Drive Mappings in Logon Scripts not working correctly

Awhile ago we had a customer call come in. The customer had a major problem in Windows Server 2008. When they tried to map drives through a script it didnt work. The customer had initially applied a Login script as a start up script and then changed the GPO settings to a login script under User…

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Advanced Group Policy Management 3.0 RTM’s!

As noted on the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) blog announcing the latest MDOP release, AGPM 3.0 has RTM’d. For those customers licensed for MDOP, this means you’ll have it in your hands around the first week of October 2008 via the MVLS site. New features in AGPM 3.0 are:   New feature Description Full x64…

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Passwords in Group Policy Preferences

Have you ever wanted to configure a preference item to include a specific user name and password? You can do so in several types of preference items, but you should first consider the security ramifications of embedding a user name and password in a preference item. Are passwords in preference items secure?A password in a…

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Share your feedback on managing Windows Servers with the Group Policy Team!

The Group Policy team at Microsoft would like to hear from you about how you currently manage your servers and server-based applications and how you’d like manage them in the future.  Please take this anonymous online survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=9rTLNIcDd2kuU8addj0iUw_3d_3d by July 15th and help shape the future of server manageability!   Thanks so much!  …

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Extending Group Policy Preferences

The Group Policy preference extension is designed to allow developers to extend the Application preference item. For those applications that are currently unsupported by Group Policy preferences, you can create your own property sheet extension for the Application preference item. And we have added some instructions for how to do this in MSDN. For more…


You will survive

Now available: the Group Policy Documentation Survival Guide. Print it out, laminate it, tape it to your wall. You will survive. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=117638


Wunderbar! Perfetto! Maravilloso! Prachtig!

Molto faboloso!  As of this morning, the Microsoft Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) pack is available for download in the following languages, in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Language Code X86 X64 Chinese – Hong-Kong zh-HK Chinese – Hong Kong SAR Chinese – Hong Kong SAR Chinese – Simplified zh-CN Chinese – China Chinese -…

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Now available to download: Administrative templates (ADMX) for Windows Server 2008

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=116434 Administrative templates provide Group Policy setting information for the items that appear under Administrative Templates. Group Policy tools use Administrative template files to populate policy settings in the user interface. This allows administrators to manage registry-based policy settings.Administrative template files in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista are divided into ADMX (language-neutral) and ADML…


GP Preferences Local Group extension

Just had a question come through about ‘Restricted Groups’. One of the original extensions to GP, increadibly powerful and helpful to admins who need to have better control over local group memberships. There are some scenarios that ‘Restricted Groups’ don’t easily cover. This is one area where the new GP Preference extension Local Users and…

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FWLinks, LinkIDs–What the heck?!

This post is not explicitly about Group Policy, but we thought you’d find it useful for our content and any other content you navigate and read on Microsoft.com. Have you ever encountered a Microsoft URL that looks like http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=63080? No doubt you have, and no doubt you have wondered what all of that seemingly unrelated goobledygook…

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