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Sample chapter: Automating Windows 8.1 Configuration
This chapter from Windows 8.1 Administration Pocket Consultant: Essentials & Configuration introduces essential tasks for understanding and managing Group Policy preferences: Understanding Group Policy preferences Configuring Group Policy preferences Managing preference items
26 Sep 2014
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...
2 Jun 2010
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...
26 Jan 2010
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...
8 Oct 2009
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...
6 Oct 2009
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,...
29 Sep 2009
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...
24 Sep 2009
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...
22 Sep 2009
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...
5 Feb 2009
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