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  • Blog Post: How do I migrate PolicyMaker Items to Group Policy Preference Items?

    PolicyMaker customers have been waiting for an easy way to migrate their PolicyMaker settings over to Group Policy Preference settings. The solution is finally here!! We have developed a commandline tool that you can run against your environment to find all of your PolicyMaker settings and convert them...
  • Blog Post: PolicyMaker Preferences Migration tool

    To keep you in the loop, many of you have asked whether we intend to provide support for PolicyMaker Preferences and migrate to Windows Server 2008's Group Policy Preferences. I can confirm we are currently testing a tool that will be able to perform this migration. We are pleased with the quality...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy Preferences Not Applying on Some Clients: Client-Side Extension, XMLLite

    Group Policy Preferences quick tip: To ensure that preferences are applied to clients, make sure that clients have the CSEs and XMLLite installed If you’re like us, you’re seriously excited about Group Policy Preferences. You’re excited because you can’t wait to save yourself scripting time, and to...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows Vista SP1

    Now available, Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) is the collection of Windows Server management tools provided to enable IT professionals to manage their Windows Server infrastructure from their computers running Windows Vista with Service Pack 1. RSAT is available as a separate download rather...
  • Blog Post: 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 of things get accomplished in scripts (mapped drives...
  • Blog Post: Manage your existing Windows systems with Group Policy Preference client side extensions.

    These are some serious toys delivering a large punch of power from the suite formerly known as PolicyMaker. You don't need to have Windows Server 2008 or Vista SP1 to use the tools -- now called Group Policy preferences. They include more than 20 new Group Policy client-side extensions, expanding the...