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Secure Administrative Workstations

Hi All. This Jerry Devore a Midwest PFE back after a long hiatus from blogging. If you thumb through the owner’s manual of your car you will find a maintenance schedule section.  There you can see how often the manufacture suggests you should change your engine oil, flush your radiator fluid and replace various filters. … Read more from Ask Premier…

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Office 2016 Administration Templates and Conversion Tool

In case you missed it the Office 2016 ADMX templates are no longer part of the Office Resource Kit like previous version. You can download the ADMX files here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49030 Also, if you have a bunch of Office 2013 GPO setting you want to copy across to Office 2016 policy you can also there is a PowerShell script on GitHub…

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Windows Update for Business Group Policy Setting

Microsoft has now release the new ADMX pack for Windows 10 1511 (Threshold 2). What is notable about this release is that is has the Group Policy setting “Defer Upgrade and Updates” which is the policy that enabled the Windows Update for Business feature.             This policy setting can be found under the “Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative…

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Azure Active Directory Group Policy

Today Microsoft announced Azure AD Domain Services Preview that allows Azure IaaS system to be joined to a cloud (Azure) based Active Directory. This feature also enables you to sync your on premise AD with the cloud so that users can logon to both on premise and in cloud with the same set of synchronised credentials. Conceptual, think of this…

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Remote Server Admin Tools for Windows 10

Microsoft has just released the Windows 10 version of the Remote Server Admin Tools. This is an addon to Windows 10 that gives you all the remote management MMC tools that are required to manager you Windows servers remotely. It should be noted that it is always good practice to run the latest version of any Remote Management Tools, however…

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Windows 10 Administrative Templates

Microsoft has now release the Windows 10 Administrative templates. These are similar to the files in the Policy Definitions folder under the Windows directory. However Microsoft also releases the templates as a separate download so you can install the new policy setting without having to first install Windows 10. These administrative templates also contain 10 additional ADMX files that are…

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Windows 10 Group Policy Settings Spreadsheet

Microsoft has now release to the world Windows 10, and if you are running one of the 14 million devices  that now have Windows 10 installed you might be wondering what new features there are for businesses. So, to help answer that question Microsoft has released the latest Windows 10 Group Policy settings spreadsheet that list all the Group Policy settings….

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Edge Group Policy Settings

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft has now also released their new web browser call Edge. This browser will be installed side Internet Explore by default on most installs of Windows 10. This is essentially a new browser that has been mostly re-built from the ground up for improved security, performance and HTML compatibility. But unlike its distant cousin browser ( IE ) that…

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