I ran in to an instance last week where Group Policy was coming into question – specifically, why a computer wasn’t receiving new or updated policies.
One of the key features in the Win8.1 Update is Internet Explorer 11 Enterprise Mode, an enhanced compatibility mode that brings back some capabilities from IE’s older versions.
With the new Windows 8.1 Update arriving this week (unless you use WSUS), I grabbed the updated Administrative Templates for Group Policy.
One way to improve your documentation is to make it visual. This makes it easier to understand at a glance and also means there is less typing to document the information.
HP creates the HP Service Pack for ProLiant (SPP) and HP Smart Update Manager and updates it regularly. You can grab the latest SPP and supplements for your operating system to minimize the impact of this bait-and-switch by HP.
I was hoping to produce a nice, branded deployment with default settings like Boot to Desktop, show wallpaper behind Start, and a default wallpaper. Finally, I found a method that worked out.
If you have your smartphone or tablet with you all the time, you might as well get the most out of it. For IT professionals, some of these apps for Android may make your device even more handy. In no particular order… Name Price Description PC Monitor Free Monitor up to 5 systems for free […]
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Depending on the organization, a department might be interested in using the account tracking feature of certain copiers. Beyond the business need, for a lot of people, the PINs can be a real pain.
A recent task that came across my desk included the sysadmin side of setting up a public-use kiosk.
One of my main responsibilities at my job is managing our Group Policy. It works best with a well thought out structure in Active Directory but you should have that anyways for organization purposes. I’ll often hear discussions or see comment threads of new IT Professionals wanting to move to centralized management. They might have […]
Mapped drives. You can love ‘em or hate ‘em. After changing file servers or retiring an old server, clients might have old mapped drives pointing to these servers. Since they could be a confusing interface and disconnected drives might slow down the computer until they time out, it’s not a bad idea to clean up […]