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Mar
24
2016

The “Why Group Policy is Not Dead” Manifesto

If you thought only crazy people wrote Manifestos, then call me crazy. Yes, I’m crazy for Group Policy, and I also get a little crazy about Group Policy’s misunderstandings and misunderstood place in the modern “mobile first, cloud first” world Microsoft has in mind and where might all go someday. In this manifesto I get to talk about something that’s really, really, really been bothering me (and hence, making me crazy enough to write a manifesto.) That is, I cannot tell you how many times IT Admins like you have walked up to me, and with great concern on your […]

Mar
15
2016

Hide your name and email in Windows 10 Lock Screen

Found this great little article: http://www.groovypost.com/howto/hide-username-email-photo-windows-10-logon-screen/ It’s very well written. Nice job.  

Mar
14
2016

Interview with Aaron Margosis.. Part 3 of 3: Microsoft Scams, Whitelisting, and Futures !

Part 3: What happens when someone from “Not Microsoft” calls Aaron Notes from Part 3 (the final part of the Interview… here !) Download the audio MP3: https://www.gpanswers.com/media/Aaron-Margosis-Interview-Part3.mp3 Download the ZIP: https://www.gpanswers.com/media/Aaron-Margosis-Interview-Part3.zip Aarons tips to making people more secure. Applocker and DeviceGuard Training: https://www.gpanswers.com/training NSA Application Whitelisting using Microsoft Applocker: https://www.nsa.gov/ia/_files/app/Application_Whitelisting_Using_Microsoft_AppLocker_FINAL.pdf Applocker talk from Jeremy Moskowitz at TechEd 2010: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2010/WCL303 Project Centenial: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2015/2-692 https://devpreviewsignup.windows.com/

Mar
8
2016

Interview with Aaron Margosis: Part 2 of 3 .. Local GPO, SecGuides, what-to-use-for-what-scenario coaching

My interview with Aaron Margosis.. Part 2 ! Learn about LocalGPOs, Security Guides, why Group Policy is still THE BEST WAY to manage domain joined PCs. Option 1 (play directly in the browser): https://www.gpanswers.com/media/Aaron-Margosis-Interview-Part2.mp3 Option 2 (zipped): https://www.gpanswers.com/media/Aaron-Margosis-Interview-Part2.zip  Part 2: SCM: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/solutionaccelerators/cc835245.aspx LGPO http://blogs.technet.com/b/secguide/archive/2016/01/21/lgpo-exe-local-group-policy-object-utility-v1-0.aspx SecGuides: http://blogs.technet.com/b/secguide/ Favorite quote from this part of the interview: “Group policy; it’s been around the longest and is THE BEST WAY to manage domain joined machines” –Aaron Margosis PolicyPak Cloud Service: Extend real GPOs thru the Internet to domain joined and non-domain joined machines https://www.policypak.com/products/policypak-suite-cloud-edition.html PolicyPak MDM Settings Manager: https://www.policypak.com/products/policypak-mdm-settings-manager.html

Mar
4
2016

Interview with Aaron Margosis Part 1 of 3: Get to know Group Policy Analyzer

Hi.. ! I got a chance to sit down with an interview Aaron Margosis from Microsoft in a 3-part Interview ! Learn about Aaron’s upcoming new Sysinternals book, and his new GP Analyzer tool. Part 2 and 3 coming soon… ! NOTE: I wanted to get this out the door as fast as possible, so it’s not yet uploaded to GPanswers.com; and instead is here in Dropbox and also Amazon S3. – Option 1 (play directly in the browser): https://www.gpanswers.com/media/Aaron-Margosis-and-Jeremy-Moskowitz Interview-Part-1.mp3 Option 2 (zipped): https://www.gpanswers.com/media/Aaron-Margosis-and-Jeremy-Moskowitz-Interview-Part-1.zip – Notes from Part 1 of the Interview: Sami Laiho Sysinternals 20th Birthday conference: http://win-fu.com/sysinternals20 Group […]