How to Install GPMC on Server 2008, 2008 R2, and Windows 7 (via RSAT)

Happy Holidays!   This is the Group Policy present you’ve been asking for : a step by step video of how to install the GPMC using a GUI or a commandline from Jeremy Moskowitz, one of our fantastic MVPs! Jeremy also walks you through how to install the GPMC (Group Policy Management Console) using RSAT…


TechEd Australia 2009 talks published

If you couldn’t make it to the TechEd Australia 2009 conference in the Gold Coast, you missed a lot of great presentations! Luckily, they were recorded and published here: What’s new in Win7/Server 2008 R2 (Gutnik) SRV310 The Power of Preferences (Burchill and Gutnik)  CLI308 Enjoy 🙂 LiliaG (the G stands for Gutnik)…


Tales from the Community: How do I deploy Windows 7 policy settings

From the Newsgroups: “Hi!   In order to use all of windows 7 AD Policies you need to be running Windows Server 2008 R2?Can i get a list of Group Policies that i cannot be leveraging when a windows 7 client is in a windows 2003 domain?   Pero”   Hey Pero, Good to hear…


Group Policy Changes in Windows XP SP3

Im seeing tons of people on forums trying to find the Group Policy Changes in XP SP3 and Windows 7. It seems that both Google and Bing dont return the relevant results if you search for “Group Policy Changes XP SP3” because of all the noise of people asking where they are… So for your enjoyment…


Windows 7 ADMX Settings Spreadsheet Released

We have received numerous questions about when the Group Policy Settings Spreadsheet would be updated for the new Windows 7 ADMX settings. I am happy to announce that new version has been completed and is available from the Download Center. In addition to the new spreadsheet we have also taken the opportunity to consolidate the…


Cool Articles: Group Policy Modeling, Windows 7 / Server 2008 R2 functionality

I just read a couple of great articles written in the past couple months about Group Policy. Ever wondered which policy is going to ‘win’ on a client with overlapping settings from different GPOs? Want to know more about Starter GPO’s or Preferences? Read on…   The first one walks through how to diagnose hierarchy issues…


GP Preferences: Add a new printer, set as default

You might know GP Preferences is great for mapping drives, pushing out shortcuts, and adding new folders. But did you know that you can use GP Preferences to add a printer and set it as default? Check it out: Here’s the Devices and Printers inventory on my Windows 7 Client machine: one shared Canon printer….


Group Policy on TechNet Edge

Watch Michael Kleef and I talk about what’s new in Group Policy in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 on TechNet Edge. We’re on the front page today! Go here: to check it out. The video’s a bit long (18 minutes) but it talks about some examples of using the PowreShell cmdlets and…


Check a setting in all GPO’s continued (scripts, firewall, GP Preferences and more)

 I mentioned this in the last post, here are some more examples.  To download the script, check the ‘Attachments’ link by clicking on this post’s title and then scrolling to the bottom. Quick refresher:   This script’s usage is as follows:   SearchGPOsForSetting.ps1 [–IsComputerConfiguration] <Boolean> [-Extension] <String> [-Where] <String> [-Is] <String> [[-Return] <String>] [[-DomainName] <String>]…