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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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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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