On Monday, here at TechEd North America, Microsoft took the wraps off of some new technology that will be shipping when Windows 8.1 is released later this year. I had had a preview of this technology a few weeks ago and was happy to see it finally made public. At the time I told the people presenting … Read More.
Just a quick note to share a great site that I stumbled upon today (not sure how I hadn’t seen it sooner). It’s a Microsoft TechNet site up on their Scripting Center, that lists a bunch of user-provided PowerShell scripts for managing Group Policy, including a very cool script module for creating, modifying and deleting … Read More.
Don’t forget to register for our upcoming Group Policy design webinar this Wednesday, January 30th, at 9am Pacific Time (GMT-8). Details at the link below, but here is a quick synopsis: Title Optimizing Group Policy Design and Performance with SDM Software Description In this Webinar, Group Policy MVP Derek Melber and MVP and CTO & … Read More.
Just a quick note to let folks know that the interview I gave with TechNet Radio about the changes for Group Policy in Server 2012/Windows 8 is up now at: http://channel9.msdn.com/Shows/TechNet+Radio/TechNet-Radio-STB-News-Bytes-Whats-New-for-Group-Policy-in-Windows-Server-2012 In the interview, I talk to Microsoft Director Karen Forster about all manner of Group Policy related topics, including what’s new in Server 2012, … Read More.
I was trolling around GP Editor in Windows 8 and found a set of Administrative Template settings that I had not seen before. Interestingly, those setting did indeed exist in Windows 7 (and probably Vista) so it was just me missing them. Prior to those OS releases, if you want to configure Windows Event Logs … Read More.
A couple of weeks ago I wrote this post on the MSDN site, reviewing some of the new Group Policy features in Windows 8/Server 2012. One of those features was a new PowerShell cmdlet in the Group Policy PowerShell module called invoke-gpupdate. This cmdlet, as the name implies, allows you to do a GPUpdate against remote target … Read More.
I saw a thread on the Microsoft TechNet forums yesterday that prompted me to write a quick post about this behavior change for the Group Policy client service in Windows 8. In order to live in a world of new Windows 8 devices that use less power or may be on all the time (e.g. Microsoft … Read More.
Hi Folks. Just a quick note to let you know that I just posted a little article on the Microsoft MSDN blog site with a review of the big changes for Group Policy in Windows Server 2012 (and Windows 8). Hopefully it provides some useful insight into what is coming for GP in this new … Read More.
Thanks to a thread on our GPOGUY.COM GPTalk Mailing list, I decided it was time to crack open our GPMC PowerShell module and make a couple of updates. The most significant of these is two new cmdlets: Get-SDMGPOOwner Set-SDMGPOOwner As the name implies, these two cmdlets let you retrieve and set the owner id (AD … Read More.
Here at SDM Software, we’re all about Group Policy, and enabling our customers to get more out of this great technology. To that end, we’re starting a weekly webinar series where you can listen to me talk about and demo our GPO Reporting Pak products–composed of GPO Compare and GPO Exporter— and talk about all … Read More.