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

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...

The Minasi Forum Meeting

Many of you probably know who Mark Minasi is. Mark's been writing and speaking on Windows for a very long time. Mark is a good friend as well and a really good guy. He maintains a very active Forum, on which I moderate the Group Policy section. If you haven't...

Restricted Groups policy

Under the category of "you learn something new every day" I was playing around with some stuff yesterday and finally got a chance to confirm something that someone had posted on the ActiveDir mailing list. We all know about how some policies tattoo the...

Scripting Toolkit webinar on Oct. 10!

Just a quick note to let folks know that I'm going to be giving a webinar on our GPExpert™ Scripting Toolkit for PowerShell product next Wednesday, October 10th, at 8:30am Pacific Time. In this webinar, I'll go over how you can use the Scripting Toolkit and...

more on the removal of GPMC from Vista, SP1

I've received a number of comments and have seen a number of blog postings subsequent to my blog posting about this topic. One of the reasons I mentioned that it was probably not a good idea to have GPMC on every system was that inherently anyone that could read...

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