Group Policy Blog

Group Policy Security– Tinkering with External Paths

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that about 2 and half years ago, I started talking about Group Policy’s precarious role in the typical enterprise’s security posture. Many, if not most, AD shops use GP to perform security hardening on their Windows desktops and servers. This includes everything from tweaking OS settings to […]

Removing Extra Registry Settings from GPOs

I recently had someone ask if there was a way to get rid of those pesky “Extra Registry Settings” that sometimes appear in a GPO settings report in GPMC. You know, the ones that look like this:             These settings arise within the Administrative Templates section of the GPO’s namespace […]

GPO Exporter Demonstration [Video]

In this video, Darren Mar-Elia, SDM Software’s CTO and Founder, demonstrates the SDM Software GPO Exporter product, a tool that quickly and easily document your Group Policy Environment.

GPO Compare Demonstration

In this video, Darren Mar-Elia, SDM Software’s CTO and Founder, demonstrates the SDM Software GPO Compare product, a tool for being able to perform actions such as comparing group policy objects across your Windows enterprise network and creating reports about GPOs. GPO Compare greatly improves the manageability of group policy.