I was asked by our Support folks to let you know about an issue that effects Windows 7 when you try to set the desktop wallpaper through Group Policy. I am blogging this on the Deployment Guys blog because the issue can be avoided by a configuration item in the image build.
The Deployment Guys : Windows 7 RTM Issue with Group Policy Enforced Wallpaper
If you want to query remote computers' WMI properties on your network using PowerShell, this quick GPO setting can open the proper ports on the remote workstations.
Creating a new GPO at the domain level:
- Under the Local Computer Policy heading, double-click Computer Configuration.
- Double-click Administrative Templates, Network, Network Connections, and then Windows Firewall.
- If the computer is in the domain, then double-click Domain Profile; otherwise, double-click Standard Profile.
- Click Windows Firewall: Allow remote administration exception.
- On the Action menu, select Properties.
- Click Enable, and then click OK.
Jeremy Moskowitz is providing some workshops for Group Policy in the Atlanta, GA area during the month of August.
Check to see if one of them fits your schedule.
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