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AppLocker Executable policy breaks Windows 10 Jump Lists

Jump lists, very handy. You’ve pinned a piece of software to the taskbar, and then you can right-click the icon and get a list of pinned and/or recently used files or connections. I recently enabled AppLocker executable policy and applied … Continue reading

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Using Group Policy WMI Filters with examples

WMI Filters exist at the bottom on the Group Policy Management Console and are a way to target Group Policy Objects (GPOs)┬ábased on the results of the WMI query. Other ways of targeting GPOs are by the OU that it … Continue reading

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Logon scripts do not run at logon – Server 2012 R2

Another genius bit of fiddling by Microsoft means that on Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1, logon scripts no longer run as part of the logon process. This had me totally foxed for hours. I have my logon script configured … Continue reading

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Set Internet Explorer Address Bar Search via Group Policy

OK, this is kind of a cheat, this is using Group Policy Preferences (GPPrefs) to add a set of registry entries, it’s not a custom .admx or something more fancy. But it does work. Firstly, I suggest you create a … Continue reading

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AppLocker blocking getpaths.cmd

When you configure the default AppLocker Script rules in a Group Policy Object (GPO) one of the ones it adds is for: %OSDRIVE%\*\temp\*\getpaths.cmd Except when a user logs on, if you’ve enabled the AppLocker MSI and Script event log, you … Continue reading

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