New site found

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This is just one of those things that you need to share quickly.

http://gps.cloudapp.net/

I think you will have it more easier to find your setting for a GPO here instead of trying to find it in GPO-editor.

Well done! :)


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Download ADMX RTM for Windows Server 2008

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MS has released ADMX RTM for you to download.

If you haven’t copied them from your Windows Server 2008 to SYSVOL for management download this package and move it into SYSVOL for all your administrators.

Instructions and everyhing is on the download page which you find here


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Starter Group Policy Objects for download

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MS has released two packages of Starter GPO’s that you can download.

These Starter GPO’s are recommended settings for Windows XP and Windows Vista. It contains Settings for “Specialized Security— Limited Functionality (SSLF)” and “Enterprise Client (EC)”.

Of course you need RSAT to manage these Starter GPO’s

Download them here


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Remote Server Administration Tools available now!

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Finally MS has released the new RSAT for Windows Vista.
This means that you won’t need to remote control your Windows Server 2008 to handle Group Policy Preference, you can now do it directly from your management station instead using these tools.

Don’t forget to install Service Pack 1 for Vista first (it’s mandatory).

Windows Vista Service Pack 1

RSAT for Windows Vista x86

RSAT for Windows Vista x64

Knowledgebase Article


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GPO Accelerator available

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GPO Accelerator is now available as a download at:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=A46F1DBE-760C-4807-A82F-4F02AE3C97B0&displaylang=en

This program contains a lot of templates (GPO’s) which are for securing your environment. This to save loads of workhours for securing and preparing a your environment.

Don’t forget to read the documentation and please try the settings on a few computers first before applying to everyone.


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“New” forum for GP-questions

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MS has created a “new” forum for GP-questions.
It has been there since beginning of February so it’s quite new still.

http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=2023&SiteID=17

If you don’t find the existing forums enough then you can always check and ask you questions also here. :)


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CSE for Windows Group Policy Preference

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Microsoft has finally released the new CSE’s required to recieve settings done in the new GP Preference that is released with Windows Server 2008.

They are now here for XP, Server 2003 and Vista

Download:

Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP (KB943729)
Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB943729)
Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows Vista (KB943729)
Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows Vista x64 Edition (KB943729)
Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows Server 2003 (KB943729)
Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB943729)


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Good or bad code writing

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Sometimes people get too much time :)

Today while walking the net I came to read this blogpost about “Good or bad code”.

Starting from today this is also how I will eval my code when writing scripts :D

New Unit of Reviewed Code Quality


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New: Group Policy settings reference for Windows Server 2008

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Microsoft has released a new Group Policy settings reference and this time for Windows Server 2008.

This file contains all Group Policy settings since Windows 2000 so this is the only file you need. For Windows Server 2008 24 new settings are available where 12 of them are for Terminal Services functionallity.

This reference file is also for the new admx/adml-format so to know for sure you can use settings described in this file you need to start using Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008 to configure your GPO’s.

Download the new reference file here (xls and xlsx file available)


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Is this for real?

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I know I haven’t written anything in a long time and I sure will start writting some more soon again but I saw this blog-post today (in Swedish) which has a link to a “Windows Help and How-to”

Even if it’s only Tuesday this must be selected as funniest this week.

Opening the Windows Vista box

I still can’t understand what they where thinking about when they wrote this! :D


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