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Group Policy Resources

I just posted several links for Group Policy-related web resources to my del.icio.us bookmarks list (subscribe to my del.icio.us RSS feed for regular updates). There are some good sites included, as well as some pretty handy tools. Since I just landed a big AD migration project, I have a feeling some of these tools may come in handy.

Here are the links that I just added:

Group Policy Wiki
GPOGuy.com - The Windows Group Policy Information Hub
FirefoxADM
SpecOps GPUpdate

Some of these are pretty straightforward, like the link to the ADM template for Firefox (this is different from the earlier Firefox-Group Policy stuff I mentioned a short while back). The SpecOps GPUpdate utility, for remotely forcing an update of Group Policy settings, is more interesting; I’m particularly interested in how it can be scripted/automated to affect large numbers of computers at a time.

If you know of any other useful Group Policy resources, send the link to del.icio.us and mark it “for:slowe” or add it in the comments.

UPDATE: I tested the SpecOps GPUpdate product (or tried to) late last week, but was utterly and completely unable to make it even launch. I’m not sure what I did wrong, if anything, since it was a simple Windows Installer package that didn’t really ask any questions except where to place its files. Even so, it absolutely refused to launch, so I have no idea if this product is any good or even worth investigating.

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