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New Microsoft Edge MDM and Group Policy Settings

Microsoft just documented the new policy setting for Microsoft Edge. These settings can be configured via both MDM and Group Policy. To get use the policy settings you need to be running at least Windows 10 Preview build 17718. Then you can then install Group Policy management Console (now part of Core OS) and trial the new Policy settings. For a…

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Changes to how the Start Menu is Managed using Group Policy

Matt Call from Microsoft has just blog the different with describes the impact of no longer being able to customise the Windows Start menu using the Default Users Profile. In case you did not know you could previously set a users start menu by baking the layout into the Windows OS image default users profile by using a CopyProfile process….

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How to implement the ASD Essential 8 via Group Policy

The Australian Government Department called the Australian Signals Directorate has a list of mitigation strategies that is used to help protect IT system against security risks. This list is called the “ASD Essential 8“. While this its generated by the Australian Government department it is an excellent starting point for securing any organisation or government IT Assets. The really great…

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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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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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