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  • Blog Post: Check a setting in all GPO's continued (scripts, firewall, GP Preferences and more)

    I mentioned this in the last post, here are some more examples. To download the script, check the 'Attachments' link by clicking on this post's title and then scrolling to the bottom. Quick refresher: This script’s usage is as follows: SearchGPOsForSetting.ps1 [–IsComputerConfiguration] <Boolean>...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Australia 2009 talks published

    If you couldn't make it to the TechEd Australia 2009 conference in the Gold Coast, you missed a lot of great presentations! Luckily, they were recorded and published here: What’s new in Win7/Server 2008 R2 (Gutnik) SRV310 http://www.msteched.com/online/view.aspx?tid=d9c80bdd-2413-4ca3-8d61-cfccb9200f77...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy in Windows 7

    PowerShell! The name alone should get you excited. Wait until you see all the cool stuff you can do with PowerShell in the Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 release of the Group Policy management tools. For those of you who have yet to learn PowerShell, hopefully this will help motivate you. You will...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy Changes in Windows XP SP3

    Im seeing tons of people on forums trying to find the Group Policy Changes in XP SP3 and Windows 7. It seems that both Google and Bing dont return the relevant results if you search for “Group Policy Changes XP SP3” because of all the noise of people asking where they are… So for your enjoyment they...
  • Blog Post: Cool Articles: Group Policy Modeling, Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 functionality

    I just read a couple of great articles written in the past couple months about Group Policy. Ever wondered which policy is going to 'win' on a client with overlapping settings from different GPOs? Want to know more about Starter GPO's or Preferences? Read on... The first one walks through how to...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy Cmdlets, Replication &amp; 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 certain configurations. When we were testing...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Script: Backup all GPOs that have been modified this month

    The scene: Backups take up space, but they’re a crucial part of GPO management. Ideally, one would do regular backups (monthly? weekly? your call) but only of the GPOs that have changed. This script will do that for you and print out a nice settings report of each GPO as it’s being backed up. The...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy on TechNet Edge

    Watch Michael Kleef and I talk about what’s new in Group Policy in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on TechNet Edge. We’re on the front page today! Go here: http://edge.technet.com/Media/Whats-New-in-Group-Policy/ to check it out. The video’s a bit long (18 minutes) but it talks about some examples...
  • Blog Post: Introduction to Windows PowerShell Cmdlets in Windows 7

    New Year, New…console session? Here’s a quick look at creating a new GPO using the Group Policy cmdlets in Windows 7. To create a new GPO from scratch using PowerShell cmdlets: 1. Open an elevated PowerShell console session (1-2 clicks) 2. Command: Import-Module grouppolicy (typing) ...
  • Blog Post: 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 here . LiliaG, Group Policy PM
  • Blog Post: Set a registry key value from the command line using Group Policy PowerShell cmdlets

    The scene: You want to set a registry key of a 3rd party application but you don’t want to write a custom ADMX file just to be able to configure it. Or you have some registry keys you set in logon scripts and you want to use the update interval of Group Policy to make sure that value sticks. Or you want...
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 ADMX Settings Spreadsheet Released

    We have received numerous questions about when the Group Policy Settings Spreadsheet would be updated for the new Windows 7 ADMX settings. I am happy to announce that new version has been completed and is available from the Download Center . In addition to the new spreadsheet we have also taken the...
  • Blog Post: GP Preferences: Add a new printer, set as default

    You might know GP Preferences is great for mapping drives , pushing out shortcuts, and adding new folders. But did you know that you can use GP Preferences to add a printer and set it as default? Check it out: Here’s the Devices and Printers inventory on my Windows 7 Client machine: one shared Canon...
  • Blog Post: How to Install GPMC on Server 2008, 2008 R2, and Windows 7 (via RSAT)

    Happy Holidays! http://www.youtube.com/user/jeremymoskowitz#p/u/0/UsYkbLzVsM8 This is the Group Policy present you've been asking for : a step by step video of how to install the GPMC using a GUI or a commandline from Jeremy Moskowitz, one of our fantastic MVPs! Jeremy also walks you through...
  • Blog Post: PowerShell Script with GP cmdlets: Registry setting, Link

    The following is a sample script that sets a Preference registry value in a GPO, then compares that same value to all of the GPO's linked in the same domain. If the value is not already set in a linked GPO, the new GPO is linked to that domain as well. You can copy and paste the following text into...
  • Blog Post: SYSVOL migration from File Replication Services (FRS) to Distributed File System Replication (DFSR)

    It’s come to my attention (in a blunt object kind of way) that you’ve been waiting to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7, bypassing Windows Vista. In case you’ve done the same with your servers, you’ve got some fun work coming up (but lots of cool features, so it’s more than worth it). Here’s a cool...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy Troubleshooting – helpful Event log categories

    As many of you know Group Policy troubleshooting can be a bit of a challenge. If you have not made use of the Group Policy operational logs that were introduced in Windows Vista, you are missing out on an extremely handy troubleshooting tool. On any Vista or newer system, open the event viewer (eventvwr...
  • Blog Post: Tales from the Community: How do I deploy Windows 7 policy settings

    From the Newsgroups: "Hi! In order to use all of windows 7 AD Policies you need to be running Windows Server 2008 R2?Can i get a list of Group Policies that i cannot be leveraging when a windows 7 client is in a windows 2003 domain? Pero " Hey Pero, Good to hear you’re interested...