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How To Prevent Google Chrome Extensions in Group Policy

Whether you're a system administrator wanting to prevent Google Chrome extensions across an enterprise network, or a parent wanting to prevent your child from installing Google Chrome extensions, deploying this Group Policy setting will prevent the installation of all Google Chrome extensions. Chrome extensions can be useful, but to an un-trained user, extensions can get [...]

By |2018-07-23T11:44:27+00:00July 24th, 2018|Categories: Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Show or Hide Most Used Apps in Windows 10 Start Menu

One of the new features in Windows 10 is the ability to show you your most used apps at the top of the Start Menu. Some people find this useful, while others want to turn it off. In this article, we'll discuss how to show or hide the most used apps in the Windows 10 [...]

How To Fix Server Renewing Remote Desktop Certificate Multiple Times Per Day

If you manage a Windows Certificate Authority for a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), then you might run into an issue where some of your servers are using your auto-enroll group policy to request and renew a Remote Desktop certificate twice (or multiple) times per day. Looking in Event Viewer, you might see references to Event [...]

How To Fix Group Policy: Error Windows could not determine if the user and computer accounts are in the same forest

If you have an issue where the User Policy doesn't get updated and gives you an error about the user and computer accounts being in the same forest, then you're in luck. The solution is actually rather simple, although an odd one that you usually wouldn't run into. The full error message probably looks like [...]

By |2018-05-14T15:08:10+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Windows 10 Creators Update 1703 Access Denied to C$ Solution

As an IT security professional, you've hopefully applied some baseline Group Policy settings to your workstations. Recently, if you've upgraded any of those workstations to the Windows 10 Creators Update, your administrators might have noticed that they can no longer access the C$ Admin Share by going to \\ComputerName\c$, however, it might still be accessible [...]

By |2017-06-26T14:26:44+00:00June 26th, 2017|Categories: Windows|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

How To Uninstall OneDrive Windows 10 Creators Update & Disable Via Group Policy

We previously wrote an article explaining How To Uninstall OneDrive In Windows 10, which included running special commands and deleting registry keys. If you aren't comfortable editing the registry, then uninstalling OneDrive in previous versions of Windows 10 probably wasn't something you would have wanted to tackle. Fortunately, with the upcoming launch of the Windows [...]

How To Reset All Windows Security Settings To Default In Windows 10

If you recently tried applying a Group Policy or Local Policy in Windows and are having odd side effects, or notice the policy doesn't seem to be working as expected, you can try to reset / restore your local security policy settings to default in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP. I recently tried [...]

How To Backup, Restore, and Import Group Policy Objects

As a Systems Administrator, you've probably worked with Group Policy before, especially if you're in a Microsoft Windows environment. Group Policy allows you to push out settings to multiple computers on an Active Directory domain network. If you work with multiple domains, there may be a time where you want to migrate some Group Policy [...]

How to See Which Group Policies are Applied to Your PC and User Account

If you're running a Professional (or higher) version of Windows, then you may have run into the Group Policy Editor before. Basically, it is a hidden control panel that lets you set computer-level or user-level settings. If you're a Systems Administrator, then you can set group policies at your domain level, then push them out [...]