This is a yearly re-post / re-edit. It started in 2009 and has been updated yearly. This started out as a post to just my closest friends but has become one of my popular blog entries of all time. Heres my fully updated guide to end-of-year 2015 into 2016. If you’re an IT geek like me, you’re often asked “What kind of laptop should I buy?” If you’re NOT an IT geek, you’re likely asking an IT geek friend What kind of laptop should I buy? This is a guide for both of you. If you’re in IT, this question […]
In the spirit of NOT repeating everything word for word that people have already laid down, I can point you to some very well written articles explaining the basics of Windows Update for Business. That being said, before you dive in, here’s my pre-2 cents / summary of Windows Update for Business (WUB): Windows Update for Business is not (yet another) cloud service. Windows Update for Business is not WSUS in the cloud. (See first bullet point.) Windows Update for Business is a mere SINGLE Group Policy Setting. The point of WUB is to use the GP skills you already […]
RSAT is the “Remote Server Admin Tools.” It’s like the old “Adminpak.MSI”.. but.. it’s got a new name. And its out for Windows 10 now. Here’s the link ! http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45520 Enjoy !
Team: It’s TIME! Windows 10 is out out out.. and with that, so is the latest Group Policy settings ADMX files and corresponding Excel Settings reference. Here is a link to those two resources *AND* a link to my (older but totally still works!) video on WHAT TO DO WITH THE ADMX file DOWNLOAD. So, here are… The ADMX files themselves: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48257 The ADMX settings spreadsheet reference: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25250 Also, please see MY VIDEO on what to do when you download the latest ADMX files. PS: In case anyone ran into the error below after they copied over the new files. […]
I’ve been asked if there’s a Group Policy based way to squelch the messages to “Reserve your copy of Windows 10″ from normal users. The answer is YES, but it’s only REQUIRED for NON-DOMAIN JOINED MACHINES. This is the one-stop-shop for everything from Microsoft: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3080351 There is another article from Microsoft which explains why Windows PRO machines might still get the pop-up, even if they ARE domain-joined and how to stop those machines from getting the upgrade. Okay. The final question though is: how do you get registry items over to your NON-DOMAIN JOINED machines if you don’t want to run […]
The GPanswers.com forum is closed now (thanks, spammers!)
But we encourage you to join us at LinkedIn in the “GPO Stuff” group.
Jeremy is regular there, and there is a reasonable system to prevent junk posts.
In all, we think it’s the right place to go for Group Policy-specific questions.
It’s a private group, but just JOIN it, and the owner should approve your request.
See you there !
-Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP