Posts Tagged ‘GPO’

Allow ActiveX Controls Automatically over Group Policy

To enable and not prompt for ActiveX controls to download and run, use the following Group Policy settings at the Computer or User level. Caution:  This can be dangerous! Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Internet Control Panel > Security Page Then select the zone the webpage loads from: Local Machine, Trusted-Sites, Internet…

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GPO Set Trusted Zone Websites

To add websites to Trusted Zones via Group Policy, follow the below in Group Policy Editor. Computer Configuration > Administrative Tools > Windows Components > Internet Explorer > Internet Control Panel > Security Page and then double click to the “Site to zone assignment list“. Enable it, click Show, add website as value name and…

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Disable Windows 10 First Sign-in Animation

Run the Local Group Policy Editor (Start > type gpedit.msc) Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System Select Logon Double-click Show first sign-in animation In the Show first sign-in animation window, select Disabled and click OK Close the Local Group Policy Editor

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GPO Disable Password Expiration or Password Complexity

Big Fat Warning:  Don’t do this. How to disable password expiration Load Local Group Policy Editor (Start –> Type gpedit.msc –> Enter) Expand sections: Local Computer Policy –> Computer Configuration –> Windows Settings –> Security Settings –> Account Policies –> Password Policy Set Maximum password age to 0 to completely disable passwords from expiring. How to disable…

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Playing with Local Group Policy Objects

I’m working on locking down a Windows 7 Embedded thin client lately and have a need to restrict some Internet Explorer settings. I have to do this on a handful of thin clients. The first thing I do is create a Local Group Policy for NON ADMINISTRATORS. This is important because I do not want…

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Disable Address Bar in IE8

Working on some thinstations with XP/IE8 today and needed to implement removal of Address/NavBar and could not find it in the GPO.  Came across someone who created the magic and I will share this information. NOTE: There is an extra line feed at the bottom; make sure you include this in your file. =) Create…

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