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Aug
21
2015

RSAT for Windows 10

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 !

Aug
7
2015

Group Policy ADMX Files and Group Policy ADMX Spreadsheet for Windows 10

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. […]

Jul
28
2015

How to block a Windows 10 update using Group Policy and the Cloud (For Windows 7 and Windows 8.1)

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 […]

Jul
1
2015

Manage Windows 10 Start Screen Layout with Group Policy

In this video tip, I’ll show you how to manage the Windows 10 Start Screen Layout with Group Policy. The video is short, sweet and to the point. Video on how to manage Windows 10 Start Screen For more details on how to manage (everything from Windows 7 and onward).. come to my Live or Online GP Training class !  

Feb
25
2015

How To Enable UNC Hardened Access to Prevent JASBUG (MS15-011/KB3000483 & MS15-014/KB3004361)

I didn’t write this. But fellow GPanswers.com Team Member Charles Palmer did ! But, I did have the LEAD GUY at Microsoft (name withheld) check out this post and give it a once-over for accuracy. Got the THUMBS UP, so here’s the how-to. Thanks Charles and also Microsoft. — Microsoft released these two updates in Feb 2015. You can read more about them here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2015/02/10/ms15-011-amp-ms15-014-hardening-group-policy.aspx with an additional FAQ here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2015/02/23/guidance-on-deployment-of-ms15-011-and-ms15-014.aspx In addition to the two KB’s above, KB3004375 is installed at the same time as KB3000483 as they work together. KB3000483 also requires additional configuration in Group Policy. The […]

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