Group Policy in Windows 7

PowerShell! The name alone should get you excited. Wait until you see all the cool stuff you can do with PowerShell in the Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 release of the Group Policy management tools. For those of you who have yet to learn PowerShell, hopefully this will help motivate you. You will…


Do I need to update my server to support new policies? When do I need to separate policies?

I just blogged about this very question over on my blog. Essentially the question we hear a lot is do I need to update Schema/Active Directory/Servers/functional modes etc to support a new client OS version. I wont revisit that Sometimes theres a need to separate policies for specific OS functions but not to “update” them….


Troubleshooting: Quick Fixes

  Everyone has their own troubleshooting quick checks; here are some that you may know well, and others you haven’t tried yet.   Logon/Logoff    Some policies applied only after the second logon, not after the first logon. What’s the deal?  Anything that is set to run synchronously won’t run until after the second logon….