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  • Blog Post: Re-post: Darren Mar-Elia's "Controlling Shares on Windows Systems"

    Darren Mar-Elia, aka GPOGuy, wrote a cool post about using Group Policy Preferences to remove unwanted network shares from your environment. Group Policy Preferences can do everything! If you've got Windows Server 2008 or above, you've already got GP Preferences at your disposal. Read on : http:/...
  • Blog Post: How long does this script / WMI Filter take?

    I was reading GP MVP Darren Mar-Elia’s forum about WMI Filters and discovered a sweet PowerShell trick from another awesome friend of the GP team, Thorbjörn Sjövold (CTO of Specops Software ) You can use the PowerShell cmdlet “measure-command” to measure the time it takes...
  • Blog Post: Migration Tables do not work with Group Policy Preferences

    We have had an issue raised to us about Migration Tables and GPP that we wanted to take a moment to clarify. What are Migration Tables you might ask? GPMC provides a mechanism for Importing and Exporting policies. This is especially useful for moving tested GPO's from one forest to another such as...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy Preferences Client-Side Extension Hotfix Rollup Released

    Quick note to let you all know that today we released a GPP update hotfix. We do plan to have this released to Windows Update also and the Download Center though for now you can get it from Microsoft Product Support . A quick note too - when you go to download the update it will say that theres a...
  • Blog Post: Managing Power with Group Policy Preferences: TechEd Online Video

    We've mentioned managing power a couple times here on the blog, including a brief introduction and a detailed step-by-step walk through by Alan Burchill (shows how to configure power options that consider Business Hours vs . Off Hours using Group Policy Preferences targeting). Here's a high level discussion...