How long does this script / WMI Filter take?

I was reading GP MVP Darren Mar-Elia’s forum about WMI Filters and discovered a sweet PowerShell trick from another awesome friend of the GP team, Thorbjörn Sjövold (CTO of Specops Software) You can use the PowerShell cmdlet “measure-command” to measure the time it takes to run script blocks and cmdlets – this includes WMI filters!…

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WMI Filter Friday

It’s Friday and it’s sunny in my neighborhood, which means it is blog posting time! Let’s talk about WMI filters today, shall we? If I have WMI Filters and Group Policy Preferences targeting, do they cancel out? Does one have precedence? Will the world explode? My answers are: No, Yes, and Maybe someday (but that’s…

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Visual C# Samples Using the GPMC Class Library Published!

We’re pleased to inform that four new Visual C# samples have been published to the MSDN Library that demonstrate using the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) Class Library to perform some basic GP tasks. Note that all samples include step-by-step instructions as well as complete code-listings for standalone Visual C# console applications that can be…

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Troubleshooting Group Policy

Troubleshooting Group Policy can be a pain. I agree. When I try out new awesome Group Policy Preferences, or I experiment with the GP cmdlets, I am sometimes stumped. Here’s what we do when we are troubleshooting our own test environments on the Group Policy team: Read it like this: I have a problem. Did…

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GP Editorial: Group Policy Best Practices

Lots of people ask the Group Policy Team: What are the best settings to configure? What is the most secure GPO we can deploy? I’ve been talking about this a lot with the Group Policy customer support folks, and the topic resulted in the following editorial. We try to provide guidance with this blog, videos…

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