New Group Policy posts to the Microsoft Download Center

Great News. The Group Policy team has published new packages to the Download Center. ADMX Sample files (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=86092) OverviewThis download provides two sets of sample files, created in the ADM and ADMX formats. Example 1 provides the simplest policy setting without any parameters. Example 2 contains an example of all possible parameters for a policy…

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Group Policy Log View tool posted

We are on a bit of a roll! We have recently released the ADMX Migrator, the Windows Vista version of the Group Police Reference Spreadsheet and the ADM files for IE 7 and Powershell. Next up is a new tool for Windows Vista related to Group Policy events. As you may know, we made significant…


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: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=77998 Administrative Template file for PowerShell for Windows.Download from: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=77999 Cheers Mike Stephens, Technical Writer, Group Policy

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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…


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…