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Feb
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Weekly Support FAQs for week ending Feb 14, 2014

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Q: I am testing PolicyPak.  What are my best first steps? A: We always recommend new customers and evaluators, to “Walk before they run” with PolicyPak. We strongly recommend you to...
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12
Feb
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Weekly Support FAQs

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This is a list of Qs and As for the last week or so at PolicyPak support. Hope this is helpful. Q: I am having issues in disabling “Check for Updates...
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17
Dec
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UE-V 2.0 Group Policy Settings Suggestions

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I recently upgraded our PolicyPak test lab with UE-V 2.0 from UE-V 1.0. To be sure, there's really no "upgrade" process. Some snags I ran into: I figured doing an in-place...
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30
May
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Microsoft Server 2012 VDI and PolicyPak (or, lessons learned when shooting the video)

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The last several days I decided to spin up Microsoft's VDI solution which is greatly improved on Server 2012. The goal was to show how PolicyPak can deliver, lockdown and enforce...
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06
May
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How to teach Windows to make your applications run more securely using EMET.

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In short, EMET is the "Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit" (thanks Microsoft for all the fun names!). Basically, here's the deal in a nutshell: Application vendors don't always turn on enhanced security...
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27
Apr
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How to change the proxy server for Firefox (or IE, etc) on the fly -- even when users are offline.

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Jeremy Moskowitz is Founder of PolicyPak Software. He is one of less than a dozen Microsoft Group Policy MVPs.
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This is a common problem: Users are in the office, and they're supposed to get one proxy server. They go home or on the road .. you want them to drop...
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08
Apr
1

Why does Internet Explorer Maintenance go away when IE 10 is installed? (And what can I do about it?)

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We've been POUNDED with questions about Internet Explorer maintenance questions lately. Some people have discovered that when: 1. YOU (yes YOU) install Internet Explorer 10 on your Windows 7 machine ......
26
Feb
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Why does PolicyPak licensing ask “Who am I?” and “Where do I want to use it?”

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Let’s jump to the end of the story and take a look at what the License Tool generates when you’re making a license request. There’s always two items: “Scope” and “SOM_name”....
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04
Feb
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Group Policy ADM/X: Myths and Facts – What Microsoft Never Told you (and you need to know)

Posted by Jeremy Moskowitz
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A lot of times people ask me: “Jeremy, when I use ADMX files, I find that it seems to work for a while, then just ‘stop’ working. Have you seen this?”...
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14
Jan
2

Exactly HOW are you going to turn off Java NOW in your enterprise?

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When the Department of Homeland security suggests that we temporarily disable Java until the dust settles (http://www.us-cert.gov/current/#us_cert_releases_oracle_java) , it’s nice to know that all PolicyPak customers have the fire extinguisher ready...
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15
Jun
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How App-V Handles Group Policy And Group Policy Preferences

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Understanding AppV’s interaction with Group Policy has always been a little challenging. There isn’t a lot of documentation on this, but there have been some blog entries from Microsoft. For instance,...
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