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

Update to GPMC Cmdlets!

Well, we've updated our free SDM Software GPMC PowerShell cmdlets (registration optional)! We are now up to 16 cmdlets! Cool. Here's what we've added:Added the –DomainName parameter to all cmdlets as appropriate to allow you to perform operations against...

Got Group Policy Problems?

Every once in a while I like to mention that we have a great resource for asking questions and getting answers related to Group Policy. As you may know if you've read my blog for a while, I started the gpoguy.com website several years back as a free resource for GP...

Webinar on Group Policy for Mac

Just an FYI that the guys over at Centrify are hosting a webinar to talk about their Group Policy implementation for non-Windows systems, including Linux/Unix and the Mac. Fellow GP MVP Jeremy Moskowitz is providing color commentary as well so it should be a...

PowerShell Group Policy Remote Refresh

Well, if you've read my blog at all, you know that there are two technology areas that are especially interesting to me--Group Policy and PowerShell. Once again, I've brought the two together in the form of a new freeware cmdlet for triggering remote Group Policy...

Group Policy Preferences

I sat in on a Microsoft webcast presentation of the upcoming release of Group Policy Preferences, which I blogged about earlier. This is the old DesktopStandard PolicyMaker stuff for extending Group Policy to do much more than it does today. While I used to work with...

New Group Policy Backup & Recovery Product

Late last year, we (SDM Software that is!) announced the GPExpert™ Backup Manager for Group Policy product. Well, the product is now available to trial on our website. The product leverages the GPMC's backup format but also includes some neat features such as...

MVP Status & Community Resources

Well, for those of you out there who are Microsoft MVPs, you know that getting that email announcing that you've been renewed for another year is a good feeling. Since my MVP status expires on the year end, I usually get my notice on January 1st, which is a good way...

Happy New Year!

I just wanted to take this time to wish everyone who is celebrating their new year tonight (or maybe already has celebrated!) a happy new year. 2008 should be a great year! 2007 brought many cool things, including the release of SDM Software's first product...

Some Holiday Reading…

If you were looking for something to do this holiday season with all that spare time, January's issue of TechNet Magazine has no less then 3 articles devoted to Group Policy, including an article I wrote on optimizng Group Policy Performance. Enjoy!Tags:Group Policy,...

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