Skype For Business IM / Video / Audio restrictions

There are few options that are controlling Skype For Business functionalities for users: CAL: Standard CAL – only IM functions; Enterprise CAL – all conferencing / presenting / IM features. But here’s a small disadvantage – Skype CAL applies to a user, not to specific device. Registry keys – available for both, Machine and User […]

Changing default search provider in Internet Explorer 11 using Group Policies

As we all know, Internet Explorer’s default search provider is Bing – which is not the best choice for most of us. It’s pretty easy to change this on a standalone computer – simple steps for popular browsers are described at Google help pages: https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/464?hl=en Problem comes up when we need to change such thing in […]

Internet Explorer 11 – applying proxy settings over GPO

One of the biggest changes (from administration perspective) in IE11 is that the Internet Explorer Maintenance (IEM) settings have been deprecated in favor of Group Policy Preferences, Administrative Templates (.admx), and the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 11 (IEAK 11). Because of this change, your IEM-configured settings will no longer work on computers running Internet Explorer 10 or newer. […]

AGPM 4.0 SP1 Installing and configuring guide part 4 – Securing AGPM

This post is part of following article: Advanced Group Policy Management – Introduction Advanced Group Policy Management – Server Installation Advanced Group Policy Management – Client Installation Advanced Group Policy Management – Securing AGPM Last thing that we should configure in our AGPM are proper permissions. Our goal here is to make your AGPM be an only […]

AGPM 4.0 SP1 Installing and configuring guide part 2 – Server Installation

This post is part of following article: Advanced Group Policy Management – Introduction Advanced Group Policy Management – Server Installation Advanced Group Policy Management – Client Installation Advanced Group Policy Management – Securing AGPM Assuming that you already met all of perquisites described in part 1 of this installation guide, we can start AGPM installation now. Step 1: Create […]

Centralized management of Java Exception Site List – Simple version

Recently we’ve started to update Java in our environment to version 7.1 update 67 but then we realized that there is a “little” issue with this update – Java plugin won’t run unsigned applets anymore. Instead it displays the message “Application blocked by security settings” and you can’t do anything to bypass it. Of course the best method […]