If you do find yourself in this boat and want a step-by-step for deploying WVD–I don’t have one–but there are well documented procedures out there, like this one from PolicyPak.
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 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.).
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.
Mary Jo Foley chats with special guest: Jeremy Moskowitz, founder and CTO of MDMandGPanswers.com and PolicyPak
How are you managing mobile device? Richard chats with Jeremy Moskowitz about the world of mobile device management and how it continues to evolve.
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!
IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: Challenges and Best Practices for Migrating to Windows 10 | IT Briefcase
With Windows 7 retiring in early 2020, organizations are beginning to feel the pressure to get migration projects completed.
Admins can use a tool such as Windows Server Update Services, System Center Configuration Manager or a third-party equivalent such as PolicyPak to assign PCs to specific servicing channels.
Friday Notebook, March 22: FSLogix freed; Windows Virtual Desktop preview; Apple and SAML | Brianmadden
PolicyPak announced another edition, Feature Manager for Windows.
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.
Take a second and think of something you wish you could do in Group Policy but currently can't. Whatever you thought of, I would be willing to bet that PolicyPak Group Policy Edition can handle it!
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.
With Microsoft ending support for Windows 7 in January 2020, businesses that haven't migrated to Windows 10 have some crucial decisions to make.
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 | Brilliance Security Magazine
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.
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
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 | Superb Crew
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 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!
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.
Jeremy Moskowitz gave a well-received session on PolicyPak, which Gabe and I have covered previously. Once again, the conference was a good opportunity to meet Jeremy in person for the first time.
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
A recent survey conducted by PolicyPak and GPanswers.com set out to learn firsthand about the experiences that businesses are having today in their Windows 10 migration projects.
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.
Profile management tools help admins keep tabs on users using cloud, migration and app virtualization. Discover the leading vendors with this in-depth overview of their products.
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.
Today, PolicyPak is announcing two new products, Start Screen Manager and Taskbar Manager, and I caught up with Jeremy to learn more (and shoot the breeze about MDM versus traditional management).
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!
Microsoft’s big push with SCCM and Intune, plus what it means for AirWatch, Citrix, and MobileIron | brianmadden
With co-management, Microsoft decided not to wait before entering the Unified Endpoint Management market. This aggressive move is uncommon for them, and shows how important they think it is.
How Windows 10 co-management works with SCCM and Intune/MDM, and how third parties can use it, too | brianmadden
At Microsoft Ignite 2017, Microsoft revealed Windows 10 co-management with Intune and SCCM—here’s how the concept extends to other EMMs.
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.
What does VMware have in store for Windows 10 Unified Endpoint Management at VMworld 2017? | brianmadden
Plenty of people like the UEM concept, but IT still needs more help getting from traditional Windows management to MDM/UEM for Windows 10. What will VMware deliver?
Unified Endpoint Management is a hot topic, but people are only keeping their eye on it until they can achieve the same management capabilities as they can with GPOs. With PolicyPak, now they can.
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.
While at Tech Ed 2014 in Houston, Richard chats with Jeremy Moskowitz about group policy in Windows 8. Jeremy talks about his session at Tech Ed called Group Policy Notes from the Field.
PolicyPak has been featured in a recent WServernews edition covering how to Support Java in the enterprise.
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.
PolicyPak has just announced that they have released a major update to its flagship product called PolicyPak Suite (Cloud Edition).
PolicyPak specializes in helping organizations configure their deskptops and applications using remotely delivered Group Policy settings. PolicyPak offers an on-premises and cloud suite.
You use Group Policy, but are you really USING it? In this session, learn some hidden tricks, tips, and troubleshooting techniques you should know about if you want to get the most out of Windows.
Interview with PolicyPak Software, Talking Virtualization, Remediation and Minimizing Risks | VMblog.com
With users often working around important settings that VMware itself may not be able to enforce or remediate, it becomes a potential vulnerability for cyber threats.
PolicyPak is an add-on which works with the [Symantec] SWV agent. PolicyPak enables you to deliver, set, lock down, and remediate the settings within any real or layered application.
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.
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 | NetworkWorld
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.