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Changes to how the Start Menu is Managed using Group Policy

Matt Call from Microsoft has just blog the different with describes the impact of no longer being able to customise the Windows Start menu using the Default Users Profile. In case you did not know you could previously set a users start menu by baking the layout into the Windows OS image default users profile by using a CopyProfile process….

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Windows 10 1803 Group Policy and Security Baseline Template

The latest version of the Windows 10 1803 security templates have been released to the public. These are the new Microsoft recommend guidance for securing Windows in an organisation. These settings are normally tighter than the Out of the Box settings, but are normally acceptable in a workplace environment. Historically these used to be available via the Microsoft Security Management…

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Remote Server Admin Tools for Windows 10 1803

Microsoft has now release the production version of the Remote Server Admin Tools. These are of course the essential tools that for managing Group Policy (and many other server functions). As I always remind you it is imperative that you always have the latest version of GPMC as this is the most current version of the Group Policy tools. You…

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Remote Server Admin Tools (a.k.a RSAT) for Windows 10 v1803 Redstone 4

Microsoft has release a new version of the Windows 10 Remote Server Admin Tools for builds of Windows 10 17110 or higher. While it was normally practice for Microsoft to release a new RSAT version with every release of a Windows client OS in recent years they have been releasing these tools less frequently (see http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2017/04/microsoft-will-not-be-releasing-remote-server-admin-tools-rsat-for-windows-10-redstone-2/ ) While it does…

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Security Baseline Teamplate for Windows 10 v1803 Redstone 4 “Draft”

Microsoft has just release a draft version of the WIndows 10 1803 Security Baseline Template

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