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An Introduction to Group Policy Preferences

This whitepaper provides an introduction to the features and capabilities found in Group Policy Preferences–an extension to Windows Group Policy that Microsoft incorporated into Windows Vista and newer versions of the OS. GP Preferences extends Group Policy with...

Automating Group Policy Management

This whitepaper describes how you can automate changes to Group Policy settings using the SDM Software Group Policy Automation Engine (GPAE). GPAE provides a PowerShell interface for managing GPO settings. Download...

Understanding Policy “Tattooing”

Policies & Preferences You’ve probably heard of registry tattooing as it relates to NT 4 system policy. Tattooing was the effect that you saw whenever you applied a registry policy to a computer or user and then removed that policy file. Even though the...

GPO Troubleshooting FAQ

Before you do anything, make sure the GPO is really not being processed or not being processed correctly. Run gpresult.exe on the affected client to ensure that you’re actually not getting the policy you expect. 1. Your AD domain controllers are not correctly...