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Group Policy Resources for Windows 10 build 1709

Windows 10 a.k.a. Redstone 3, a.k.a. 1709 a.k.a. Fall Creators Update has now been released to the public for download. If you would like to get a copy of the new version early to start testing you can download the PRO version using the Windows 10 ISO/USB download tool at https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/software-download/windows10 . Alternatively, you can download the images from your…

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Why you should never use a Preshared Key with IPSEC

How secure the way a preshared key saved in Active Directory for authetnication with IPSEC secure?

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How to Disable SMB1 using Group Policy Administrative Templates

How to disable SMB1 on Windows using the ADMX/ADML files released by Microsoft.

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Does Windows 10 S Support Group Policy?

Does Windows 10 S support Group Policy? Lets take a look a the FAQ release by Microsoft to see if it is possible.

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Windows 10 on ARM Group Policy Support

Microsoft has release a video on Channel 9 called Windows 10 on ARM which mostly answers the question, does Windows 10 on ARM support Group Policy. This is of course an important question as the earlier version of Windows that ran on an ARM processor was Windows RT and it only have very limited local group policy support (see How…

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Managing ADMX and ADML files for Windows 10

How to manage missing Group Policy settings with the new ADMX/ADML files from Microsoft.

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Microsoft will not be releasing Remote Server Admin Tools (RSAT) for Windows 10 Redstone 2

Every time Microsoft releases a version of Windows 10 they also release a new version of the Remote Server Admin Tools. These tools are of course very important for any Group Policy Administrator as they contain the latest version of the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC). However, with this release of Windows 10 history is going to change. This time,…

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How to disable SMB 1 on Windows 7 via Group Policy to Prevent WannaCry

Update 1: These instructions will mitigate WannaCry / Wcry / WannaCrypt virus propagation on Windows 7 and later (Windows 10 is not affected). For more technical details about the virus see Troy Hunts blog at https://www.troyhunt.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-wannacrypt-ransomware/ In case you have not got the message yet SMB 1 protocol Bad and that according to Microsoft you should “Stop using SMB1”. Not…

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