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How to use Group Policy to default Internet Explorer to desktop mode in Windows 8

In Windows 8 there are now two different versions of Internet Explorer 10 installed. One is a Metro looking version that does not support Brower add-ons to improved performance and reliability of the touch version of the browser. The other more traditional desktop version of Internet Explorer allows browser add-ons (x86 only) but its controls are not as touch friendly…

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How to configure a “Primary Computer” (a.k.a. msDS-PrimaryComputer property) in Windows 8

As I mentioned in my previous blog post there is a new Group Policy setting called “Redirect folders on primary computers only”. As the descriptions says this ”policy setting is useful to improve logon performance and to increase security for user data on computers where the user might not want to download private data, such as on a meeting room…

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Introducing….

As you know Microsoft has recently had a new arrival with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview…. But I have also had a new arrival myself called Ellie Alana Burchill and was born 5/3/12 at a healthy 7 pound 13 ounces . So you will need to forgive me if I don’t post as often over the next few weeks as I might be a…

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The ultimate list of new Interesting Windows 8 Group Policy User Settings

This is part #2 of the list of Interesting Windows 8 Group Policy Setting I have found… this time I list all the User specific setting. This list is certainly not as long as the Computer setting list but there are some setting that are just as interesting. This setting is obviously for the privacy conscious that don’t what the…

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“Prohibit connection to non-domain networks when connected to domain authenticated network” is the MUST have Windows 8 Network Group Policy Setting

So this is definitely a policy setting that give IT admins something they have been asking for a long time. I also mentioned this feature in my What’s new in Windows 8 Part #2 post however in all my test I CANNOT get this setting to work. As far as I know the policy setting called “Prohibit connection to non-domain…

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The ultimate list of new Interesting Windows 8 Group Policy Computer Settings

As you know along with Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server 8 Beta has been released and of course I have taken a look at the list of new Group Policy setting that apply to Windows 8. From the list of new Windows 8 Consumer Previews settings I have selected some policy setting that talk about features that look…

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The must NOT have Windows 8 Start Menu Group Policy Setting

So unless you have been under a rock for the past 24 hours then you would have missed the public release of Windows 8 Consumer Preview and Windows Server 8 Beta. I have only been running less than 24 hours and I am finding heaps of new exciting Group Policy settings that I will blog about soon but one really…

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How to use Group Policy to configured INI files

INI Files are one of those things that most administrators probably still need to mange in your environment due to one of those (crapy) apps that still not made the jump to registry keys. This is were there INI feature of Group Policy Preferences can be a great help in managing these files. What is really great about this option…

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