Video: Automating GPO with PowerShell

Darren‘s “Automating Group Policy Management” session from DEC 2008 got posted on YouTube:

In the session Darren shows both VBScript and PowerShell ways of managing Group Policy – and he is using currently available APIs (including the free GPO cmdlets that his SDM Software produced) – so you don’t have to wait for Windows Server 2008 R2 to start using Darren’s scripts. Check it out!

P.S. Quite a few sessions from DEC 2008 got posted recently – check them all out here.

As I mentioned, TEC 2009 (they renamed it to TEC – The Experts Conference because of the Exchange track added) is going to have a lot more PowerShell and huge amount of new information on the latest directory, identity management, messaging, and cloud-related technologies from Microsoft. I myself has already registered for the event so hopefully will see you there.😉

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3 Responses to “Video: Automating GPO with PowerShell”


  1. 2 Lars Bengtsson May 4, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Has anything changed here….is it still not possible to edit settings in GPO through powershell, without buying software like SDM GPO Automation Engine?

    Do you know Dimitry? And thank you for your great blog here, I have stumbled upon it several times.

    /Lars B.
    Inventio.IT

  2. 3 Dmitry Sotnikov May 11, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Lars,

    Here’s what you can do natively in Windows 8: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd759177.aspx

    * Maintaining GPOs: GPO creation, removal, backup, and import

    * Associating Group Policy objects (GPOs) with Active Directory® directory service containers: Group Policy link creation, update, and removal

    * Setting permissions on GPOs

    * Modifying inheritance flags on Active Directory organizational units (OUs) and domains

    * Configuring registry-based policy settings and Group Policy Preferences Registry settings: Update, retrieval, and removal

    * Creating Starter GPOs

    Dmitry


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