Group Policy Deployment: Core Network Companion Guide

We have a new document in our technet library. The Core Network Companion Guide has a section specifically about Group Policy Deployment. Check it out! Or just take a look at James McIllece’s blog post summarizing the deployment guide companion.

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Listing Disabled GPOs in a Forest

This blog post is written by Judith, our technical writer, and based on an old blog post by Jeffrey Snover. (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/powershell/archive/2007/01/11/sorting-out-groupby.aspx) Jeffrey wrote a piece that showed how to sort system services with the Format-Table (ft) cmdlet and the –GroupBy parameter. This is one of those tidbits that when I come across them I wonder…

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Group Policy in Windows Server 2012: Infrastructure Status

  You may be asking yourself, “What does infrastructure status have to do with Group Policy”. Well, group policy depends on other technologies to ensure that policy settings are replicated throughout your environment so that end users / computers will get the settings that you configure. And when you’ve run into problems you start wondering:…

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Group Policy in Windows Server 2012: Results Report Improvements

  Another change we made in Windows Server 2012 is in the Resultant Set of Policy reports. In previous versions of Server, you had to look at the results report, and the event log, and the tracing logs to find all the information you needed about why policy did or did not apply. Now, we’ve…

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Group Policy in Windows Server 2012: Using Remote GPUpdate

Group Policy in Windows Server 2012: Using Remote GPUpdate If someone calls to say their computer doesn’t work quite right, the first thing you might have them do is run gpupdate /force to ensure they have the latest policy applied to their system. Now, you have the power to reach out and force a gpupdate…

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Group Policy in Windows Server 2012: Overview

Now that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have been released, we’d like to share with you some of the exciting enhancements that we’ve added for Group Policy. While we hear plenty of great things from people who use Group Policy, we also hear complaints. By far the largest complaint we hear about Group Policy…

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Group Policy Settings Reference Spreadsheet

The Group Policy settings reference spreadsheet that coversthe available administrative template settings and security settings forWindows Server 2012, Windows 8, and all earlier versions of Windows is nowavailable in the download center here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=261775.   New to This Spreadsheet The Administrative Template spreadsheet contains a new column: Status: A “New” in this column meansthat the…

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Windows Server “8” Settings Spreadsheet

The latest Group Policy settings reference spreadsheet that covers the available administrative template settings and security settings for Windows Server “8” Beta, Windows 8 Consumer Preview and all earlier versions of Windows is now available in the download center here: http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/F/B/8FBD2E85-8852-45EC-8465-92756EBD9365/WindowsServer8BetaandWindows8ConsumerPreviewGroupPolicySettings.xlsx To see the description of what is contained in this latest version before downloading,…

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