About Show #178
Richard catches Alan Burchill while at Tech Ed New Zealand. Alan digs into the new Group Policy Preferences features introduced with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 but available for XP, Vista, even Server 2000 and up! The conversation explores how group policy can now be used to map drives, printers and other features, leading to the virtual elimination of login scripts. Check out Alan's web site at http://www.grouppolicy.biz/ for videos and information on this and other group policy techniques.
Alan Burchill has been working in the IT industry for over 10 years focusing on Microsoft centric solutions where he has worked for and consulted for large multi-national companies and government agencies. Alan has extensive experience with implementing and designing group policy for corporate server and desktop SOE's. He has been a speaker at Microsoft TechEd Australia where he talked about implementing and using Group Policy. Alan has also developed and deployed Microsoft security patching strategies for desktop and server fleets.