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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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How to use Group Policy to change the Drive Letters position in Windows Explorer

I just read an article that showed you how to set this really cool registry key that allows you to change how the drive letter is displayed in Windows Explorer. As this hack is only a registry key I thought I would do a quick how to deploy this this feature using Group Policy Preferences Registry Extension. Below is an…

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How to enable Group Policy Preferences support for IE9

I have previously talked about the new  Group Policy for IE9 ,however I mention that one of the issues was that there is currently no “official” support of Group Policy Preferences… Unfortunately there is still no “official” support but it is now possible if you do some really easy XML editing… Mark Heitbrink (fellow Group Policy MVP) has published an…

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