Group Policy Team Blog

Microsoft's official Group Policy blog

Managing ADMX Changes in Windows 10

This blog post was written by Mark Empson, who is a Premier Field Engineer based in the UK. Back in...

Author: Zachary J Alexander Date: 03/28/2017

ADMX Version History

Hi Everyone, Update October 30, 2017 My name is Kai Ohnesorge and I am working with Microsoft in a...

Author: Zachary J Alexander Date: 10/12/2016

Configuration Management on Servers

Nano Server is a remotely administered headless server operating system optimized for private clouds...

Author: Zachary J Alexander Date: 05/09/2016

Modern Windows Management

The Intune blog has a new post, "The Path to Modernizing Windows Management". It discusses the...

Author: GPTeam Date: 03/28/2016

GP MVP Activity

We already talked about Darren's tool to investigate Group Policy performance, so here's what some...

Author: GPTeam Date: 06/07/2013

Group Policy and Logon Impact

You can make decisions as you design and deploy your Group Policy Objects (GPOs) that will have an...

Author: GPTeam Date: 05/23/2013

Group Policy Deployment: Core Network Companion Guide

We have a new document in our technet library. The Core Network Companion Guide has a section...

Author: GPTeam Date: 12/18/2012

Listing Disabled GPOs in a Forest

This blog post is written by Judith, our technical writer, and based on an old blog post by Jeffrey...

Author: GPTeam Date: 12/11/2012

Group Policy in Windows Server 2012: Infrastructure Status

  You may be asking yourself, “What does infrastructure status have to do with Group Policy”....

Author: GPTeam Date: 11/29/2012

Group Policy in Windows Server 2012: Results Report Improvements

  Another change we made in Windows Server 2012 is in the Resultant Set of Policy reports. In...

Author: GPTeam Date: 11/28/2012

Group Policy in Windows Server 2012: Using Remote GPUpdate

Group Policy in Windows Server 2012: Using Remote GPUpdate If someone calls to say their computer...

Author: GPTeam Date: 11/27/2012

Group Policy in Windows Server 2012: Overview

Now that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have been released, we’d like to share with you...

Author: GPTeam Date: 11/26/2012

Group Policy Settings Reference Spreadsheet

The Group Policy settings reference spreadsheet that coversthe available administrative template...

Author: GPTeam Date: 09/24/2012

Windows Server “8” Settings Spreadsheet

The latest Group Policy settings reference spreadsheet that covers the available administrative...

Author: GPTeam Date: 04/16/2012

How to add comment for a GPO with PowerShell

You might have seen GP MVP Jeremy Moskowitz’s post on how to recycle GPO comments. While Jeremy...

Author: GPTeam Date: 07/13/2011

Listing all GPOs in the current forest

This post was written by Judith, a technical writer for Group Policy. This is the second post in a...

Author: GPTeam Date: 06/10/2011

RSAT & GP Cmdlets

This post was written by Judith, a technical writer for Group Policy. This will be the first post in...

Author: GPTeam Date: 06/09/2011

Get GPO Backup with Powershell

Jeff Hicks, one of Microsoft’s Powershell MVPs, has written a great script for managing GPO...

Author: GPTeam Date: 05/24/2011

Copy and Merge GPOs through Powershell

Ashley McGlone has a great script up for merging GPOs together through powershell. I wish I had this...

Author: GPTeam Date: 01/19/2011

AGPM Least Privilege for Child Domain

Michael has covered “least privilege” for AGPM before (the Active Directory team followed up with a...

Author: GPTeam Date: 10/22/2010

Tales from the Community - Deleting a registry value

Tales from the Community – Deleting registry values Okay, I've seen this question in the...

Author: GPTeam Date: 10/01/2010

More on searching group policy

Here’s a quick follow-up to our last post on the existence of GPO search. One of our MVPs,...

Author: GPTeam Date: 09/14/2010

Group Policy Videos

We've got two new videos for you!The TechNet guys dropped by to ask Lilia some questions (always a...

Author: GPTeam Date: 09/03/2010

More powershell & group policy

I do not know about you but I LOVE PowerShell, especially the Group Policy cmdlets. Unfortunately, I...

Author: GPTeam Date: 07/27/2010

Group Policy & Scripting

Hey, Scripting Guy! has a great series of posts around Group Policy & scripting:Using group...

Author: GPTeam Date: 07/23/2010

Cross post: AskDS Group Policy Search Settings in the cloud

Kapil posted a great article about a new tool created by Stephanus Schulte and Jean-Pierre Regente....

Author: GPTeam Date: 06/28/2010

Re-post: Darren Mar-Elia's "Controlling Shares on Windows Systems"

Darren Mar-Elia, aka GPOGuy, wrote a cool post about using Group Policy Preferences to remove...

Author: GPTeam Date: 06/22/2010

Importing and Exporting with AGPM

Thanks for tuning in this lovely Friday! Time for a glimpse into the advanced side of Group Policy,...

Author: GPTeam Date: 06/11/2010

Scripts I Mentioned

Hey everyone at MMS (or TechReady, or anywhere for that matter) If you've followed my advice and...

Author: GPTeam Date: 04/20/2010

How long does this script / WMI Filter take?

I was reading GP MVP Darren Mar-Elia’s forum about WMI Filters and discovered a sweet...

Author: GPTeam Date: 03/19/2010

WMI Filter Friday

It’s Friday and it’s sunny in my neighborhood, which means it is blog posting time! Let’s talk about...

Author: GPTeam Date: 03/19/2010

Visual C# Samples Using the GPMC Class Library Published!

We're pleased to inform that four new Visual C# samples have been published to the MSDN Library that...

Author: GPTeam Date: 03/09/2010

Troubleshooting Group Policy

Troubleshooting Group Policy can be a pain. I agree. When I try out new awesome Group Policy...

Author: GPTeam Date: 02/19/2010

GP Editorial: Group Policy Best Practices

Lots of people ask the Group Policy Team: What are the best settings to configure? What is the most...

Author: GPTeam Date: 01/25/2010

How to Install GPMC on Server 2008, 2008 R2, and Windows 7 (via RSAT)

Happy Holidays!https://www.youtube.com/user/jeremymoskowitz#p/u/0/UsYkbLzVsM8 This is the Group...

Author: GPTeam Date: 12/23/2009

Tales from the Community: Enforced vs. Block Inheritance

From the Group Policy TechNet Forum, featuring Florian, ever-helpful Group Policy MVP: Hi What is...

Author: GPTeam Date: 12/18/2009

TechEd Australia 2009 talks published

If you couldn't make it to the TechEd Australia 2009 conference in the Gold Coast, you missed a lot...

Author: GPTeam Date: 12/17/2009

Why didn't my Group Policy settings apply?

Here’s a brief summary of everything you need to know about the way Group Policy applies, care of...

Author: GPTeam Date: 12/17/2009

Tales from the Community: How do I deploy Windows 7 policy settings

From the Newsgroups:"Hi! In order to use all of windows 7 AD Policies you need to be running Windows...

Author: GPTeam Date: 12/16/2009

Reposted : 5 Group Policy Myths

I wish I had written this myself. Please read...

Author: GPTeam Date: 12/15/2009

Group Policy Cmdlets in Windows PowerShell Released!

In a previous post, Lilia wrote an Introduction to Windows PowerShell Cmdlets in Windows 7. Windows...

Author: GPTeam Date: 11/03/2009

Cross post: Terminal Server 2003 issues with Group Policy Preferences History Folder

I blogged on my blog today an article on Windows 2003 Terminal Servers and Group Policy Preferences...

Author: GPTeam Date: 10/28/2009

Windows 7 - Do I need to change my Active Directory for new Group Policy features?

Now that you’ve obviously purchased, installed, and started playing with your Windows 7...

Author: GPTeam Date: 10/27/2009

Group Policy Preferences : Colorful and Mysteriously Powerful, just like Windows 7

How could something like CRUD be desirable? In Group Policy world, even the impossible becomes...

Author: GPTeam Date: 10/26/2009

Group Policy Changes in Windows XP SP3

Im seeing tons of people on forums trying to find the Group Policy Changes in XP SP3 and Windows 7....

Author: GPTeam Date: 10/20/2009

TechEd Europe - Windows Server 2008 R2 GP Changes Session

I mentioned previously that I might be attending TechEd Europe this year to present on Windows...

Author: GPTeam Date: 10/13/2009

Managing Power with Group Policy Preferences: TechEd Online Video

We've mentioned managing power a couple times here on the blog, including a brief introduction and a...

Author: GPTeam Date: 10/09/2009

Interested in managing desktops with an online service? Get in on the private beta!

Want to test out and use new bits for Microsoft’s new hosted management service? A good friend...

Author: GPTeam Date: 10/07/2009

A customer reported an issue to me recently where the customer reported that when using AGPM 3.0,...

Author: GPTeam Date: 10/05/2009

Configuring a Power Plan with Group Policy Preferences (by Alan Burchill)

Alan and I had a great time presenting about Group Policy Preferences at TechEd Australia a few...

Author: GPTeam Date: 09/30/2009

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