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How to block installing SharePoint Server 2010 using Group Policy

SharePoint 2010 is quickly being coming a very popular web platforms for many organisation for collaborating and sharing information. In some cases it is almost to popular in some medium to large organisation with many SharePoint server farms popping up all over the place as each department or business unit see’s a need. As a quote from a Microsoft article…

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How to configuring IE Site Zone mapping using group policy without locking out the user

If you saw my tweet or Darren Mar-Elia blog post you may be glad to know that the legacy Internet Explorer Maintenance section of group policy has now been removed in Windows 8. Unfortunately this means that you can now longer natively configured the IE Site to Zone mapping using native group policy setting without still allowing the user to…

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How to “Set users home folder” via group policy in Windows 8

If your company is like most organisation i have come across you all users to have a home drive (typically H: ) that is give to the users that allows them to store private information that only they have access. Ever since the days of at least NT4 (or possibly earlier) administrators have had the option to configure their users…

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TechEd 2012 USA: Group Policy Reporting and Analysis with Windows PowerShell

This is another session from TechEd 2012 USA where Powershell tech legends Jeffery Hicks and MVP Jeremy Moskowitz. In this session they talk about all the challenges with managing lots of Group Policy object in your organisation and how you can troubleshoot using Powershell and other tools.

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TechEd 2012 USA: Best Practices for Designing and Consolidation Group Policy for Performance and Security (a.k.a Don’t blame Group Policy)

 In case you did not know TechEd 2012 USA was on last week. You can now start to view the session that were presented at the event at http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2012 however I will be posting the Group Policy specific session on this site over the next few days. This first session is by fellow Group Policy MVP Darren Mar-Elia and has…

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Windows RT Group Policy Support?

I honestly have no idea, probably not, still it is interesting that the “Supported on:” section of any Windows 8 group policy settings does list “Windows RT”. Hopefully more information will come out about enterprise support for Windows RT after the  BIG SECRET Microsoft Tablet launch event that is going to be held this Monday (USA time). See http://allthingsd.com/20120614/microsoft-taking-direct-aim-at-the-ipad-but-questions-loom-large/

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Windows Server 2012 – Would you like to know more?

Microsoft Press has just released an ebook called “Introducing Windows Server 2012” available for free download. While this book is based on the beta version of the OS it is still a great resource as the serve version of the OS has not changed that much. Table of Contents Chapter 1 The business need for Windows Server 2012 The rationale…

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Out Now: Release Preview of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012

Microsoft has just released / announced the availability of the “Release Preview” (a.k.a Release Candidate) of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. But they have also released the “Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 8 Release Preview” which allows you to install all essential admin tools needed to manage Group Policy in your environment. I am still downloading and install…

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