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  • Blog Post: Upcoming Event @ ADUG (Active Directory User Group )

    Hi myself and a colleague Richard Diver will be talking at the upcoming ADUG as run  Mark Parris on the 15th of June @6.15pm. http://adug.eventbrite.com/ . This will be held at our London Office Microsoft (London) Cardinal Place 100 Victoria Street London, London, City Of SW1E 5JL United Kingdom...
  • Blog Post: Another Tool to add to your Group Policy Vista Troubleshooting Kit

    Well I have been talking quite a bit around Group Policies recently. Well that is because I have been involved with some colleagues in putting together some material for a new Group Policy Course that will be hopefully available soon to Premier Customers. One of the tools that I came across in my research...
  • Blog Post: Good Evening and Meeting of Old and New Friends

      Hi Everyone, I had a great evening last night at Cardinal Place Microsoft in London. I was presenting at the ADUG ( Active Directory Users Group ) meeting as run by Mark Parris . My session was on AGPM V.30 plus also highlighting some of the key new features that are going to be available in AGPM...
  • Blog Post: Correction for Group Policy Settings added to Windows 2008

    Hi Everyone, We want to let you know that there is a correction to the link to download “Group Policy Settings added to Windows 2008”. So if you are looking for it the link is here http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=18c90c80-8b0a-4906-a4f5-ff24cc2030fb Apologies...
  • Blog Post: Revisiting and important question

    A little while ago I posted about what is considered best practice with regards to the Default Domain Controller policies and Default Domain Policy. http://blogs.technet.com/janelewis/archive/2007/04/24/just-don-t-do-it.aspx At the time I was struggling to find some good examples to back up my post....
  • Blog Post: Great Info On AGPM4.0

    If you are looking to get some good information around the forthcoming next version of AGPM  Version 4.0, then look no further that Technet. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee382452.aspx I was very pleasantly suprised at the amount of information that has been posted up there and the...
  • Blog Post: RSAT Tools now fully released and available for download

    Hi there. After a refreshing Easter Break being blown around the Gower Peninsula in Wales . Which is absolutely beautiful part of the United Kingdom Wales. I come back to work and the biggest news for me of the day is that RSAT (Remote Server Administration Tools) is now available for download from Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: Interesting Issue with Major Implications

    Hi , I had an interesting issue with a customer recently. After a recent promotion of a couple of Domain Controllers , it came to light some time later that users were able to set their passwords to 0 e.g. minimum password length = 0. On investigation what was discovered was the following. When the Domain...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy Settings Spreadsheet Windows 7

    Hello Everyone, I am now back after my summer holidays and various excursions abroad. So I intend to get back to some regular blogging. The Group Policy team have been busy and have now updated collated and made it easier to download the Group Policy Settings spreadsheets into one location. Also the...
  • Blog Post: Some Useful Links to Share around ADGMP

    I thought I would share a few of the useful public links I have come across in my further research around Advanced Group Policy Management, which is available as part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack. Please see below for the links. I will post more and share some others if you have found some...
  • Blog Post: Post Teched and Stuff

    Well I had a fantastic Time @ Teched IT Forum Last week working on the Ask the Expert Stands with my colleagues from PFE. Myself and Wayne Richards were working on the Server Core Stand alongside Andrew Mason Senior Program Manager of Server Core. There is an excellent Technet Spotlight Presentation...
  • Blog Post: Bite size Learning Snacks

    well this is a rather neat addition to our methods of learning. If you really want to just dip your toe into a subject and have a “snack” then please see the following range of  “Learning Snacks” For other Windows Server 2008 Learning Snacks, please visit: Windows Server 2008   Introducing...
  • Blog Post: Group Policy Best Practise Analyzer - Not Sung from the Mountaintops

    I have been recently writing a Group Policy Course and have looked at in some detail the Group policy Best Practise Analyzer. I must admit I had let this pass me by a bit. It was released by us Last August 2007, with not much of a Fanfare. But I would strongly encourage you to add it to your toolbox...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Domain Controllers Group and Group Policies

    Myself and a colleague Mark Empson have been developing a New Service entitled a GPO Health Check that looks at every aspect of the health of your Group Policies. Well one of the tests involved was checking for any Group Policies that had only the Read Group Policy Object permission and not the Apply...