ADPREP Challenges

I had an interesting challenge last month and figured that this is a great one for my blog.   Being based in England, I had never come across this issue before so it was very interesting.   I arrived on a customer site to help perform a Windows Server 2008 schema update and make sure that all…

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Registry.pol fun

Hi all,     This month, I ran into an interesting challenge to do with group policies.  Specifically, I was trying to figure out why a client was not getting a specific setting.   While it is was the Group Policy Object (GPO) and it the version of the GPT.ini in SYSVOL was in sync, the client…

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GPMC Error

Hi All,           I have been working on some servers recently with my good friend Mohnish and we came across an interesting error with the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) Service Pack 1 (specifically).  It seems that every time the administrator tries to click on the settings tab of ANY Group Policy Object (GPO), we…


Playing with NAP

Hi all,       I have been playing with Network Access Protection (NAP) recently and have a few pointers that may help you all out 🙂 Event ID 204 on the NAP server is raised when clients do not meet policy requirements Event ID 201 on NAP server is raised when clients do not meet the…


Advanced Group Policy Management V3

I was looking into AGPM v3 recently and thought that it would be good to put a reference to it on my Blog.   The challenging thing is, this is a great tool but you have to know about it first to then realise it!. If you like Group Policies, then you will love this tool. …