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TechNet Edge: Security Compliance Manager

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Using Group Policy to configure Desktop Wallpaper (“Background”)

Group Policy is of course one of the best ways you can lockdown and configure your windows systems in your environment and one of the most commonly configured setting in Group Policy is the ability to configured the Desktop Wallpaper (a.k.a. Background) image. Now most of you might just say is all you need to do is set the  group…

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9 reasons to install IE9 on your Servers

Microsoft have just released Internet Explorer 9 to the web and so Windows users around the world will now be truly able to enjoy the “Beauty of the Web”. While IE9’s hardware acceleration and new un-cluttered UI is really enjoyable for consumers this browser also has a number of new features that makes it very compelling to install on your…

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Internet Explorer 9 Group Policy Settings

Well the wait is over and Microsoft today released the final version of Internet Explorer 9 to the web at http://windows.microsoft.com/ie/ . Since the release of the IE9 Release Candidate there have been a few more Group Policy added (see Internet Explorer 9 (RC) Group Policy Settings) so below is an updated list of each IE9 Group Policy settings with…

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I has Facebook’s!!!

If you are one of those people who use Facebook more than you care to admit (you know who you are) I have now setup a Facebook community page as another way to follow the posts on this site. However don’t worry if you don’t like Facebook as the page is only a mirror of what is posted on this…

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Out Now: Microsoft Security Compliance Manager v2 CTP

If  you were waiting to get your hand on the CTP of Microsoft Security Compliance Manager v2 after I wet your appetite in my previous blog post.  I am happy to report that it is now avaialbe for download and the instructions to download i can be found at http://blogs.technet.com/b/secguide/archive/2011/03/10/scm-v2-ctp-available-to-download.aspx In case you did miss my previous post about the…

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Meet the Group Policy People

Last week Microsoft held its annual MVP Summit where it invites all the MVP’s in the world to their campus in Redmond to talk about… Stuff… This year 6 of the 10 Group Policy MVP’s in the world made it to the event where we meet up and talked about Group Policy and all sorts of other topics. Sorry to…

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Introducing Microsoft Security Compliance Manager v2

If you have anything to do with Group Policy and/or security in your organisation you have probably already taken a look at Microsoft Security Compliance Manager tool. This tool simply put is an repository of security templates with a lot of additional information that can be applied to organisation to maintain security of your system in accordance with recommend practices from…

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