How to disable SMB 1 on Windows 7 via Group Policy

In case you have not got the message yet SMB 1 protocol Bad and that according to Microsoft you should “Stop using SMB1”. Not that I should have to explain, but in case you need a refresher it is old (30 years old); it is slow (especially over high-latency links); and its was superseded over …

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How to disable SSL v2 and SSL v3 on Windows Server via Group Policy

In this article I will show you how to disable the SSL v2 and SSL v3 protocols on the Windows Server so that it no longer offers the depreciated (a.k.a. Broken) SSL v2 and v3 security protocols. It also does not hurt if you apply this policy settings to your Windows client computers in case any of them have …

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How to disable Java in IE using Group Policy

You may already be aware there is a pretty serious vulnerability with Java that has just been patched (see Security Alert for CVE-2013-0422 Released ) on pretty much all versions of the program. For some people however this may get them questioning if they need Java installed at all on their computers. Personally I have uninstalled …

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“Prohibit connection to non-domain networks when connected to domain authenticated network” is the MUST have Windows 8 Network Group Policy Setting

So this is definitely a policy setting that give IT admins something they have been asking for a long time. I also mentioned this feature in my What’s new in Windows 8 Part #2 post however in all my test I CANNOT get this setting to work. As far as I know the policy setting …

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