Windows 8 – New GPO stuff

I have just compared the C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions folder on the Widows 8 preview build with a Windows 7 Enterprise build. And unless I missed one, the below ADMX/ADML files are new. AppxPackageManager.admx dam.admx DeviceCompat.admx EAIME.admx EarlyLaunchAM.admx EdgeUI.admx ExternalBoot.admx msched.admx ProximityCommon.admx srm-fci.admx UserState.admx WindowsHistoryVault.admx WinStoreUI.admx wlansvc.admx WPN.admx WPN.Provider.admx wwansvc.admx When you open the related ADML files stored under C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US you will find some interesting hints about what these new policies are supposed to do. You will find Read More …

User Profile Hive Cleanup Service Installation (UPHClean)

Today’s challenge was to get UPHClean.msi installing correctly. You would think that installing an MSI package is an easy thing to do, so thought I. But unfortunately MSI is not always MSI. Looking at all the posts on the web, it seems I was not the only one who had a bit of a challenge getting this installed in an automated way. When launching the UPHClean.msi manually all works fine, software installs, service gets registered Read More …