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Videos: Jeremy Moskowitz on TechNet Live

TechNet Live (Netherlands) have just released some videos of a presentation done by fellow Group Policy MVP Jeremy Moskowitz. Both these videos are a great watch and Jeremy’s style is as always very entertaining… The first video “Troubleshooting Group Policy” is the much better version of the session I presented at the last minute at TechEd NZ 2010 (see here…

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Screencast: How to use Group Policy Preferences to setup up Shortcuts

In this screencast I show you how to use the Group Policy Preferences Shortcuts Extension to deploy shortcuts to a users desktop. This video also demonstrates how you can configure the shortcut to only apply once for the users and how you can configure them to automatically be cleaned up when no longer required.

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TechNet: Group Policy for Beginners

Having used Group Policy almost every working day of my life it is easy to forget that sometime the basic stuff is still a challenge to get your head around. Therefore Microsoft has just released a document (and web page) that is an excellent primer for anyone just starting to use Group Policy. See links below. Introduces Group Policy, provides…

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New Look: Here Now

In case you have not noticed this web site has now got a new look. The new theme is a lot cleaner (inspired by Metro) and the menus are a little more touch friendly. If you do find any quirks or issues with the site please feel free to send me a message You also might notice that  you get…

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Silverlight 5 Group Policy

Microsoft have just released the Silverlight 5 beta during the MIX 2011 summit in Las Vegas and one of the new features is Group Policy support. However this “Group Policy” support at the moment is more like a suggested way of configuration the program. What this really is that you can now control the running on Signed/Trusted Elevated applications from…

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How to deploy Software using Group Policy

Originally this was just going to be a post showing you how to deploy the Windows InTune client to a computer using Group Policy however it turned out I think this article would be best suited to show you how to use some advanced techniques to deploy software via Group Policy. So even if you don’t want to specifically  deploy…

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Out Now: RSAT for Windows 7 Service Pack 1

If you edit Group Policy on you local computer you will be glad to hear that Microsoft has just released the Remove Server Admin Tools update for Windows 7 Service Pack 1 which has an updated version of GPMC. This resolves the "The update does not apply to your system” error message if you had re-installed Windows 7 and loaded…

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How to use Group Policy to configure Windows 7 Logon UI Background Wallpaper

Since I posted my Best Practice: Using Group Policy to configure Desktop Wallpaper (“Background”) a few of you have asked for me to do a post showing how to configure the Windows 7 Logon UI Background wallpaper. So below I have outlined the steps (with tips) showing you how to deploy and enabled a Logon UI background wallpaper to your…

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