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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.

How to Disable USB Drives using Group Policy

Posted on December 17th, 2015 · Posted in Group Policies
USB Removable Disk: Deny write access

After connecting a new USB device to a computer, the system automatically detects the device and installs an appropriate driver allowing a user to use a USB-device or a drive connected practically at once. In some organizations, the use of USB-devices (flash drives, USB HDD, SD cards and so on).. read more

Setting Desktop Wallpapers Background Using Group Policy

Posted on December 3rd, 2015 · Posted in Group Policies
Desktop Wallpaper jpg file

Let’s consider how to set the same desktop background (wallpapers) on all domain computers using Group Policies. As a rule, it is important for large businesses that require all employees using the same corporate desktop background.

Backup/Import Local Group Policy Settings

Posted on July 30th, 2015 · Posted in Group Policies
gpo backup folder

Group policies are a powerful and at the same time flexible tool to configure Windows settings and are indispensable means of bringing computers to a single configuration in Active Directory domain. If there is no domain, single computer settings can be configured using a local group policy. A significant drawback.. read more

Configure Internet Explorer 10 and 11 settings using GPO in Windows Server 2012

Posted on May 6th, 2015 · Posted in Group Policies
Configure Internet Explorer 10 / 11 proxy settings using GPO in Windows 2012

Most Windows administrators even woken up in the middle of the night are able to tell which Group Policy section is used to set proxy server settings for Internet Explorer. It should be reminded that Internet Explorer parameters (including proxy server configuration) are set using Group Policy Editor (gpmc.msc). The.. read more

Display Last Logon Info on the Windows Welcome Screen

Posted on April 24th, 2015 · Posted in Group Policies
Successful sign-in. The last time you interactively signed in to this account was

Windows has a useful feature that allows to display the information about the last interactive sign-in attempt directly on Windows Welcome screen. It looks like this: each time when a user types the password to logon into the system, the information about the date and time of the last successful.. read more

How to Configure Google Chrome via Group Policies

Posted on January 6th, 2015 · 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 are not widely introducing or using Google Chrome because it is quite difficult to manage and update it centrally. In this article we’ll get acquainted with the.. read more