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  • Blog Post: William Stanek: Group Policy Preferences consolidated info

    William here. Earlier this year and last year, I wrote quite a few posts for the Microsoft Press blog. Readers have been writing in to ask me if I could make those posts available in a more portable form. I thought about this for a while as I had wanted to use the materials in a book. In the meantime...
  • Blog Post: William Stanek: On Windows Server 2008 R2

    William here. I wrote the November 2009 cover story for TechNet Magazine to provide an advanced primer for Windows Server 2008 R2. Now Windows Server 2008 R2 is here in a big way and you can learn all about its key features in my new book Windows Server 2008 Administrator’s Pocket Consultant, Second...
  • Blog Post: William Stanek: Story from the trenches & a few answers

    William here. Remember the story from Tuesday? So was there a disk quota problem or not? Was I just going out on a crazy limb? What do you think? The answer: No, not crazy. Not really . Disk quotas really were being applied and enforced. The status of “Disk quotas are enabled” proved that and when...
  • Blog Post: William Stanek: We interrupt our regularly scheduled broadcast

    William here. I know I promised to continue the discussion of Group Policy preferences. Next up was supposed to be a look at configuring special preferences by using editing states, but trust me you’re going to appreciate this interruption just as much. So here’s what happened: A friend of mine who works...
  • Blog Post: William Stanek: Applying Group Policy Preferences with CRUD

    William here. Up for continuing our discussion about Group Policy Preferences? Hope so, so here goes… Unlike Group Policy settings, which you set to an Enabled, Disabled, or Not Configured state, you configure most preferences by using one of four actions. These actions are: Create, Replace, Update,...
  • Blog Post: William Stanek: Going past go with Group Policy Preferences

    William here. Last time I talked about what Group Policy Preferences are and aren’t. So now let’s start looking at how you can use them to make your life easier. Unlike GP settings which apply to both local computer policy and Active Directory policy, GP preferences only apply to Active Directory policy...
  • Blog Post: William Stanek: Getting the green light on Group Policy Preferences

    Mr. Stanek starts our day: William here. Okay, call me a zealot. I probably am but when a technology works I’m not afraid to say it (and I’m not afraid to proclaim it from the rooftops either), so here I go with a bold statement: I just don’t understand why Group Policy Preferences (GPP) aren’t being...
  • Blog Post: New book: Windows Group Policy Administrator's Pocket Consultant

    William Stanek strikes again. Windows Group Policy Administrator's Pocket Consultant (336 pages, ISBN: 9780735626768) will be available on February 11 (and is available for pre-order now ). It’s William’s 98th published book and 30th for Microsoft Press. His 99th and 100th books will be Windows 7 Administrator...
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