Category: Group Policy

Group Policy ADMX and Management Console Downloads

I find myself constantly having to find ADMX files or the RSAT downloads whether for myself or for friends/colleagues that I’m helping solve a problem.  Rather than constantly searching for them, I’ve put together a [hopefully] full list of the RSAT and ADMX downloads for all of Microsoft’s products.  If you see something missing or […]

Use Group Policy to Log Out Users After Inactivity

Shared or multi-user computers come with their own unique management issues.  Fast User Switching allows someone like a receptionist to leave programs running while taking breaks, but also allows other users of that same system to leave their applications running even when they may not return to the computer for hours or days later. With […]

Targeting OS Platform/Bitness with Group Policy Preferences

I’ve had several people ask about targeting the bit level/bitness/platform of Windows with Group Policy Preferences using Item Level Targeting who were having problems getting it to work properly. Before we jump in, I should probably define bitness since I only first heard the term a few months back (Sorry… no… I can’t claim credit […]

Group Policy Hotfixes

KB2862565 – AppLocker blocks administrators and other high privileged group’s users from executing files on a Windows 7 SP1-based or Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1-based computer KB2849027 – Internet Explorer 10 security settings are silently applied to client computers when you use GPMC to view the Group Policy Preferences settings in Windows 8 or Windows […]

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