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February, 2009

  • GP Preferences Will Reduce Logon Scripts : Mapping Drives

    Too often, I ask if people are familiar with GP Preferences and get a blank stare. I will say this over and over again: GP Preferences will dramatically reduce your logon scripts GP Preferences has clean, easy-to-use reporting and UI Lots...
  • Group Policy Preferences: Deploy Printer Settings

    We received an email from Daniel today. He’s done a great blog post on how to use Group Policy Preferences to deploy printer settings to workstations. I'm sure Lilia is with me on this though: we can think of plenty more reasons than just one to use GP...
  • Starter GPO's : What are they?

    Starter GPO's were introduced in Windows Server 2008 as a download and return in Windows Server 2008 R2 in box + more comments in the report. Jakob H. Heidelberg, a Group Policy MVP, wrote this post on Starter GPO's. His blog features the same post...
  • Group Policy Cmdlets, Replication & the '-Server' Parameter

    Hello GP Junkies! My name is Bryan Garretson, and I want to let you know about an interesting way we were able to leverage the new PowerShell cmdlets available in Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows 7: to anticipate and test around replication delays in...
  • Upcoming Seminar: Derek Melber

    Derek Melber , a recently mentioned Group Policy MVP, will be giving several seminars this coming week. These seminars cover a bunch of topics, like troubleshooting, managing passwords, and controlling software installation with Group Policy. To check...
  • The Script Center: Group Policy scripting is the focus this week

    Head on over to the Script Center this week (February 9-12) where the Scripting Guys are focusing on Group Policy scripting! Topics: How Can I List All Group Policy Objects in a Domain? (Mon. - 2/9/09) How Can Get a List of All My Orphaned...
  • AGPM Planning and Operations Guides posted to the web

    I'm happy to announce that the AGPM Planning Guide is now live on our public site here . Between the overview , the planning guide and the operations guide , you should have the documentation you’ve asked us for to deploy and use AGPM. They contains information...