Last night I had the opportunity to present at the Pacific IT Pros user group meeting in San Francisco. As this blog title indicates, the topic was using PowerShell to manage Group Policy. This is a talk I’ve given before, but I updated it to reflect newer capabilities in the Microsoft GP Module as well as provide some insight into how SDM Software’s PowerShell-enabled free and commercial products can help. I call it the “unholy alliance” because, admittedly, Group Policy is not the first thing most IT admins think of automating when they’re learning PowerShell. Nevertheless, there is a lot you can do to make your Group Policy management easier, more reliable and less error-prone, using PowerShell.
And, at the end of the presentation, I introduce a screenshot for a very cool new tool we’ll be making available soon, that brings together the PowerShell Desired State Configuration and Group Policy worlds in new and horrifying ways :-).
The presentation was recorded and put up on Youtube, so you can catch it here: