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Apr
1
2008

Bugs in the ointment (one in a series)

There are -lots- of bugs in Vista RTM. Some are in the Group Policy space. I’m not beating up the GP team in any way by reporting these facts to you. Indeed, it’s my goal to help locate these bugs, and let you and the team know of them (together). That way, YOU can work around these bugs and THEY can whomp ‘em. So, stay tuned for lots of little things here and there which need a little spackle. Bug #1: GP Filtering

Apr
1
2008

Want to be a part of the next GP book?

If you’ve ever wanted to see your name in lights, now’s the chance. I need someone to help me “walk” through the material I have in my first four chapters. And, take screenshots along the way. It’s that easy. If you’ve done any technical writing in the past (magazines, books, tech papers), that’s a plus. (Again, it’s only the first four chapters.) Must have access to VMware workstation or VMware Server, XP, and Vista RTM ( I can help you get set up if you need be, but it’s better if youv’e got these things already.) I need ONE, very […]

Apr
1
2008

Folder Redirection woes?

Has anyone ever tried to change the underlying GPO used to force folder redirection? Have you ever had it blow up on you? And you’ve got clients with lots of “My Documents” files and they’re NOT sitting on the new server? Send me an email and tell me your story. Thanks.

Apr
1
2008

GPLogview tool

Vista has a whole new event log with a zillion GP events in it. Of course, details in some upcoming newsletter. For those trailblaizers though, there is a tool to help you parse those Vista logs. The GPLogview tool was published on the Microsoft Download Center the other day: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=75004 . Send me an email with how it works for you.

Apr
1
2008

Interesting little document

I was trolling around for something else, but stumbled across this: http://tinyurl.com/sdcnc It has about 10 pages on how to use GP to make Vista revert it’s look and feel to XP. I would snag a copy, because I see no other links to it anywhere, and who knows if it’ll go away anytime soon.