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
Wanted to learn the “voodoo” of how Group Policy works.
After taking the class, [Group Policy] doesn't seem like voodoo anymore.
I found out in this class [that] I don't have to touch every machine.
I enjoyed the course immensely.
Bernard Kong Network Analyst Bayport Credit Union Newport News, Virginia
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
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
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
Was at square one with Group Policy.
Knew that if you didn’t use Group Policy correctly, you could mess things up “really fast, in a big way.”
It will save time and money not having to go out to all the desktops to make all those changes.
I got great value out of the class...now I know a lot.
In the long run, we're going to save a lot of man hours.
Dennis Lorimor ESCO Corporation Portland, Oregon
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
Has been working with GPOs since Windows 2000 and wanted to learn more advanced information.
Had a slow log on time back at the home office.
I figured out why my [slow logon time] was happening. I VPN'ed in...and fixed the problem.
I'm glad I didn't skip [the Essentials class].
If you're on the fence about coming to this class, an deven if you've been doing GP for awhile...it would be well worth your time to make the trip.
Danny Wortman Central Electric Power Cooperative Missouri
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
3 years Group Policy experience
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
The GPanswers.com forum is closed now (thanks, spammers!)
But we encourage you to join us at LinkedIn in the “GPO Stuff” group.
Jeremy is regular there, and there is a reasonable system to prevent junk posts.
In all, we think it’s the right place to go for Group Policy-specific questions.
It’s a private group, but just JOIN it, and the owner should approve your request.
See you there !
-Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP