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Group Policy Hotfix for Defender Mitigation Options Error

Just a quick note that Microsoft has recently release a hot fix KB4338819 that fixes and issue with the Mitigation option. This is a Windows Defender setting that can be found under the Administrative Templates>Computers>System>Mitigation Options setting. The fix is described as: Addresses an issue that may cause the Mitigation Options Group Policy client-side extension to fail during GPO processing….

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More Microsoft Guidance on MS16-072

So Microsoft PFE team have just released a blog called “Who broke my user GPO?” which is rather ironically title as the answer was “Microsoft did”. But anyhow, this new post has a detail description of the problem and what can be done to fix the issues and what to do if you have AGPM deployed in your environment.. It…

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Vulnerability in Group Policy Fixed with MS15-011 & MS15-014

Today Microsoft published hotfix MS15-011 and MS15-014 that addressed a potential issues that could allow an man in the middle attack on computer. This vulnerability affected system that could be compromised by a man in the middle or what I like to call a “Coffee Shop Attack”. The summary is that by interfering with the traffic that is being sent…

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Hotfix: Internet Explorer Group Policy Preferences do not apply to Internet Explorer 9

If you have have been using the some what simple hack I mentioned to make Group Policy Preference work with Internet Explorer 9 you will be relieved to know that Microsoft have now fixed an official hotfix to make this work. You can get read the full Microsoft Kb article at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2530309 . However you should take special attention at…

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Hotfix: A mapped drive that has the non-persistent flag set is displayed as a disconnected drive

I have seen this issue be raised many many many many many many times on the Group Policy forums so I thought I would quick do a blog post about this new fix from Microsoft to make the “reconnect” flag work properly for drive mappings. The hotfix KB2551503 fixes “A mapped drive that has the non-persistent flag set is displayed as a…

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New Group Policy KB Articles

I mentioned last week a few new Group Policy related Knowledge base articles that were just released / updated. Well Scott Goad from one of my favourite blogs (Ask the Directory Service Team) just published a round up of all the Active Directory KB articles from 6th Feb to 19th Feb . So for your convenience I have extracted the…

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Updated: Group Policy Hotfix’s in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1

Microsoft today  announced (after what seems to be a very long time) they have RTM’d Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 and it will be released to the public on February 22nd. Update: Service Pack 1 is now available for download for TechNet and MSDN subscribers. Previously I had listed the hotfixes in the beta version…

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New Group Policy Hotfix’s

Microsoft have recently released a couple of hotfixes relating to Group Policy. As you are probably aware there are a number of Group Policy related hotfixes in Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 which is about to be released (on Feb 22nd 2011) however these two particular patches are listed as being required even for Service…

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