Windows 10

How to Customize the Windows 10 Start Menu with Group Policy

Russell Smith shows you how to use and customize the Windows 10 Start menu using group policy, along with steps to configure the default live tiles layout for your users.

Oct 17, 2014|Russell Smith

Active Directory

How Can I Block the Use of Passwords in Group Policy Preferences?

Learn how to update the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) to prevent IT administrators from setting passwords in this new Ask an Admin post.

Jun 30, 2014|Russell Smith


Installing VMware View Group Policy ADM templates

Find out how to load the VMware View administrative template (ADM) files into AD in this walkthrough.

Apr 17, 2014|Brian Suhr

Active Directory

What’s New for Group Policy in Windows 8.1

Learn about the new Group Policy changes that come with the release of Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2, including Group Policy caching and more!

Oct 21, 2013|Darren Mar-Elia


Use Group Policy to Stop Users from Linking Microsoft Accounts to Local or Domain Logins in Windows 8

In this Ask an Admin, learn how to use Group Policy to disable your users' ability to link domain and local computer accounts to Microsoft Accounts.

Sep 10, 2013|Russell Smith

Windows Server

Disabling Adobe Reader XI Updates Using Group Policy

Got control issues? In this tutorial, learn to disable Adobe Reader XI updates using the ever-handy Group Policy.

Aug 9, 2013|Daniel Petri

Windows Server 2012

Forcing a Remote Group Policy Update with GPMC

Take advantage of this new Windows Server 2012 feature and learn how to update Group Policy remotely using the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).

May 28, 2013|Russell Smith

Active Directory

Add Administrative Templates to a Group Policy Object in Windows Server 2008 Domain

Learn about the new XML-based file system in Windows Server 2008 for Administrative Templates for Group Policy Objects. Michael gives a brief overview of these new file types and shows you where they need to go depending on the administrative needs.

Mar 20, 2012|Michael Simmons

Active Directory

Administrative Templates in Server 2008 R2 Group Policy Objects (GPO)

In this post, Michael Simmons explains the functions of the Administrative Templates for Group Policy Objects in Windows Server, specifically, Server 2008 R2. These templates allow a huge range of customization of settings for administrators configuring computers and users in Active Directory.

Feb 20, 2012|Michael Simmons

Windows Server 2008

Deploying Printers Using Group Policy – Networking Printers & Windows 2008 Server Part 2

In this second part of Tom Finnis' article on deploying printers on your network he explains how to assign your printers to specific users and computers using Group Policy and the Active Directory. He also covers in depth how to avoid the most common problem encountered, the lack of built-in support for GPO printer deployment in Windows XP

Sep 29, 2011|Tom Finnis

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