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Configure Internet Explorer 11 Settings Using GPO

Posted on March 16th, 2018 · Posted in Group Policies
Configure Internet Explorer 10 / 11 proxy settings using GPO in Windows 2012

Originally, to centrally configure Internet Explorer settings (most often you need to specify proxy server configuration) using Group Policies in the Active Directory domain environment, the Internet Explorer Maintenance (IEM) policy was used, which was located in the user GPO section: User configuration –> Policies –> Windows Settings –> Internet.. read more

Reset Local Group Policies Settings in Windows

Posted on February 20th, 2018 · Posted in Group Policies, Windows 10, Windows 7
registry.pol files in GPO architecture

One of the main tools to configure user and system settings in Windows is the Group Policy Objects (GPO). Local and domain policies (if a computer is in the Active Directory domain) can be applied to the computer and its users. The Group Policies are an excellent means to configure.. read more

How to Configure Google Chrome via Group Policies

Posted on February 13th, 2018 · Posted in Group Policies
Chrome Policy Settings

According to statistics, the most popular browser today is Google Chrome, but its position in corporate networks is not too strong. Many administrators avoid wide use of the Google Chrome  in the AD domain network because it is quite difficult to manage and update it centrally. In this article we’ll.. read more

Running PowerShell Startup Scripts Using GPO

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 · Posted in Group Policies, Powershell
running PowerShell Scripts from GPO

Many administrators use Group Policy feature of running startup / logoff scripts to perform different tasks. In addition to conventional BAT, CMD, VBS, etc. scripts, you can run PowerShell scripts using GPO as well. Let’s see how to configure it.

Defending Windows Domain Against Mimikatz Attacks

Posted on December 7th, 2017 · Posted in Group Policies, Security
mimikatz: ERROR kuhl_m_privilege_simple ; RtlAdjustPrivilege (20) c0000061

The IT community remembered late June, 2017, due to massive infection of many largest companies and government institutions in Ukraine, Russia, Germany, France and some other countries with a new ransomware Petya (NotPetya). In most cases, after its penetration into a corporate network Petya quickly spread to all computers and.. read more

How to Disable NetBIOS Over TCP/IP and LLMNR Using GPO

Posted on December 4th, 2017 · Posted in Group Policies, Security
disable netbios using powershell script on gpo

Using obsolete protocols without explicit need may become a potential security flaw in any computer network. In this context, the recent buzz over WCry ransomware is showcase, and the easiest way to protect against it was to stop using the obsolete SMBv1 protocol by completely disabling it. Broadband protocols, like.. read more

How to Configure a Slideshow Screensaver Using GPO

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 · Posted in Group Policies, Windows 10
win10 configure Photos screensaver

My management decided to set the same slideshow screensaver on all PCs in the company. The images of the slideshow should have corporate design and provide general rules of information security, useful tips or some other reference information. First of all, they considered the development of their own screensaver in.. read more

Prevent Changing IE Proxy Settings Using GPO

Posted on July 27th, 2017 · Posted in Group Policies
lockdown proxy dialog box

In this post, I’ll show you an easy way to prevent users without administrator privileges from changing the proxy server settings by blocking corresponding elements Internet Explorer dialog window using GPO.

Troubleshoot Slow GPO Processing and Login Speed Impact

Posted on May 22nd, 2017 · Posted in Group Policies
gpresult html report

Quite often, domain users complain about slow computer startup and login time caused by long processing of Group Policies (GPO). From the user’s point of view, the computer boots for a long time and it seems it hangs up for several minutes on the stage of “Applying computer/user settings“. In.. read more

Using WMI Filter to Apply Group Policy to IP Subnet

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 · Posted in Group Policies
wmi query Win32_IP4RouteTable

This time it was necessary to apply GPO to computers in the specific IP subnet. In the simplest case, when the subnet is a part of a separate Active Directory site (and this is the only subnet in the site) you can assign your GPO to the AD site. It.. read more