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

New GP PowerShell cmdlet

Well, I've created a new PowerShell cmdlet to go along with my get-SDMgpo cmdlet. Its called new-SDMgpo, and its purpose in life is to let you use PowerShell to create new GPOs. As with the previous cmdlet I created, it requires GPMC to be installed where it runs...

WPA2 policy support in XP

This topic came up on a newsgroup the other day, prompting me to look around a bit. Basically, MS added support for the newer WPA2 encryption protocol for wireless networks in XP, SP2. This KB article describes the Wireless Client update that you can apply to...

TechEd notes

Well, I'm back from TechEd and settling back into the work groove. If you weren't there, well I'm here to tell you that TechEd is one BIG show. I heard numbers of people ranging from 12,000 to 13,000. The Orlando Convention Center redefines big as well. I'm told it...

SDM Software to visit TechEd

In addition to shipping the Troubleshooting Pak, we will be at the upcoming Microsoft TechEd show in Orlando this next week. If you are at the show, stop by and see us at our partner Special Operations Software's booth #914!

SDM GPExpert Troubleshooting Pak Ships!

Well, after a lot of hard work and late nights, we just shipped the GPExpert Troubleshooting Pak 1.0 last night. This is a significant milestone for the company as its our first suite of products for troubleshooting Group Policy. The Pak is composed of 4 different...

Microsoft, Group Policy and Open Source

So, what do these three topics in the title have in common? Some might read that and think, "well, nothing". But indeed its not the case. Microsoft has kicked an open source project and one of the first tools to go into that process is a Group Polic y tool....

Netpro’s DEC Conference

I had an opportuntiy to attend this week's Directory Expert's Conference, put on by Netpro. I'm told that this year's conference was the biggest ever, at nearly 800 people. If you go to only one AD related conference in a year, this is the one to attend. Its got...

A better way to deploy Office 2007 with Group Policy?

Since I've been blogging fairly regularly about the problems using GP to deploy Office 2007, and in fact even wrote about it in this month's Windows IT Pro Magazine, it was no surprise that I heard recently from my good friends at Special Operations Software. They...

GPExpert Health Reporter 1.5 Ships!

Well, SDM Software has shipped the update to the popular GPExpert Health Reporter tool. This tool provides some great troubleshooting features for ensuring Group Policy is healthy on a given Windows system. The tool now supports installation on Windows Vista and also...

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