Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Group Policy and PowerShell in Windows 7

Following on from the PDC, details of Windows 7, and Windows Server 7 (aka Windows Server 2008 R2) are starting to be publicly announced.Over on the Group Policy Team Blog Lillia has blogged about PowerShell and Group Policy in Windows 7. She outlines three cool new PowerShell related functions coming in Windows 7:

  • Extending startup/shutdown and logon/logoff scripts to use PowerShell
  • Use Cmdlets to perform actions that previously needed the GPMC com object or the sample scripts
  • Configuring GPO registry settings directly from PowerShell.

The last of these is very cool! I can’t wait to see more!!

1 comment:

gpoguy said...

Or, if you want PowerShell support for GPMC now:

and PowerShell support for scripting all GP policy areas: