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Oct
28
2014

Yet Another GP Problem.. that really isn’t really a Group Policy problem.

Here’s a link to a classic issue I see. The “alarm” gets raised that there is some kind of GP issue. But when you get down and acquire ACTUAL DATA, you find .. it’s not GP at all. Link to article on Microsoft’s website. More information on my speech at TechEd 2014 here. Additional awesome getting started info on WPA here.

Oct
2
2014

Initial Blog Posts and links from Microsoft about Windows 10

In some more serious news about Windows 10, I wanted to share some blog posts about Windows 10 Technical Preview for Enterprise : – http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/ – http://blogs.windows.com/business/ Here’s a link to the download page: – http://technet.microsoft.com/evalcenter/dn781243 (server) -http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-windows-technical-preview-for-enterprise (client) Also, Microsoft has forums setup on TechNet to help people with questions and feedback – http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?category=WinPreview2014 Hope this is fun and helpful !

Oct
2
2014

Why is it Windows 10 and not Windows 9?

I posed the question to my friends at GPanswers.com and asked “Why do you think it was called Windows 10 and not Windows 9?” I got a *LOT* of emails regarding “Why Microsoft skipped Windows 9 and jumped right to 10.” Let’s start out with some of my German friends who basically said I was dead wrong about my theory that it would be “Windows Nein!” . – “As a native German speaker I want to say that Germans often – and explicitly IT-Germans – speak a kind of pidgin English. So they usually would say: Windows (in English) Neun […]

Jul
28
2014

Get back the “Are you sure you want to delete a file” prompt (in Windows 8) using Group Policy.

This is a little video I made to show you how to: Manually bring back the “Are you sure” prompt … say, if you had one computer to do this on. Or Automatically using Group Policy, if you had, say, 8 zillion computers to do this on. Video is under two minutes long. Here it is. Enjoy.  

Jul
8
2014

Latest Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2 ADMX Templates now available

Microsoft from time to time publishes updated Admin Templates (ADMX and ADML) files when a new OS is released. The latest download is now available at: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43413 They usually also produce an updated settings spreadsheet, but that’s on the way, and not here yet. To be honest: The best way you’re going to learn how to use and manage these files is if you take my live or online Group Policy training. I really, really go over this in depth. But, as a service to the community, I have this video, from the last time Microsoft released ADMX files. So […]

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