Group Policy – Windows 10 – Push Zoom

Hi everyone !

Today I wanted to share a small topic if you got yourseft a park of Windows 10 computer and they are managed.

Zoom unlike Teams don’t allow a user to update the software easilly if the user isn’t an local admin by default.

To bypass that problem we can get the Zoom admin pack, and the admx to allow the software to update itself.

First go to the download site of zoom (, and click Download for IT.

Click to download the MSI

Next we go download the Zoom ADMX , there

We now put the ADMX files inside our policies folder of our Domain Controller;

From there we can now create a new GPO !

We click Computer -> Software Installation -> Add package…

Click on the .MSI you got in the previous step

The software should be listed correctly at that point;

Now go inside the Zoom Meeting section in the computer section too, and make sure the Enable the AutUpdate feature.

And voila, you are ready to deploy 🙂


Active Directory Replication Tool


Today I wanted to share a nice project that was done by someone I know to test for AD Replication status.

The feature is really nice and it allow to diagnostic any replication error, or to see if it’s working correctly.

To see how it look; (images took from the github reposterie)

To quote github, the reason behind the tool are;

  • The old version of the tool had a time bomb in it – an expiring SSL certificate – that rendered the app unusable sometime around September 2022. Only through great effort internally were we able to periodically renew this certificate and republish the app, and the app was architected in such a way that excising the signing certificate check was more work than just rewriting the whole thing. (I know about the Sirona DLL hack, but still.)
  • The old tool had no active maintainers and no one who was still around was familiar with the app’s internals or source code.
  • The old tool was showing its age… I mean, that Office-style ribbon was straight out of the Windows Vista era, was it not? Plus it contained a bunch of outdated TechNet links. You might argue that WinForms is similarly old-fashioned, but I just so happen to think WinForms is and always was PEAK Windows UI.
  • Now we can maintain and improve this tool together. The Active Directory community.

If you want to get it, see the GitHub link there : ADReplStatus