Group Policies

Windows Server 2012 has inbuilt module for managing Group Policy objects in Windows environment. It has a total of 26 cmdlets to serve different types of Group policy operations. In this article I will focus on Get-GPO cmdlet and its usage. You can start with importing the module first. Import-Module GroupPolicy This module is made […]

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Previously I talked about how to read the start menu pinned items and their group details using PowerShell. If you have missed that article, read it from http://techibee.com/powershell/query-start-menu-groups-and-pinned-programs-in-windows-8-1-using-powershell/2395 . In this post I will share my thoughts on customizing the start menu layout for Windows 8.1 based users using Group policies. In my previous post, […]

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Using PowerShell, we can query who has permissions to a given GPO or a list of GPOs. We can do this either using Quest Active Roles cmdlets or by using native cmdlets that comes along with Windows 7 installation. In this post, I am going to demonstrate and show you the native method. To use […]

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Have you started using Group Policy Preferences lately to manage your Windows 7 and Windows 2008 computers? It is possible that Group Policy Preferences can cause increase in login times in your environment if security groups are used for targeting preferences. For example, you may be mapping drives based on user security group membership(ex: sales, […]

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Are you new to Group policies? Looking for a document to get basics? Well Microsoft has recently released a document which helps beginners to understand basics of GPOs. This document explains various components of GPOs and their usage. You can download this document from here

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Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 are having real good amount of new GPO settings that IT administrators can manage on their Client and server computers. These includes, controlling the USB devices, configuring firewall rules, and many more. One can go through gpedit to get a understanding of all the settings but that is time […]

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Windows needs to download and install a software driver from the \<servername> computer print to <printer-name>. Proceed only if you trust the \<servername> compuer and the network. You might see above message with “UAC” prompt┬áto install drivers while adding network printers from a windows 7 computer. This behavior is expected as normal users are not […]

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German AD team has announced a sweet online tool(http://gps.cloudapp.net/default.aspx) which helps windows administrators in easily locating their GPO settings. It’s pretty useful tool in case if you want to refer a setting, regkey, path, description of a particular GPO to a friend or forum member. I like it for two major reasons… 1) The easy […]

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I recently read a article in Microsoft DS blog about the change in the way GPOs processes startup/logon scripts in Windows 7 and Windows 2008. The thing here is that, till XP/2003 days, computer startup/user logon scrips used to get executed in synchronous manner. That means, if you have more than a script configured in […]

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