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Apply a Java Deployment Rule Set in 4 Easy Steps

What is a Java Deployment Rule Set A Java Deployment Rule Set enables you to continue using legacy business applications despite the changes to Java applet and Java Web Start application security policies. You can also use a Java Deployment Rule Set to control which version of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) JRE is used for… [Read More]

How to Solve Windows 10 Taskbar Issues Across Domains

Windows 10 Taskbar Not Working for Users? Whether its Post-it notes, Pinterest or the Windows 10 Taskbar, users love to pin stuff to have quick access to it. As an administrator, you want to make sure that their most important stuff is pinned to the Taskbar, but how do you manage that? Easy, with PolicyPak… [Read More]

Top 6 Windows Security Settings To Configure Right Now

Do You Have These 6 Windows Security Settings Set Up? Windows security settings can help secure domain controllers, servers, clients, and other resources in your organization. Without Windows security settings, you would be unable to authenticate users, limit access to resources, manage group membership, or audit changelogs. Microsoft designed Windows security settings to combat the… [Read More]

Windows 10 Start Screen Cleanup is Easier Than You Think

It may seem trivial, but the Start Screen in the Windows operating system can be a big deal. When the start menu vanished for a while with Windows 8, users howled and demanded its return. Users like their Start Screen. The Windows 10 Start Screen is a valuable piece of real estate on your enterprise… [Read More]

Apply Item-Level Targeting Outside Domains & GP Preferences

What is Item-Level Targeting? Item-Level Targeting lets you define how Group Policy settings apply to Active Directory users or computers by setting conditions. You perform the process by first selecting conditional logic statements like AND, OR, and NOT. You then pair those statements with target objects like operating system, security group membership, and IP range…. [Read More]

Group Policy Loopback Problems and Solutions

  Saying “Group Policy loopback processing” out loud can put your stomach in knots. If you have no idea what we are talking about, then let’s backtrack and summarize what it means to enable Group Policy Loopback processing. For starters, Group Policy provides you the ability to manage and deploy thousands of configurations settings to… [Read More]

AppLocker Pros, Cons, and Alternatives

AppLocker is an application control feature found in enterprise editions of Windows. The tool enables you to manage which applications and files users can run. Windows AppLocker aims to limit software access and related data from specific users and business groups. The results of which is heightened security reduced administrative overhead and fewer helpdesk calls…. [Read More]

How to Open PDF Files in Windows 10 Without Going Crazy

If you can’t open PDF files in Windows 10, you aren’t alone. Although Windows 10 has been an enormous success, the operating system has a few frustrating quirks. Users complain that they are unable to open pdf files in Windows 10 as easily as in Windows 7. Why Is It So Difficult to Open PDF… [Read More]

Windows 10: Block Websites Across Multiple Browsers

Windows 10: Block Websites Across Multiple Browsers The internet is the new WAN, your second datacenter. Without it, your users don’t have access to the cloud applications and SaaS tools they need. The problem with the internet is that it gives your users access to websites they don’t need, as well as some websites that… [Read More]

You Better Think Twice Before You Disable UAC Windows 10

Disable UAC Windows 10, You Better Think Twice Like them or hate them, you and your users have to deal with User Access Control (UAC) prompts. First and foremost, UAC in Windows 10 is a necessary evil. Originally, UAC was created to protect Windows Operating systems from unauthorized changes. In particular, UAC protects against unauthorized… [Read More]