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New Group Policy Hotfix’s

The guys at the Ask the Directory Services Team blog have just published the list of latest Directory Services related hotfixes ( see http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2010/10/18/new-directory-services-content-10-10-10-16.aspx ). For your convenience I have put in a direct link and a short description for the two Group Policy related hotfixes. KB2379592 – "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error message…

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Internet Explorer 9 (Beta) Group Policy Settings

Microsoft has now released to the public (download it here) the newest version of Internet Explorer 9 Beta to the public. If you want to know more about the new features in IE9 then i recommend that you check out http://www.beautyoftheweb.com/ to see some of the fantastic stuff that this browser enables. If the new functionality alone is not enough…

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Group Policy Search

Here is another video from Lilia Gutnik (Program Manager with the Group Policy Team) on TechNet Edge about the search features in the Group Policy Management Console. If you have every lost a Group Policy Object or just made an edit and was not sure which GPO you were in then this video will show you how to use the…

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Hotfix: Wrong Date for Schedule Task in Windows Vista/2008

Microsoft have now released hotfix (KB980356) to resolve an issues with configuring a scheduled task described as “Incorrect start dates are displayed for the scheduled tasks that are deployed by Group Policy preferences in Windows Server 2008 or in Windows Vista”. This issues results a problem with the schedule task being configured to run on the wrong date (e.g. a…

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Watch my TechEd 2010 Australian Group Policy Preferences Session LIVE!

I just discovered that mine and Jeremy’s session will be broadcasted live as a free silverlight streamed session. You can register for the live session at TechEd Live. So even if you are not in the country please logon to see how awesome Group Policy Preferences can be in your organisation. You can also see what other session at TechEd…

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TechEd 2010–Australia / New Zealand

Group Policy Setting on the week will be taking a break for the next 2 weeks as I will be speaking at TechEd Australia and New Zealand. If you are lucky enough to be coming to either event then please come to my one or both of Group Policy sessions. Australia   Session When CLI303 – Unlock the Awesome Power…

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Group Policy Hotfix Round Up

In the July 29 to August 12th Hot-fix release for Windows 6/7 there have been a number of Group Policy related hotfixes released. As far as I can tell none of these hotfixes are listed as being in Windows 7 Service Pack 1 that is currently in beta (see The complete list of Group Policy Hotfix’s in Windows 7/2008 R2…

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Hotfix: IE 8 restores the search provider settings when the "Prevent Internet Explorer Search box from displaying" Group Policy setting is enabled

A new hotfix (KB2171141) is out from Microsoft that resolves an issues with the IE8 search provider when applying the “Prevent Internet Explore Search box from displaying” is enabled (see image below). This policy will remove remove the search box from Internet Explorer (see image below). But then when a user logs on to the computer for the first time…

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