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. […]

These files might be harmful to your computer…

Could be a good warning for all users while browsing webpages, but… hey, why does it open when I’m trying to open up files from network shares mapped from a domain? Well, by default all FQDN names (anything.your.domain) is recognized as internet name. If you just used flat name instead (anything) it would have been […]