Group Policy Diagnostic Best Practice Analyzer is now available for download

Have you ever wished for a tool to help you identify Group Policy configuration problems…even those that, at first glance, might not seem to be related to Group Policy? How about a tool that can warn you if your Group Policy configuration might pose a security risk?   The Group Policy Diagnostic Best Practice Analyzer…

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Where Is “Logon Using Dial-Up Connections” in Windows Vista?

  I was thinking about my next blog entry a few weeks back. My research took me through various Web sites, message threads, and articles. Naturally, I wanted something not only pertinent to Group Policy, but also exciting and new (to quote the Love Boat theme song) to many in GP Land. It then came…

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Are You Waiting for Office 2007 System ADMX Files?

Office 2007 System Administrative Templates (ADM) files are currently available for download at the following location. http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=78161 And everyone is asking, but where’s the ADMX versions?  Help, I want to administer Office 2007 from my Windows Vista machine. To be clear, you do not have to wait for the ADMX files to start administering Office 2007…

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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 http://www.microsoft.com/grouppolicy, 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…

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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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Announcing ADMX Migrator

It’s been a great few days here at Microsoft, what with Microsoft Office 2007, Windows Vista and Zune all being released! After a long (loooonnnngg) road, we on the Group Policy team are very excited to see how customers benefit from the fruits of our labors as they deploy Windows Vista. Business customers will start to…

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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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