Group Policy Blog

GPO Compare 2.8 Ships!

Hi folks. Just wanted to drop a quick posting to let folks know that last week, we shipped a minor update to our popular GPO Compare product–version 2.8! This new version included some big and little things to help make GPO comparisons much easier. To review, GPO Compare provides Windows administrators with the ability to […]

Group Policy Change Auditing and Attestation from SDM Software

A couple of weeks ago at Microsoft’s TechEd North America conference, we (SDM Software) exhibited at the Tech Expo there, showing off both our existing products, like GPO Exporter and GPO Compare, as well as our brand-new offering: Group Policy Auditing and Attestation (GPAA). I’m particularly proud of GPAA, because it brings together three highly […]

Group Policy at TechEd 2013

Hi folks. Just a quick note about next week’s Microsoft TechEd North America conference in New Orleans. If you plan to be at the show and are looking for Group Policy sessions, you will be surprised, as I was, to learn that NO Group Policy sessions are being offered this year. I suspect it’s a sign […]

Slow Boot/Slow Logon, Group Policy and SDM Software

Just a quick note to let folks know that, in case you missed it, the Group Policy product team at Microsoft posted a nice blog entry discussing Group Policy design decisions that can impact Windows boot and logon times. And, most cool for us, they referenced our whitepaper and GPO Exporter product, and it’s free set […]

Need Help With Your Group Policy Consolidations and Redesigns?

Just a quick note to let folks know that we’ve recently added a new Services offering to our extensive offering of Group Policy Management capabilities. So if you are looking at optimizing, consolidating or migrating your Group Policy environment, or need help with a new Group Policy design, we not only provide the products that […]

Come Visit SDM Software at TechEd North America!

  I’m happy to announce that SDM Software will be exhibiting for the first time at TechEd North America, this coming June 3rd through the 6th in New Orleans! It should be easy to find us as we are going to be in Booth #2222! So if you are thinking about going to TechEd or […]

Group Policy Design Webinar this Wednesday!

Don’t forget to register for our upcoming Group Policy design webinar this Wednesday, January 30th, at 9am Pacific Time (GMT-8). Details at the link below, but here is a quick synopsis: Title Optimizing Group Policy Design and Performance with SDM Software Description In this Webinar, Group Policy MVP Derek Melber and MVP and CTO & […]

Register for our Group Policy Design Webinar on January 30th– Two Group Policy MVPs Presenting about Group Policy!

I’m happy to announce that on January 30th at 9am Pacific Time (GMT-8), SDM Software will be presenting a webinar entitled, “Optimizing Group Policy Design and Performance with SDM Software”. In this webinar, fellow Group Policy MVP Derek Melber and myself will be talking about best practices for Group Policy design to ensure good desktop performance […]

My TechNet Radio Interview on Group Policy in Server 2012 (and more!)

Just a quick note to let folks know that the interview I gave with TechNet Radio about the changes for Group Policy in Server 2012/Windows 8 is up now at: In the interview, I talk to Microsoft Director Karen Forster about all manner of Group Policy related topics, including what’s new in Server 2012, […]

Happy New Year from SDM Software!

Well, I don’t know about anyone else, but I am hard pressed to understand how another year has come and gone. Here at SDM, we have been non-stop busy delivering awesome new Group Policy Management Tools to you, our customers. 2012 marked another banner year for us, where we substantially increased both our customer base and […]