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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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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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Installing IE9 on Windows 7 Service Pack 1 doesn’t require a reboot

Update: Now that I have installed the final version of IE9 on 6 computers 2 of them needed to rebook so it would seem that it may or may not require a reboot. This seems to be dependent on what application you are running at the time. Therefore it would still be prudent to plan for a reboot but not…

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Updated: Internet Explorer 9 (RC) Group Policy Settings

Microsoft today released the Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate to the public for testing at http://ie.microsoft.com/testdrive/ . This new browser is the cleanest, fastest, most secure, standards compliant browser that Microsoft (and anyone else) has ever released. If you have using IE9 in your organisation (and you probably are) they you need to take a serious look a upgrading to…

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Group Policy Hotfix Alert – KB2300754

Microsoft have just released a new Group Policy related hotfix that resolves a memory leak with Group Policy Preferences in Windows Server 2008. KB2300745 – A memory leak occurs in Svchost.exe when you apply or update Group Policy preference settings in Windows Server 2008

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New: Group Policy Hotfix

A new post on the Ask the Directory Service Team blog has just announced a new hotfix that addresses an Access Denied issue when using Group Policy Preferences to schedule a task. KB2447414 – User GPP Scheduled Task item fails to apply and logs event id: 4098 with 0x80070005 "Access is denied."

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Hotfix: Group Policy Preference Hotfix Rollup (Vista / 2008)

A new Windows Vista / 2008 Group Policy Preference client side extension hotfix rollup has been released. Below I have listed the details of the hotfix including a complete list of all issues it resolved. KB977983 – Group Policy preferences client-side extension hotfix rollup for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 New Issues Resolved You cannot create a GPP folder…

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