In my last article, we looked at how to setup a SSTP VPN server on Widows 2008/20012. SSTP VPNs work by transporting the VPN traffic encapsulated in a SSL link, so that they can traverse through most firewalls. Today we will look at how we can quickly setup a VPN connection on all of our systems via Group Policy Preferences (GPP).
If you’re deploying an application across your organization, that makes use of a notification area icon in Windows 7 or Windows 8, it can be annoying for users when Windows decides to hide the icon. Here we look at a way of forcing notification area icons (system tray icons) to always be visible to the user via Group Policy Objects (GPO) and a little scripting.
In my last post, I blogged about the real reason why admins are tortured with Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration (IE ESC) on Windows Server, and I discussed the different methods of how to turn it off. Today I show you how to leverage Group Policy to disable IE ESC.
You can also use Group Policy Preferences to manage Internet Explorer 10. It’s similar to using Group Policy Settings, but with a couple of gotchas!
In Active Directory environments, Group Policy settings can be used to centrally manage Internet Explorer 10. Here’s how.