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Group Policy Center turns 1… Thanks

I am very happy to say that the Group Policy Center has now been running for over one year. The  growth in the past 12 months has been fantastic and I would like to thank everyone who has ever visited and/or commented on an article on this site. Below I have posted some interesting sites about this site for the…

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Congratulation Aaron Parker – MVP

Congratulation to Aaron Parker who has just been awarded a well deserved  MVP status in Application Virtualisation. If you have ever wanted to know more about Microsoft App-V and were looking for a good web site with lots of useful information then definitely check out his blog at http://blog.stealthpuppy.com .  This site is full of App-V recipes and tip and…

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Group Policy FAQ #1: What are the Group Policy Preferences Prerequisites?

Even though Group Policy Preference have been out for a number of years (since Windows Server 2008) it is still a relatively unknown feature of group policy. Therefore this is the first of a few articles I am going to be writing about some of the basic features of Group Policy Preferences. So to start off with I am going…

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Group Policy for Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0

Microsoft have now released Microsoft Security Essentials 2.0 to the web which has a number of new features over the previous version. Windows Firewall integration – During setup, Microsoft Security Essentials will now ask if you would like to turn the Windows Firewall on or off. Enhanced protection for web-based threats – Microsoft Security Essentials now integrates with Internet Explorer…

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Exclusive Offer: 20% All Books at Microsoft Press Shop and Woodslane Computer Book Centre

I am SUPER excited to be able to offer a 20% discount off all books at both the Microsoft Press Shop Australia and at Woodslane Computer Book Centre online book stores. To take advantage of this offer simply use the code GROUPPOLICYBIZ to get 20% off the total cost of you basket when you checkout. (Until 30 June 2011) What…

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Welcome… The Group Policy Center is a web site I have made to publish all the tip’s, tricks and how-to’s that I have learnt over years using Group Policy. I hope that you find this web site valuable for all your Group Policy needs. Feedback (good and bad), question’s and comments are most welcome on the site… For your convenience…

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Tip: How to ensure Organisation Unit are protected from accidental deletion

This is a simple tip that I want to share about the right way to Organisation Units  to ensure that you always have them protected from accidental deletion. Ever since Windows Server 2008/Vista there has been an option in ADUC called “Protect container from accidental deletion” (see image below).   The affect of ticking this check box was that the…

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How to show or hide Control Panel items in Windows 7 using Group Policy

One of the common lock down’s that administrator apply to Remote Desktop Services Servers (a.k.a. Terminal Services (a.k.a. Citrix)) is to remove all but the essential control panel items. Previous to Windows 7 you had to specify the .cpl (e.g. timedate.cpl) file name of the control panel item you wanted to show or hide however this has changed in Windows…

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