Missing Internet Explorer Maintenance option from GPMC with Windows 7 / 2008 R2

One of the changes with Windows 8 and Group Policy was that the Internet Explorer Maintenance section of GPMC was removed from under Windows Settings (see Interesting Change to Group Policy in Server 2012/Windows 8). However people have been noticing that the same Internet Explorer Maintenance option is removed from GPMC when they now install …

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Disappearing Folder Redirection Issues with Windows 7

Thanks to a tip off from fellow MVP Darren Mar-Elia about fairly common issues with Folder Redirection in Windows 7. In short there is a pretty significant issue in Folder Redirection if configured incorrectly that could result in a loss of data for users. There is a mitigation of this issues however this is broken …

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How to implement Internet Explorer 10 Group Policy with Windows 7

Internet Explorer 10 has been out for a while now if you are using Windows 8 however Microsoft has only just released IE 10 for Windows 7. So If you are not contemplating upgrading to Windows 8 but do want the goodness of the improved HTML 5 support of IE 10 then it might be …

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What’s up with GPOs in Windows Server 2012

First off… Merry Christmas (or seasons greeting)… Secondly sorry I have been slack with updating my web site lately but I have been really busy at work and since Christmas Day (which is also my birthday) I have been playing lots of FarCry 3 and Star Wars The Old Republic so…. sorry… But, If you …

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Group Policy Search Engine v1.1.4

If you are like me and are forever forgetting the name or exact locations of that Group Policy setting you know exist but just can’t remember you will be glad to know that the Group Policy Search Engine has now been updated. This web site allows you to quickly search for all of the Windows …

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