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

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...

Office 2007 & GPSI, revisited

While there hasn't been much in the way of updates since my previous blog entry on the challenges of deploying Office 2007, one thing has happened, and that is that MS has re-published their previously yanked article on how to implement this. You can now find it...

Cmdlet Wins a Prize!

Well, I just blogged about a little GP PowerShell cmdlet that I wrote recently to retrieve GPO information. I also mentioned that I created a Quest PowerGUI snap-in for it. Well it turns out Quest has a weekly drawing for the best cmdlet and I just won $200 for...

New Group Policy PowerShell Cmdlet

Well, I took a crack at writing a PowerShell cmdlet and of course started with a Group Policy related one. Its called get-SDMgpo and basically lets you list out one or all GPOs in an AD domain, along with some properties related to them--like GUID, DN, version...

Welcome!

Welcome to my new Group Policy blog home! If you are just finding this, you can see my old Group Policy-related blog posts at http://blogs.dirteam.com/blogs/gpoguy/I plan to use this location going forward for all of my Group Policy, GPOGUY and SDM Software-related...

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