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Windows 10 Group Policy (.ADMX) Templates now available for download

First published on TechNet on Aug 07, 2015 Hi everyone, Ajay here.  I wanted to let you all know that we have released the Windows 10 Group Policy (.ADMX) templates on our download center as an MSI installer package. These .ADMX templates are released as a separate download package so you can manage group policy […]

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Managing the Store app pin to the Taskbar added in the Windows 8.1 Update

First published on TechNet on Sep 09, 2014 Update 9/9/2014 Warren here yet again to update this blog to tell you that the GP to control the Store icon pin has shipped in the August 2014 update: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2975719/ . If you want to control the Store icon pinned to the taskbar be sure to install

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It turns out that weird things can happen when you mix Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers

First published on TechNet on Jul 23, 2014 UPDATE:  The hotfix is now available for this issue!  Get it at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2989971 This hotfix applies to Windows Server 2012 R2 domain controllers and should prevent the specific problem discussed below from occurring. It’s important to note that the symptoms of users and computers not being able

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An Update about the Windows 8.1 Update

First published on TechNet on Apr 16, 2014 Hi everyone, David here.  Today over at the Springboard series blog we announced some important news that applies to anyone who has been trying to roll out the Windows 8.1 update in an enterprise environment.  We don’t usually do announcements about things being covered by other Microsoft

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Options for Managing Go to Desktop or Start after Sign in in Windows 8.1

First published on TechNet on Apr 07, 2014 Hi, David here.  Over the past year we’ve gotten a lot of feedback from our customers about the pain of changing from older versions of Windows over to Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.  While it’s a great OS with a lot of compelling features, it’s a big

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Our UK Windows Directory Services Escalation Team is Hiring – Support Escalation Engineers.

First published on TechNet on Feb 17, 2014 Hi! Its Linda Taylor here again from the Directory Services Escalation team in the UK. In this post, I want to tell you – We are hiring in the UK!! Would you like to join the UK Escalation Team and work on the most technically challenging and

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Adding shortcuts on desktop using Group Policy Preferences in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

First published on TechNet on Feb 17, 2014 Hi All! My name is Saurabh Koshta and I am with the Core Team at Microsoft. Currently I work in the client space so supporting all aspects of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 is my primary role. We very often get calls from customers who are evaluating

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An update for ADMT, and a few other things too.

First published on TechNet on Dec 13, 2013 So, we’ve been quiet for a few months, which is extraordinarily embarrassing after I basically told everyone that we were going to not do that. The reality of what we do in support is that sometimes it’s “All Hands on Deck”, which is where we’ve been lately.

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Locked or not? Demystifying the UI behavior for account lockouts

First published on TechNet on Oct 01, 2013 Hello Everyone, This is Shijo from our team in Bangalore once again.  Today I’d like to briefly discuss account lockouts, and some UI behaviors that can trip admins up when dealing with account lockouts. If you’ve ever had to troubleshoot an account lockout issue, you might have

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Important Announcement: AD FS 2.0 and MS13-066

First published on TechNet on Aug 15, 2013 Update (8/19/13): We have republished MS13-066 with a corrected version of the hotfixes that contributed to this problem.  If you had held off on installing the update, it should be safe to install on all of your ADFS servers now. The updated security bulletin is here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS13-066

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