A Treatise on Group Policy Troubleshooting–now with GPSVC Log Analysis!

Hi all, David Ani here from Romania. This guide outlines basic steps used to troubleshoot Group Policy application errors using the Group Policy Service Debug logs (gpsvc.log). A basic understanding of the logging discussed here will save time and may prevent you from having to open a support ticket with Microsoft. Let's get started. The…

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Circle Back to Loopback

Hello again!  Kim Nichols here again.  For this post, I’m taking a break from the AD LDS discussions (hold your applause until the end) and going back to a topic near and dear to my heart – Group Policy loopback processing. Loopback processing is not a new concept to Group Policy, but it still causes…


Updated Group Policy Search service

Mike here with an important service announcement.  In June of 2010, guest poster Kapil Mehra introduced the Group Policy Search service.  The Group Policy Search (GPS) service is a web application hosted on Windows Azure, which enables you to search for registry-based Group Policy settings used in Windows operating systems. It’s a "plezz-shzaa" to announce…


Monthly Mail Sack: Yes, I Finally Admit It Edition

Heya folks, Ned here again. Rather than continue the lie that this series comes out every Friday like it once did, I am taking the corporate approach and rebranding the mail sack. Maybe we’ll have the occasional Collector’s Edition versions. This week month, I answer your questions on: The semi-myth of Kerberos time skew Finding…