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

Desktop Policy Manager press coverage

Since we introduced the GPExpert Desktop Policy Manager last week, there's been some nice press coverage, including this article from Windows IT Pro, and this one from Network World. I'm very excited about this product. As someone said to me recently, "this...

Another GP Offering for Unix/Linux

I saw an announcement today by Symark that they are now entering the AD/Unix/Linux authentication space already populated by folks like Vintela, Centrify and Likewise. Symark has been around for a while but were focused more on policy-based management of Unix/Linux...

GPMC report errors related to IE Maintenance

There been a long-standing issue, ever since IE 7 was introduced, related to GPMC and the use of IE Maintenance Policy. Specifically, if you defined zone security in IE Maintenance policy from a machine running IE 7, and then tried to view a...

SDM Software at TechMentor-San Francisco

Just a quick note to let folks know that SDM Software will be exhibiting at the upcoming TechMentor San Francisco show, March 30th to April 3rd. We're excited to have a booth at this show as it will be our first "standalone" exhibit experience. If you're...

Good article on 3rd-party GP Tools

Windows IT Pro Magazine has a good article this month on 3rd-party Group Policy tools. It goes over the challenges of Group Policy management and then talks about some of the various solutions in the space. I got a few quotes in there as well, which is cool. Check it...

Managing Group Policy Preferences

With the release of Windows Server 2008, Microsoft made the previously mentioned Group Policy Preferences feature available to all XP, 2003, Vista and 2008 users. This is a great thing, as I've said, but there has definitely been some confusion about how to manage...

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