Security Policy Settings and User Account Control

Last week I finished my ramblings about Power Management and Group Policy. I decided to change this week’s discussion…sort of. My earlier blogs were about new registry-based policy settings. However, this week I want to focus on security policy settings, specifically security policy settings regarding User Account Control.   User Account Control in Windows Vista…

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New Group Policy, Folder Redirection, and Profiles Documentation

We released new documentation on Group Policy, Folder Redirection, and User Profiles. Also, we released a spreadsheet that includes Group Policy settings from Windows Vista Beta 2 and we are working on a RC1 version.   Step-by-Step Guide to Managing Multiple Local Group Policy   This guide introduces IT administrators to the fundamental concepts needed…

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Windows Vista RC1, my TechEd Presentation and the Wiki…

Windows Vista RC1 is done and it’s looking pretty darn spiffy! I have to say that the progress in the past month or so – particularly in terms of performance – has been tremendous. Obviously I use Windows Vista on my regular machines at work but over the weekend I also installed RC1 at home…

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Vista has the Power: Part Two of Two

Last week I introduced new Power Management policy settings included in Windows Vista. In the first of a two-part series, I wrote about Button, Hard Disk, and Notification settings. This week, I complete my review of Power Management by writing about the last two categories: Sleep; and Video and Display settings.   As a reminder,…

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Windows XP: Don’t Forget About Me…

I have two (wonderful) daughters and, like most parents, my wife and I regularly face little sibling wars. Our youngest daughter, in particular, is an absolute delight but has – how can I say – a “strong personality”. Now, I don’t know if there is any science behind this (and it’s certainly not the basis…

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Vista has the Power: Part One of Two

Vista has the Power: Part 1 of 2   Last week I wrote about the policy settings that you use to control the Event Logging service. As promised, this week we move to the wonderful world of policy controlled Power Management.   Windows Vista provides a tremendous amount of power management support through Group Policy….

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More Control over the Event Logging service

Ok, its time for another update in the continuous saga of new Group Policy settings included with Windows Vista. This week I am going to focus on policy settings for the Event Logging Service.   For clarity, these settings control the Event Logging service; the service responsible for capturing and writing events throughout Windows. These…

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To USB or not to USB: Removable Storage, Group Policy and Windows Vista

I was thinking this past weekend on what exactly should I blog, specifically what about Group Policy. It occurred to me, we have a many new policy settings shipping with Windows Vista. There are too many to list individually so I decide the blog would be a perfect way to introduce the new policy settings…

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Where’s our stuff? The story of our invisible documents…

We have a lot of great Group Policy docs out there – and many have been there for a loooonnnng time. But we can probably do a better job on the discoverability front! I’ve presented at TechEd for the last few years and like to take a pulse of whether people know about the documentation…

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The Group Policy Blog Lives!

OK, we’d be the first to admit that we took a while to catch on but the Group Policy team has finally caught the wave – we have a blog!! Yes, a tad overdue but we’re here now and we hope you’ll find this a valuable, informative and enjoyable read. We’ve taken a slightly different approach…

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