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Group Policy Blog by Darren Mar-Elia (The “GPOGUY”)

New Version of GPMC PowerShell Cmdlets Released!

Well, we've released a new version of our GPMC PowerShell cmdlets--version 1.2. This new version represents a significant updgrade to the existing cmdlets. The biggest change is that we incorporated new functionality that became available in the version of GPMC that...

GP Change Auditing

The folks at NetWrix have just announced their newest product--Group Policy Change Reporter. The product comes in both a freeware and commercial version and can provide detailed change reporting on who made changes to GPOs, what settings were changed and when. It...

Scripting/SysAdmin Meme

 I noticed that Jeff Hicks called me out on his blog for the Scripting/SysAdmin Meme, so I figured I would follow through with the chain and answer the questions here:How old were you when you started using computers?I was about 15. What was your first...

PowerShell Script to leverage AD Tombstone cmdlets

Well, Active Directory MVP and well-known speaker Guido Grillenmeier from HP has taken my AD tombstone reanimation cmdlets and fashioned a very cool PowerShell script that uses the cmdlets and the new AD snapshot mounting feature in Server 2008 to not only restore...

“I installed RSAT…where is GPMC?”

I've heard this question often enough since the Remote Server Administration Tools shipped that I thought it was worth blogging about it. After you install RSAT on your Vista, SP1 machine, you won't find GPMC installed right away. You'll need to go into the Control...

PowerShell hits the morgue

Well, despite the morbid title, this is not about dead things. Well, not quite.  And amazingly its not about Group Policy either. In my ever increasing thirst for PowerShell knowledge, I thought I would experiment a bit with some Active Directory-based...

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