information on each…

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Posted in TechEd Video

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 out of 180 session for…

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Remote Server Admin Tools (RSAT) for Windows 8 are out NOW!!!

If you downloaded and installed Windows Server 2012 last week and your are also running the Windows 8 RTM you may have realised that the Remote Server Administrator Tools for Windows 8 RTM were not released yet. The RSAT tools are of course the all the admin tools you require to manage you Windows Server 2012 features remotely therefore having…

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Posted in Podcast

Episode 87: NZ Tech Podcast with Paul Thurrott and Alan Burchill (ME)

You can now check out the NZ Tech Podcast I recorded with Paul Spain as I mentioned in my previous post about my trip to New Zealand. I am also super excited to see that this has been combined with the recording that Paul Spain also did with Paul Thurrott. So listen to the recording below (HTML5 only) or click…

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TechEd 2012 Video: How to use Group Policy to Maximum Benefit in your Organisation

The following video is a recording of my second Group Policy session I presented during the TechEd NZ 2012. Feel free to check it out below… Want to get more out of your Group Policy in your organisation? See how you can unlock the power of Group Policy in your organisation and reduce administrative overhead. This session will give you…

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