GP Technet home page receives facelift and new settings reference released!

Hey Group Policy gurus, On Friday May 4th, the Group Policy team removed the curtain off the new Group Policy home page. The new home page, found at, has various Group Policy resources, which span across multiple version of Windows.  So, check it out and fill our heads with great praise. But, be sure…


Installing Office 2007 using Group Policy Software Installation

Hey Group Policy Advocates!   The Office team published a great “how to” on installing Office 2007 using Group Policy. The Office 2007 Resource Kit includes this documentation. You can view it online at the Microsoft TechNet site.   Here’s a direct link   Mike Stephens, Technical Writer, Group Policy


Coming soon! Group Policy TechNet Chat Feb 7th…

Join the Group Policy team’s TechNet Chat…( Group Policy: Windows Vista Configuration ManagementMembers of the Group Policy Product Development teams will be able to answer questions about new Windows Vista GP features, new settings, and Troubleshooting tools. Windows Vista improves network awareness and GP Service availability; the new XML-format Administrative Templates files (ADMX files) provide…


ADM Files available for Internet Explorer 7 for Windows and PowerShell for Windows

Great News. The Group Policy team has published installation packages that distribute ADM files (below) for use with Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003 SP1. Administrative Templates for Internet Explorer 7 for WindowsDownload from: Administrative Template file for PowerShell for Windows.Download from: Cheers Mike Stephens, Technical Writer, Group Policy


Desktop Standard and Microsoft

I’m guessing many Group Policy administrators already know this (it’s been two whole days since this was announced!!) but just in case… The Group Policy team at Microsoft is very excited about the recent announcement of acquisition of Desktop Standard, a successful ISV serving the needs of those involved with Group Policy. We’re in the midst…


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…