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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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How to compare Group Policies Objects

If you have a lot of GPO’s in your environment then you know that the process of comparing GPO’s can be enormously time-consuming and difficult. Well fellow Group Policy MVP Darren Mar-Elia (a.k.a. GPOGUY) and CTO & Founder of SDM Software has just released a new version of the GPO Compare tool. This is a super cool tool allows you…

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Video: All about Advanced Group Policy Management (a.k.a. AGPM)

A video by fellow MVP Kurt Roggen  has just been released on TechNet Edge about the Advanced Group Policy Management tool. I have posted a few article about AGPM before (starting here) but this video is a great primer for the product talking about what it does, how to install it and how to use the product. Source http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/Video/hh706152

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