Group Policy Blog

Migrating from IE Maintenance Home Page Policy Using PowerShell

There’s no doubt that Microsoft’s dropping support of IE Maintenance Policy for systems running IE 10 and above has been a blessing and a curse. As I’ve observed, the blog postings I’ve done on this site related to this issue continue to have the highest view counts. Clearly people were caught unawares as a result of this … Read More.

WARNING: Installing IE 10 on your Windows 7 Workstation Removes IE Maintenance Policy from Group Policy

Thanks to fellow Group Policy MVP  Alan Burchill for warning about this–apparently if you install Internet Explorer 10 on your Windows 7 workstation, and you also happen to manage Group Policy from that machine, the IE 10 installation removes the option to edit IE Maintenance policy from that machine completely. I even confirmed that the MMC … Read More.

Microsoft Guidance on IE Maintenance GroupPolicy Removal in Windows 8

As I blogged a few days back, Microsoft has deprecated (or removed) IE Maintenance Policy in Windows 8/Server 2012. And while I think this is a generally good thing, some folks may be wondering how they’re going to configure IE going forward. Well, Microsoft has published some preliminary documentation with guidance on how to get at … Read More.

Interesting Change to Group Policy in Server 2012/Windows 8

Fellow Group Policy MVP Alan Burchill brought this topic up on our GP MVP mailing list and I had to look into it. He pointed out that in the release candidate for Server 2012/Windows 8, the IE Maintenance Policy node can no longer be found within GP Editor, as shown below: Now, if you’ve followed my … Read More.