Group Policy Blog

Power Management in XP

I frequently find that a lot of folks have not yet discovered all of the cool new Group Policy management features that Group Policy Preferences brings to Windows. As a result, I thought it would be worthwhile to do a couple of blog items about some of these features. Today, I’ll talk about Power Management. […]

XMLLite and Group Policy Preferences

I have heard a lot of questions about the need to install the pre-requisite XMLLite package on XP and Server 2003 prior to installing the Group Policy Preferences Client Side Extensions to those versions of Windows. The fact is that XMLLite is currently not deployable via WSUS, which has made it hard for folks to mass […]

Launching the new GP Management Editor from the command-line

If you’ve installed the new Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) on Vista, SP1, you will notice some subtle changes in the Group Policy Editor. Namely, if you type gpedit.msc like you used to in the pre-RSAT days, you will still launch the GP Editor, focused on the local GPO, but you won’t see the new Group […]

Managing Group Policy Preferences

With the release of Windows Server 2008, Microsoft made the previously mentioned Group Policy Preferences feature available to all XP, 2003, Vista and 2008 users. This is a great thing, as I’ve said, but there has definitely been some confusion about how to manage this stuff, which platforms it works on and how to deal […]