Jeremy Moskowitz is a Microsoft Group Policy MVP and founder of GPanswers.com and PolicyPak Software.
Jeremy teaches Group Policy hands-on training to IT administrators who want to make their business more secure by using Group Policy.
He runs GPanswers.com, a forum for Group Policy enthusiasts and also founded PolicyPak Software, an innovative add-on that allows admins to dictate, enforce and remediate application settings. Jeremy is also author of several Group Policy Books, including “Group Policy: Fundamentals, Security, and the Managed Desktop, 2nd Edition”.
He has been seen speaking at Microsoft TechEd, Microsoft MMS, Windows Connections and many others.
Jeremy has performed Windows NT, Active Directory and Group Policy planning, training and implementation for some of the world’s largest organizations.
Jeremy is one of only twelve Microsoft Group Policy MVPs in the world.
Jeremy is available for consultations with your company, speaking at your events, or writing custom publications.
James I. Conrad, MCSE 2003, Server+, A+, Certified Ethical Hacker.
For years, James Conrad has been a sought-after consultant and trainer for Fortune 500 companies. James has been an exam writer for Microsoft MCSE exams and was a key contributor in determining MCSE exam objectives in the Microsoft Certification and Skills Assessment division.
He has trained and consulted for Intel, UCLA, Raytheon, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, MCI Worldcom, Sprint, Exxon-Mobil, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Bureau of Land Management, and many others.
James writes internal training materials for current Windows products and has authored Windows 2000 Server for Computer Associates, and Windows XP Desktop Administration for the Windows Consulting Group, among others. He has also been a technical editor for many books including The Tips and Tricks Guide to Securing .NET Server by Roberta Bragg and Windows Server 2003 Security: A Technical Reference also by Roberta Bragg. James also wrote the CompTIA Server+ college curriculum for Thomson Learning.
James wrote five Personal Test Center Windows 2000 Professional exam preparation tests for Coriolis. James has also written the popular Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Professional, and CompTIA Network+ certification books for ComputerPrep. James also served as the technical editor for Thomson Learning’s Network+ college curriculum. James is currently the lead instructor for CBT Nuggets, a leading Microsoft, Cisco, and Linux video training source.
Wanted to refine techniques in locking down the desktop and centralize management
[I need] to take away local admin rights and bring them back to us.
The GP Preference extensions are awesome.
It was so, so awesome just to be here and learn what we did in these few days.
Mark Olszewski Technology Architect Great Falls Public Schools Great Falls, Montana
1 year Group Policy experience
1,000 desktops, several hundred laptops, and 8 or 9 business units
Moving from Novel to Microsoft and from an environment where everyone has admin rights to limited admin rights.
The original course showed me what was possible and how best to go about it.
We go through a lot of information on how it works...and a lot of real-world experience.
There's a lot of things I'll be able to use right off the bat.
Dan Palacios Windows Admin Department of Consumer and Business Services State of Oregon
5,000 users and workstations, 3,500 of which are at one site.
Does nothing but GPOs all day long.
Had some printer deployment problems.
The second two days [Group Policy Catch-up] were awesome.
I have about two pages of stuff I want to go back and implement.
I've been to Group Policy courses before...this one I got the most out of.
The Unknown Administrator Federal Government Agency
300 offices worldwide
Struggled with books for awhile, but “you can’t ask questions from a book.”
I learned a better way to roll out a new computer.
I got the personal attention I was looking for out of this class.
The money I paid for this class is going to be more than double or triple in value of what I got out of it.
Glen Davidson IT Operational Manager, Western Hemisphere An International Insurance Adjustment Firm
Has about 4,000 users and uses LanDesk.
Wanted to get upgraded to Group Policy 2.0.
Has issues with HIPPA compliance.
A quick drag and drop Group Policy...will save a lot of money.
[Perfect for] desktop or server administrators.
Mike Reavis LAN/SCCN Administrator Johnson County Government Kansas City, Missouri
Had “messy” Group Policy.
Were hoping to learn both desktop and server techniques.
Are both Microsoft Certified Trainers.
Had we come to the class sooner, we could have avoided buying a lot of unnecessary software and security tools, saved time and customer and user frustration.
I think this class outweighs anything we've taken his year.
Coming together helped us a lot...we've had plenty of a-ha moments.
Steve Maslin and Debby Bruce Desktop Support and Server Manager Tampa International Airport Tampa, Florida
Was confused by Group Policy in the beginning.
Needed to lock down specific applications and desktops.
Took only the Group Policy Essentials class this time.
I learned a lot of things I didn't know about it.
Definitely worth sending someone...your people will work faster and smarter.
I will definitely be back for the remainder of the courses.
Cameron White IT Department Gate Petroleum Jacksonville, Florida
600 users, 125 servers, and 625 desktops.
Had a lot of issues in their environment.
Had a lot of “crafty” solutions in place that didn’t always work.
Day 1-3...3 or 4 problems with instant solutions.
The Advanced class...[taught me] how we can deploy lots of public terminals.
Thousands and thousands of dollars in return investment.
Brian Reers Tech Op Team Leader Lee County Clerk of Courts Fort Myers, Florida
4 months Group Policy experience
800 users, 700 PCs
Needed to disable hardware, applications, and games.
I finally figured out how we would block out USB ports and games and lockdown users. This alone made the entire class an extremely valuable and fun learning experience.
I learned how to use Vista's event viewer to track a single event in group policy. so easy but powerful! I learned how to set up various restrictions on a PC for different users. A tremendously valuable feature!
I can not wait to get back to the office and implement what I have learned. I highly recommend the whole week to anyone who has anything to do with Group Policy. Nothing beats these classes, nothing.
Mark Latham PC Support Specialist Mercy Regional Medical Center Durango, Colorado
Was using Group Policy to its “least advantage.”
Wanted to come to class with the staff so he can understand the “total power of Group Policy” and be sure he was getting the “real answer.”
We'll pay for our time there in the first couple of weeks after we get home.
For me as a manager, the only way I knew I was going to get the real answer was to come and sit through Jeremy's course.
Duane Kellinger MIS Manager Mercy Regional Medical Center Durango, Colorado