Category: Group Policy


This app can’t open UAC turned off – UAC Settings (Group Policy)

I started testing several Windows 8 devices in my environment and normally for administrators I turn off User Account Control (UAC) to avoid the annoying prompts. However, Windows 8 requires UAC to be turned on in order for many of the Store apps to work. It was challenging to find the correct settings until I…


Lock Down Desktop Using Group Policy

This is how I recently configured the User Configuration section in Microsoft’s Group Policy to lock down the desktop of an end users’ machine. I am running these settings on a Windows 7 Professional end client machine. These settings are great for restricting user accounts to only access the areas and applications you specify. In…