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

Bypassing Group Policy?

A while back, Mark Russinovich (the pre-Microsoft Mark Russinovich!) had blogged about being able to circumvent some Group Policy using a DLL injection method that intercepted calls to the registry keys used by policy. He created a tool at the time called gpdisable...

The Clash of the GPO Links

Someone emailed a question to the GPOGUY GPTalk mailing list today that I thought was worth chatting about. The question pertained to disappearing Group Policy links. Namely, he had a situation where links to GPOs would periodically disappear from Active...

GPExpert Troubleshooting Pak review

Windows IT Pro Magazine has a good review of SDM Software's GPExpert Troubleshooting Pak in the December issue. The reviewer did a pretty good job of covering the product, and while there were a few technical inaccuracies, I think we did pretty well! Check it out at...

SDM Software GPMC cmdlets updated

Well, I suppose I couldn't help myself. I had planned on updating our cmdlets released last week to correct an omission that Richard Siddaway had kindly pointed out, namely that I didn't have a remove-sdmgplink to go along with add-sdmgplink. So I went ahead and...

Significant Group Policy Announcement by MS

Yesterday at TechEd in Barcelona, Microsoft made a slew of announcements. And buried in those announcements was the note about Group Policy Preferences. This is the name Microsoft has given to the DesktopStandard PolicyMaker extensions that they acquired last...

New free Group Policy PowerShell cmdlets

Well, many of you know that we released the GPExpert Scripting Toolkit for PowerShell back at the end of July. The Toolkit lets you modify the settings within Group Policy objects using PowerShell. I also had a couple of cmdlets out on my GPOGUY.COM site that wrapped...

MS makes Office 2007 ADMXs available (finally)

Microsoft has finally shipped some ADMX template files for configuring Office 2007! They are available here. That's good news--now you can use the new template format to customize Office 2007 deployments in your Vista environments without dragging around ADM files in...

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