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Using Firefox in the Enterprise? Really! Have you heard of IE?

There has been a lot of talk in the news recently around how Mozilla have changed support gears are are now releasing a new browser version every few month. The affect of this is that a lot of enterprise customers (such as IBM) using Firefox aren’t even finished testing before the next version is released. While corporate customers using Firefox…

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Group Policy Hotfix Round Up

Microsoft have just released another two a few more Group Policy related hotfixes’. Below is the description of each issue that it resolves and link to the related KB Article. GetGPOList function does not return all GPOs in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2 Consider the following scenario: You have a computer that is running Windows 7 or…

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Hotfix: Roaming profile users experience slow logons on Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 client computers

Microsoft has just released a new hotfix to address an issue with slow logon performance when you use AppData folder redirection. Consider the following scenario in a network environment: You configure users to use roaming profiles to log on to a client computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. You redirect the %AppData%\Roaming folder to a…

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Windows 8 Preview

In case you missed it Steven Sinofsky has just shown a preview of Windows 8 UI at the All Things D conference. I have posted a few screenshots and the official Microsoft video below to wet your appetite… Sorry I have no news on what new with Group Policy, yet… Lock Screen Start Screen Check out the full video below:

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Out Now: IEAK for IE9

The Internet Explorer Administration Kit for IE9 has just been released to the public. One of the cool things that this tool can do is make a silent MSI for installing IE9 which is very handy if you are going to deploy it via Group Policy. For Instructions for deploying software via Group Policy see Best Practice: How to deploy…

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How to enable IE Quirks Mode with Group Policy

If you are looking at moving to Windows 7 or you are looking upgrading IE6 in your organisation you have probably discovered that a lot of your intranet web sites don’t work properly. Well apparently  80% of IE app compatibility issues are cause by website that do not have the <!DOCTYPE> header as the with IE8 (See below). This problem…

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Get-GPOBackup

Jeffery Hicks (PowerShell MVP) has just recently written a power shell command call Get-GPOBackup to address and issues with managing GPO backups. The GroupPolicy module from Microsoft offers a great deal of functionality from a command line. In terms of regular maintenance or administration it is pretty hard to beat, especially if you have 100s or 1000s of GPOs. When…

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TechEd Video: Optimizing Group Policy in Virtual Desktop (VDI) Environments

Speaker: Darren Mar-Elia Source: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2011/WCL309

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