Group Policy Blog

SDM Software at #MSTECHED 2012!

All- If you’re headed to MS TechEd next week in Orlando, SDM Software will be there in spirit. We won’t have a booth there, but I’m speaking on Monday at 3pm on “Best Practices for Group Policy Design”. In addition, I’ll be hanging out in the booth of those great guys from Sweden–SpecOps Software–makers of … Read More.

SpecOps GPUpdate 2.0 Ships

Just a quick update to my previous blog posting to let you all know that the 2.0 version of GPUpdate has shipped from SpecOps: http://www.specopssoft.com/products/specopsgpupdate/ Tags: SpecOps, GPUpdate

New/Updated Group Policy Products from SpecOps

My friends at SpecOps are getting ready to release one updated and one new product that continues to make Group Policy a more powerful solution for managing Windows desktops and servers. They are getting ready to release an update to their free GPUpdate tool, which snaps into AD Users and Computers to provide features such as … Read More.

A couple of new PowerShell links

Today, my inbox was greeted with a couple of new links for those of you looking at and working with PowerShell. The first is a pretty cool e-workbook on getting started with PowerShell, written by Frank Koch of Microsoft Switzerland. Frank put together this workbook (in English and German, btw) for folks looking to get … Read More.

Free GUI tool for Server 2008 fine-grained password management

As you may have heard, Microsoft is finally providing the ability to have fine-grained password policies within a single AD domain. That means you can now have different password policies for different user groups within AD. This feature is described nicely in Jorge de Almeida’s excellent blog entry. Well, now our friends at SpecOps have … Read More.

A better way to deploy Office 2007 with Group Policy?

Since I’ve been blogging fairly regularly about the problems using GP to deploy Office 2007, and in fact even wrote about it in this month’s Windows IT Pro Magazine, it was no surprise that I heard recently from my good friends at Special Operations Software. They reminded me that if you really want to use … Read More.