Modern management does not provide the same level of control that IT is used to with AD domain-joined PCs. Depending on how you approach PC management, this might be an issue for you or it might not.
The number of MDM policies is increasing with each Windows 10 release and you can now deploy a subset of Group Policies via MDM. There are 3rd party solutions that can deploy traditional Group Policy to non-domain joined PCs, for example, PolicyPak.
PolicyPak MDM Edition: Group Policy and more for BYOD
PolicyPak MDM Edition makes the impossible… possible. PolicyPak MDM enables you to extend all of your Group Policy settings to your MDM enrolled clients. This enables enterprise-level Group Policy control on any MDM Windows client, including non-domain-joined devices. If you find yourself with either corporate-owned, or bring-your-own-device (BYOD) scenarios via MDM, this will be a huge improvement for you! PolicyPak MDM supports all of your administrative templates, security settings (user rights, AppLocker, etc.), and preferences (file/shortcut deployment, registry entries, etc.).
5 Windows Virtual Desktop management tools to consider
PolicyPak. PolicyPak performs a variety of Windows Virtual Desktop management tasks, including assigning admin rights and configuring security and compliance settings. IT can use PolicyPak to manage Windows 10 settings, such as the Start Menu, taskbar, Group Policy Objects and file associations.
Episode 88 – Windows 10 Update Bug, AWS Disruption, PolicyPak Demos & More
On this week’s episode, I welcome the podcast’s new sponsor PolicyPak! I also cover news on a nasty Windows 10 bug created by a patch that spikes CPU usage and get into details of an AWS disruption plus more!
CTXPro.com Tool of the Month – GP Answers and PolicyPak
Why is this important? The number one complaint people seem to have about “Citrix” is logon times. Do you know what most often causes longer logon times? GROUP POLICY ISSUES!!! Yet, Microsoft doesn’t really have a good education resource focused on it.
PolicyPak Software Introduces Feature Manager for Windows
PolicyPak Software, today introduced Feature Manager for Windows to reduce challenges surrounding Windows 10 migrations and to transition from Group Policy to MDM. This new component within the PolicyPak Suite provides IT administrators with more options when selecting Windows classic features or Windows 10 optional features.
The Cryptojacking Boom May Be Over, but the Threat Remains
Cryptocurrency was a major topic in 2018 on a number of fronts. Although the public at large may not understand the technology behind cryptocurrency, they eagerly consumed the news of its skyrocketing ascension in value through 2017.
Why Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies Spell Trouble for Cybersecurity
So how does your computer become compromised and make the secret, illicit miners money? Well, there are two ways. The first involves cryptomining malware, which dethroned ransomware as the #1 malware threat in 2018.
An Advisor’s View of Working with Students During Summer Founders
Jeremy Moskowitz, founder of PolicyPak Software and successful entrepreneur, served as Horn Entrepreneurship Philanthropic Investor for Summer Founders 2018 and shares his thoughts, as well as a special announcement, in the post
PolicyPak 2019 Predictions: Securing your Standards
As companies evolve their business through digital transformation, data becomes ever more important, and the companies that do the best job of extracting value from data will outpace their competition.
For the past two days I’ve been wandering the halls of the Austin Convention Center, along with two-plus-thousand fellow SpiceHeads. This humble Pimiento is palling around with Habaneros, Serranos, and a Ghost Pepper or two. I even saw two Pure Capsaicins achieve the spiciest of all designations Tuesday morning. More important, I interacted with a few dozen attendees one on one. From them, I’ve learned that Jeremy Moskowitz’s Win10 Migration survey
PolicyPak Software Releases Findings On The Challenges And Impact Of Migrating To Windows 10
PolicyPak Software recently released findings on the challenges and impact of migrating to Windows 10. The 2018 State of Windows 10 Migration Challenges Report, based on survey data from IT administrators, examines the experiences of migrating from Windows 7 to Windows 10, including the most common migration issues and remediation methods.
FSLogix Profile Containers and PolicyPak – Better Together!
FSLogix Profile Containers and PolicyPak can tremendously improve the User Experience and increase the User Environment configuration possibilities – beyond expectations. With this powerful new combination, we are replacing the need for expensive UEM tools!
Per-user FTAs in Windows 10, Server 2012 R2 and Server 2016 – THE FINAL WORD
FTAs have been a problem for a long time. Let’s put the subject to bed.
PolicyPak can manage your FTAs on a per-group or per-user basis without any fuss. If you’re deploying FSLogix or UPD into a non-Citrix environment (or even a Citrix UPM environment without any WEM entitlement), PolicyPak is a great fit.
It might just help them anticipate and deal with common issues more readily and expeditiously. I say this, even though obtaining the report requires registering with the site, and agreeing to accept ongoing email communications from PolicyPak.com
The Road to Windows 10 is Paved with Good Intentions
PolicyPak and GPanswers.com surveyed over 500 organizations about their about their experience migrating to Windows 10, what problems they’ve needed to tackle, what was the impact, and what real IT admins did to rectify the issues.
Friday Notebook, February 2: Outlook mobile supports AppConfig
Also: Extended Windows 10 support, Google Play reacting to malware faster, more G Suite numbers, Citrix earnings, and more.
This is my weekly log of everything that’s happened in the EUC, EMM, and desktop virtualization space.
There were plenty of other big stories, but these were the most idiomatic to us.
As we approach the end of 2017, we (both Gabe and Jack) want to take a step back and look at the defining trends of the year. It’s easy to get caught up in headlines like the changes and layoffs at Citrix or all the mergers and acquisitions, but our goal today isn’t to dwell on what happened as much as it is to identify which trends will be synonymous with 2017 in a few years. We’ve written about these all year, so they may not come as a surprise if you’ve been following along, but if you haven’t, welcome to the party!
Aaron Parker talks cloud management, MDM, and provisioning for Windows 10.
Windows desktop deployments are hard—enterprise deployments have typically required creating custom SOEs, application packaging, infrastructure to support Windows deploy, plus testing and piloting. Then of course, managing those PCs once deployed.
PolicyPak Featured in Network World’s Products of the Week
Browser Router, part of PolicyPak Suite, has been featured in the Products of the Week roundup by Network World. Browser Router brings powerful and flexible management abilities to multi-browser environments.
In the last article I discussed some of the reasons that Group Policy, a configuration solution that was perfect for organizations with a single OS desk bound fleet of computers in the early 2000s may not be the best solution for an organization with a heterogeneous OS mobile fleet of computers in the mid 20-teens.
TechNet Video: (Part 1) Interview with Jeremy Moskowitz
Jeremy Moskowitz is long time Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Mobility and runs the GPAnswers.com web site. I caught up with Jeremy at the Windows Connection conference in Las Vegas where he showed me the PolicyPak application. This tool allows Group Policy administrators to manage application that do not have pre-built Group Policy Admin Templates. The tool allows Administrators unprecedented control over application functions via Group Policy. Jeremy talks about and demos the application for us in the video.
Richard Campbell from RunAs Radio interviews Jeremy Moskowitz, Founder of PolicyPak Software on the release of PolicyPak 3.0! Learn why Richard says “Once you understand what it does, you can't live without it.”
Thanks Richard !
Group Policy Center: Video Interview with Group Policy Guru, Jeremy Moskowitz
In this video, fellow Microsoft MVP, Enterprise Mobility Jeremy Moskowitz recorded video interview at TechEd Atlanta. In this video he talks about what to expect with Group Policy in 2011 and he talks about his up coming release of PolicyPak v3.
Network World: 8 little-known technologies that instantly make Microsoft shops run smoother
Any efficient IT shop today, Microsoft-centric or not, has a never ending need for good management tools. The collection in this blog covers a lot of territory, solving issues that arise from group policy management and others.