Group Policy Blog

The Many Faces of Windows Configuration Management

I was reading Paul Thurrott’s most recent column on the Windows IT Pro Magazine website today. The column ostensibly talked about naming of features and products in Windows 8, but at the bottom, was this interesting tidbit, “Blurring the lines in a way that’s almost diabolical, Microsoft recently announced that it’s introducing yet another form … Read More.

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.

Opportunity for providing Microsoft feedback on Server Management

Hey Folks. The Group Policy Team at Microsoft is looking for feedback on managing Windows Servers. They’ve put a survey up online. If you want to get your feedback and experiences heard, and incorporated into future products, this is an ideal opportunity to do it! The survey is up until July 15th so get in there! … Read More.

Group Policy Preferences

I sat in on a Microsoft webcast presentation of the upcoming release of Group Policy Preferences, which I blogged about earlier. This is the old DesktopStandard PolicyMaker stuff for extending Group Policy to do much more than it does today. While I used to work with the DesktopStandard folks and had seen PolicyMaker up close, … Read More.