Chris Henley is a fun and energetic representative of Microsoft. He works on the Developer Platform Evangelist team at Microsoft as an IT Professional Evangelist in the western region and is the co-author of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Administration Instant Reference from Sybex press. Chris is a regular speaker and presenter at user groups, Technet events, and major conferences around the US.
He has extensive experience in the world of computer networks. He is passionate about the way that technology helps people. He has an entertaining and insightful style of communicating technical information and of making difficult concepts easy to understand. He is an expert in server architecture and network design. He loves to push the envelope of what we think about computers, and what software can do. Chris spends his spare time playing XBOX360 with his wife and kids, fly fishing, camping, hiking, and searching for the best chocolate cake on planet earth.
Since the release of Windows Server 2008 I have been focused on showing IT administrators how some of the changes to Windows Server can really make their lives better. One key area of change is in the world of Group Policy Preferences.
Group Policy preferences make it possible for me to set computer or user based settings that I used to use startup, shutdown, logon, or logoff scripts to configure. Today group policy preferences allow me to make those changes without necessarily knowing how to script them. I recorded a demonstration on how the preferences can be used. You can view it below.
Here is a list of resources that you should view to really get the low down on group policy preferences and their operation.
Group Policy Preferences White Paper
Group Policy Preferences Getting Started Guide
Intro To Group Policy Preferences from Microsoft Help