Group Policy on TechNet Edge

Watch Michael Kleef and I talk about what’s new in Group Policy in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on TechNet Edge. We’re on the front page today!

Go here: to check it out.

The video’s a bit long (18 minutes) but it talks about some examples of using the PowreShell cmdlets and shows off some of the new ADMX settings available (including BitLocker and Advanced Audit Policy settings).

We’re planning a set of shorter videos that just cover one topic at a time and include an over-the-shoulder demo example. What would you like to see? Here are some of our suggestions:

  • GP Preferences
  • PowerShell cmdlets – GPMC styled
  • Starter GPO’s
  • Troubleshooting – using the Event Log, using trace logs

Cast your vote in the comments and look for more of our smiling faces on TechNet Edge soon.

LiliaG, Group Policy PM

Note: For some reason I roll my eyes a lot in the video, but I assure you I’m not being sarcastic! My voice was hoarse when we recorded it so I tried to emphasize important points with my facial expression, but I don’t think it translates that well. Let me know what you think in the comments.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    More diagnostic stuff would be so helpful, we get loads of problems with GPprefs not applying until we force a gpupdate.

    Diagnostics when XP/2003 is the a client OS would be so handy as Vista has helpful event logs for GPprefs but XP & 2003 are sorely lacking as far as I can tell.

    (btw the eye-rolly stuff didn’t seem at all over the top, just very expressive!)

  2. MarcP says:


    I would like to see more on GP Preferences and GPMC styled PowerShell cmdlets.



  3. anon says:

    In Windows 7, I can’t use filtering to show policies that apply ONLY to Vista, not to Windows 7, not to Windows XP. The filtering for product using ONLY that version is missing for all products.

  4. Lee Wilmott says:

    Being able to put PowerShell code in GPO’s is GREAT…really useful.

    When are we going to be able to configure Microsoft Office 2007 (more importantly Microsoft Outlook 2007) using Group Policy Preferences?

    I’ve been able to configure all previous versions of Outlook using "Profile Maker" and/or "Policy Maker"!  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!

    I’ve purchased Microsoft Office 2007 ages ago…but I’m delaying my rollout of Microsoft Office 2007 until this has been released.  Is it worth waiting for, or do I find another solution?


  5. Yudong says:

    Is it possible to download these new cmdlets in Windows Server 2008 R2, then install and use them in older version of windows server?

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