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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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How to fix SearchOCS.ADMX Error after upgrade to Windows 1803 ADMX files

With the recent release of the Windows 10 1803 Microsoft also released a new version of the ADMX/ADML files that corresponds to the new Group Polices with the OS (see https://www.grouppolicy.biz/2018/05/administrative-template-for-windows-10-1803/ ) . Normally upgrading these policy files are as simple overwriting them into your “PolicyDefinitions” folder in your SYSVOL. However the SearchOCR.ADMX file that is not part of the…

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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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Group Policy Resources for Windows 10 build 1709

Windows 10 a.k.a. Redstone 3, a.k.a. 1709 a.k.a. Fall Creators Update has now been released to the public for download. If you would like to get a copy of the new version early to start testing you can download the PRO version using the Windows 10 ISO/USB download tool at https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10 . Alternatively, you can download the images from your…

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Windows 10 on ARM Group Policy Support

Microsoft has release a video on Channel 9 called Windows 10 on ARM which mostly answers the question, does Windows 10 on ARM support Group Policy. This is of course an important question as the earlier version of Windows that ran on an ARM processor was Windows RT and it only have very limited local group policy support (see How…

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Managing ADMX and ADML files for Windows 10

How to manage missing Group Policy settings with the new ADMX/ADML files from Microsoft.

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