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Aug 2005

In this issue:

  • It's Issue 9... Whaaa? I just saw issue 8?
  • Moskowitz, inc. Technology Takeaway (r)
    • Three juicy tips and tricks
  • Upcoming conferences, appearances, and classes
    • Classes and seminars
  • Get a signed copy of Group Policy, Profiles and IntelliMirror
  • Subscribe, unsubscribe, and usage information

Moskowitz, inc. and -- Issue 9

Okay, okay.. I know we JUST had a newsletter. But, sometimes there's more news! Again, this newsletter comes out "Whenever I feel like it." And I feel like it!

So... In this newsletter, I've got good news... Yes, this is a full newsletter -- with tips and tricks and fun stuff for you.. It's all here!

As always, you can forward this newsletter to your friends --but please do so in one whole piece (please don't just cut and paste).

Technology Takeaway®, a service of Moskowitz, inc.

Here's what's on people's minds recently...

Three juicy tips and tricks


How can I hide drives from my users?

Out of the box, Group Policy allows you to hide a few drives from your users, but what if you want to hide a drive such as 'N:'?

We've got ya' covered! Check out our tip (with screenshots!). It explains a neat tool called GPDriveOptions, available here, that will let you select any drive letters you want!

Then, in no time flat -- you're restricting specific drive letters!


How can I set the size limit for Temporary Internet Files in Internet Explorer?

Yizhar Hurwitz, MVP has created a great custom ADM file that will not only allow you to set the size limit for the cache, but also set its location, and enable automatic emptying of the cache when the browser is closed.

You can find it in our tips section!


Have you ever wondered if you could download the most current, or any previous version of the ADM files? Well you can!

Microsoft's Download Center has a page where you can download ANY version of a set of ADM files since their release.

You can find them at here!

Thanks to Ron Hrehirchuk, the "GPanswers Tip Man" for compiling this newsletter's tips and putting them on the web page for all of us to use!  

Upcoming Conferences, Appearances, and Classes

On (or I have a neat-o calendar that I'm always updating with any public (and private) appearances.

So, check it out any time for up-to-date information!


Classes and Seminars

Not free... but worth it! Upcoming classes!

I'd love to see you in one of the two-dayGroup Policy intensive training and workshop classes.

These two-day classes get you up to speed, working with Group Policy, Security settings, ADM templates, and just about all you need to know to hit the ground running -- Fast!

Or ... if you think you might want your own in-house training of the course (with all the personalizedattention that affords), I'd love to join you on-site!If you have even a handful of in-house people interested in the training, the course pays for itself (as you don't need to ship people offsite!). I'll even travel overseas to the U.K., other parts of Europe, or Japan -- or wherever! Have passport, will travel!

Again, while the training course isn't officially _endorsed_ by Microsoft, the class does the have distinction of being a suggested avenue for intense Group Policy training by members of the Group Policy team at Microsoft.

At the MMS 2004 and TechEd 2004 conferences, Mark Williams from the Group Policy team encouraged the throngs of attendees to check out the new Group Policy book and the training!In fact, he dedicated a whole slide to the book, the training,and for each of his sessions!

Wow! Thanks again, Microsoft!

How do attendees feel about the class? Here are some of my favorite feedback comments:

  • "Fantastic Presentation !"
  • "Can't wait to go back to share the wealth !"
  • "Would recommend to other IT people in my company."
  • "I had a foot in the GPO door, and now I can hold it open."
  • "Easily the best training about AD I've had in the last 5 years !!"

And my favorite of pack is from Joey P, who works for a major retailer writes:

"If you have folks that are even going to SNIFF Active Directory, they *MUST* take this class!"

I don't really know what Joey means, but I'll take it as a compliment.

Thanks, Joey -- and to ALL my students !

For a public class, sign up online.
For a private class, just contact me at [email protected] or call me at 302-351-8408 (note the new phone number.)

Get a signed copy of Group Policy, Profiles and IntelliMirror for Windows 2003, Windows XP and Windows 2000

We've had dozens of people order books directly from If you'd like a copy, it's easy to order, and I'll sign the book to you, free!

Please note that I'm not set up to accept credit cards directly; however, you can enjoy the security of ordering through your PayPal account (and they take credit cards, including AMEX just fine.) Thanks for understanding!

Order your signed copy today by clicking here.

Oh, and if you own the book, and want to say nice things on Amazon, please do so! That would be great. Thanks! You can do so here.


Fun Free Thing I Found at TechEd

Word on the street says this disk defragmenter really does the job. And the price is right! Haven't tried it myself, but, like I said, sounds interesting.

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