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Managing Default File Associations in Windows 10

Posted on April 20th, 2017 · Posted in Group Policies, Windows 10
Dism.exe Export-DefaultAppAssociations to xml file

In Windows 8 and Windows 10 a new mechanism to manage default  file associations appeared. In this article I’ll show how to set a default browser to open HTML files, import these settings to the XML file and distribute this file containing file associations to other computers manually or using.. read more

Managing Start Layout and Taskbar Pinned Apps Using GPO

Posted on March 10th, 2017 · Posted in Group Policies, Windows 10
Windows 10 manage Start Layout via GPO

In Windows 10 RTM and Windows 8.1 were available only two modes to configure Start menu and Start Layout settings on a domain computers: you could either completely block any changes of Start Layout elements, or a user could change any layout settings. In  Windows 10 build 1511, a feature.. read more

How to Block Viruses and Ransomware Using Software Restriction Policies

Posted on January 12th, 2017 · Posted in Group Policies
list of srp rules

We go on with the series of articles on counterstrategies to the viruses and encryption malware (Ransomware, CryptoLocker , etc.) in the corporate environment. Earlier we considered how to configure Windows file server protection using FSRM and restoring encrypted files from VSS snapshots after infection. Today we’ll talk about how.. read more

Recovering Encrypted Files from VSS Snapshot after Ransomware Infection

Posted on November 22nd, 2016 · Posted in Group Policies, Windows 10, Windows 7
mount shadow copy using vshadow.exe

We go on with the series of articles concerning the countermeasures against ransomware. Last time we considered a simple way of protection against encryption ransomware.on Windows file servers using FSRM. Today we’ll talk about how to easily recover your files if the ransomware has already penetrated on the computer and.. read more

How to Change Default Permissions for New GPOs

Posted on October 12th, 2016 · Posted in Active Directory, Group Policies
new gpo permission

Getting back to the problems related to the break of GPO processing after the installation of the updates from MS16-072 (KB3163622) security bulletin, I’d like to tell about another important thing. As you remember, in order to make GPO Security Filtering work correctly after you install this update on clients,.. read more

MS16-072 Update Break Some Group Policies

Posted on September 26th, 2016 · Posted in Group Policies
GPO security filtering breaks after MS16-072

In June 2016, Microsoft released security updates that changed the standard mechanism of applying Windows group policies. The updates in question released in MS16-072 security bulletin of June 14, 2016, are to eliminate vulnerabilities in the GPO mechanism. Let’s consider why this update has been released and what a system.. read more

User Account Control Slider and Group Policy Settings

Posted on September 14th, 2016 · Posted in Group Policies, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8
UAC Slider in Windows

In Windows Vista, Microsoft introduced a new mechanism, providing an additional level of protection against unauthorized modifications called UAC (User Account Control). In Windows 7 (or higher), UAC has got a setting slider (called from the Control Panel or UserAccountControlSettings.exe), which allows to select one of four UAC protection levels.

Configuring Mozilla Firefox using Group Policies

Posted on August 24th, 2016 · Posted in Group Policies
Firefox group policy preferences to copy files

In this article I’ll try to describe the configuration management of modern Mozilla Firefox versions via Group Policies  in a corporate environment (Microsoft Active Directory-based domain environment).

How to Create, Modify and Delete Registry Keys Using GPO

Posted on April 14th, 2016 · Posted in Group Policies
GPO registry update item

The settings the majority of applications and a lot of Windows tweaks are not subject to centralized management using Group Policy (GPO), but often these settings can be configured in the registry. In this article, we’ll consider how to centrally add, modify and delete register keys on the domain computers.. read more

How to Deploy Certificate by using Group Policy

Posted on February 5th, 2016 · Posted in Group Policies
export exchange certificate

Let’s consider the peculiarities of centralized certificate deploying on the domain computers and adding them to Trusted Root Certification Authorities using Group Policy. In our case, we’ll install the self-signed Exchange certificate on client computers.