How to Install GPMC on Server 2008, 2008 R2, and Windows 7 (via RSAT)

Happy Holidays! https://www.youtube.com/user/jeremymoskowitz#p/u/0/UsYkbLzVsM8   This is the Group Policy present you’ve been asking for : a step by step video of how to install the GPMC using a GUI or a commandline from Jeremy Moskowitz, one of our fantastic MVPs! Jeremy also walks you through how to install the GPMC (Group Policy Management Console) using RSAT…


Tales from the Community: Enforced vs. Block Inheritance

From the Group Policy TechNet Forum, featuring Florian, ever-helpful Group Policy MVP: Hi What is the difference between “no-override” and “block policy inheritance” in group policy option? Regards M. Hey M.! It looks like you’re trying to tweak how Group Policy gets applied. Questions about “No override” and “Block policy inheritance” are not among the…


TechEd Australia 2009 talks published

If you couldn’t make it to the TechEd Australia 2009 conference in the Gold Coast, you missed a lot of great presentations! Luckily, they were recorded and published here: What’s new in Win7/Server 2008 R2 (Gutnik) SRV310  http://www.msteched.com/online/view.aspx?tid=d9c80bdd-2413-4ca3-8d61-cfccb9200f77 The Power of Preferences (Burchill and Gutnik)  CLI308  http://www.msteched.com/online/view.aspx?tid=4d73cdcc-169b-4df7-bc18-e91a27b50625 Enjoy LiliaG (the G stands for Gutnik) aka…


Why didn’t my Group Policy settings apply?

Here’s a brief summary of everything you need to know about the way Group Policy applies, care of Florian, the always helpful Group Policy MVP. Florian Frommherz is a systems engineer from Germany working in Switzerland. Specialized in Windows environments, Florian helps customers design their Directory Services and Group Policy implementations to unleash the central…


Reposted : 5 Group Policy Myths

I wish I had written this myself. Please read this: http://blogcastrepository.com/blogs/skatterbrainz/archive/2008/12/07/5-group-policy-myths.aspx In it, he dispels the following myths: 1 – Group Policy is Hype 2 – Group Policy will Break Your Network and Clog the Pipes 3 – Group Policy Takes an Expert to Make it Work Properly 4 – Group Policy is Great for…


Group Policy Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell Released!

In a previous post, Lilia wrote an Introduction to Windows PowerShell Cmdlets in Windows 7. Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting language that helps IT professionals achieve greater productivity and control system administration more easily without the need for a programming background. PowerShell also introduces the concept of a cmdlet (pronounced “command-let”), which…