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Thank You

For the first time Tuesday 09/06/2010 this web site it a mile store of over 1000 visitors in one day (WOOHOO!!!). The gain in popularity of this site from its begging’s only 6 months ago has been totally amazing. I would like to thank everyone who has visited this site and especially those who keep coming back. I hope that…

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Group Policy Setting of the Week 28 – Maximum wait time for Group Policy scripts

This weeks Group Policy setting should be used in environments where you still use a logon script. While I implore you stop using logon scripts (see http://www.ihatelogonscripts.com ) they are still out there for a majority of customers and as such still need to be properly managed. This setting is called “Maximum wait time for Group Policy scripts” but it…

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Updated: How to make Adobe Reader more secure using Group Policy

Update 2: Adobe has now published an official Group Policy Administrative template that has a pre-configured setting to disable Java Script. Check out my ne blog post How to configure Group Policy for Adobe Reader XI for instructions. Update: This article is a re-publish of a post I have previously posted. This time I have updated the “Configuring Automatic Update for…

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How to use Group Policy to turn off Backup Notification in the Windows 7 Action Center – The Easier Way

In this article I have will show you how to turn off the Backup Notification message in eh Windows 7 Action Center. I have previously blogged about how to do this using Group Policy Preferences here (How to use Group Policy to turn off the Backup Notification in the Windows 7 Actions Center) however since writing this post Microsoft has…

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Book Review: Group Policy – Fundamentals, Security and the Managed Desktop by Jeremy Moskowitz

I just got my hands on Jeremy Moskowitz (fellow Group Policy MVP) latest publication called “Group Policy – Fundamentals Security and the Managed Desktop” and as I found it to be a really great book for Group Policy I decided to do a review. This is an updated version of Jeremy previous Group Policy books that has been updated to…

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Group Policy Setting of the Week 27 – Turn off numerical sorting in Windows Explorer

In this weeks setting I look at a new Windows 7 setting that reverts the sort order of folders back to the old way it would sort files and folder the same as Windows 2000 (and earlier). This policy setting is called “Turn off numerical sorting in Windows Explorer and can be found under User Configuration > Policies > Administrative…

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How to apply a Group Policy Object to individual users or computer

Last week I showed you how to exclude an individual users from having a Group Policy Object (GPO) applied and this time I will show you how to properly apply a GPO to an individual user or computer. As I previously mentioned it is always best to use a security groups with GPO filtering even if you are only going…

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Group Policy Setting of the Week 26b – Do not allow Windows Messenger to be Run

(Wow… I have been doing this for 6 months now… how time flies… ) This weeks setting of the week is another old one however it is very important for any environment that is still running Windows XP SOE. The “Do not allow Windows Messenger to be run” will prevent any user from running Windows Messenger that comes out of…

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