Active Directory group policies, also called Group Policy Object (GPO), are one of my core topics. I have a lot to do with this in various projects and as a Microsoft trainer. As a result, I have accumulated a number of templates and links. This link collection should make your search a little easier. Only templates of the respective manufacturers or projects are listed here. I have deliberately avoided third-party guidelines.
Key Management Service (KMS) Client Serial Numbers [Updated 2023]
The KMS Client serial numbers help you only if you have a KMS Server or use Active Directory based activation. Read more about KMS in our article KMS Overview. This may not yet be translated.
Looking for regular serial numbers for Windows 10, Windows 7, Microsoft Office 2013 or Office 2016? The affiliate links will lead you to Amazon 😉
Update: Now with Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Office 2016
Update 2: Now with Windows 10 LTSB 2019, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server SAC, Office 2019
Update 3: Now with Windows Server 2022
Update 4: Now with Windows 11 and Office 2021
User-related administrative templates in Intune (version 2101)
Let’s first look at the comparative figures between the last article from October 2019 and now. The Edge Bowser and Microsoft Office have seen the most changes.
Device-specific administrative templates in Intune 2101
Let’s first look at the comparative figures between the last article from October 2019 and now. The most changes have been made to Edge Bowser and Internet Explorer. There are also new settings for BitLocker. These were previously only configurable via their own policies in Intune.
Changes in the LifeCycle of Microsoft products due to Corona
Changes in the life cycle of Microsoft products due to Corona / COVID-19.
Microsoft is extending the current lifecycle for some products to relieve the burden on IT departments. I took this opportunity to update the LifeCycle Diagrams from the articles “Microsoft Lifecycle Diagrams” and “Other Lifecycle Diagrams” from last year.
This time I translated them directly into English.
Which Office version works with Windows 10?
Often the question arises during a rollout: Is our Microsoft Office version still supported with Microsoft Windows 10? The first glance should always be at the current lifecycle of Microsoft Office. You can also find a nice overview in my article “Product Lifecycles – The Forgotten Being“. Depending on the remaining time of the life cycle of the Office program, a migration with Windows 10 can also be useful.
Unattended installation of software
Unattended software installation is standard in many environments. But how does it work? With an MSI it’s easy, but not everything is available as an MSI package. But many applications bring their own methods. Since I often need this, here is a small collection for the more important programs.
Administrative templates in Intune – incl. list
In January 2019 I reported about the preview of the administrative templates in Intune. Now it’s time to see what happened. Meanwhile, the function is no longer in the preview phase and it has grown too.
Unattended installation of software
Unattended software installation, also called unattendent installation, is standard in many environments. But how does it work? It is easy with an MSI, but not everything is available as an MSI package. Many applications come with their own methods. Since I also need this from time to time, here is a small collection for the programmes that are more important to me.