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Apr
1
2008

Listen to the new Chief speak !

Want to listen to the new Chief of GP, Kevin Sullivan and Jason Leznek, Senior Product Manager for Windows Vista talk about their perspecives about GP? Well, here’s your chance ! Link1 (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/community/tnradio/default.mspx) or Link2 (http://channel9.msdn.com/shows/TechNet_Radio)

Apr
1
2008

Office 2007 via GPSI ?

Has anyone successfully (even in a test lab) deployed Office 2007 to Vista and XP clients using GPSI? Have you successfully created config.xml files and custom.msp files? If yes, I want to hear from you. Please send me a personal email ASAP. Thanks !

Apr
1
2008

Interview with Outgoing GP Team Lead — Michael Dennis

Hello GPanswers.com blog readers. There are some big changes in the world of Group Policy. The Lead Program Manager, Michael Dennis is shifting roles within Microsoft after 9 years and 9 months on the job (to the day!). In this GPanswers.com exclusive, I was able to interview Michael Dennis for an “Exit Interview” to find out some inside scoop about his tenure on the Group Policy team, and where he’s going inside Microsoft. Note to other websites and news sources: because this content is exclusive to GPanswers.com, you may site and source GPanswers.com. But please do not copy it wholesale […]

Apr
1
2008

Yay and boo

Yay: I’ve been accepted as a Group Policy MVP for my third time. Thank you for all who helped me acheive that! Boo! I found _another_ Vista bug {sigh}. Here’s the lashup… If Vista recognizes that your hardware has changed enoughthat you must re-validate.. you are prompted to do so when your next user logs on. After validating, I found the following to be true: 1. Delegated permissions required to see your own GPresults are not available 2. Computer-side policy fails to execute 3. Remote Desktop into the machine becomes impossible All is cleared up with a reboot of the […]

Apr
1
2008

Takeown

Did you know Vista has a take ownership command right in the box? I used to have to do this with a command called “Chown” which I had to download seperately. Now, “takeown.exe” is right there for me. Also, my favorite unix command of all time (whoami) also ships in the box. With whoami /all you can figure out what groups you’re in and what privileges you’ve got. What’s neat is that because Vista has “split token” SIDs, you won’t actually see all your Privileges — even if you log in with Domain Administrator credentials. You only get to USE […]