Tag: Windows

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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…




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Installing .MSI Application without Admin Privileges and UAC turned on

So I ran into an issue today where I had a user that needed to work from home but did not have our VPN client installed on her machine. She needed the client to be able to connect to a mapped drive on one of the servers. I was able to connect to her machine…




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Manually Add a Hidden WIFI Network in Windows 8.1

I was at work one day this week and needed to manually add a hidden WIFI network to my Windows 8.1 tablet. I forgot how many steps were involved to get a connection added. This process hasn’t changed much since Windows XP, Vista, or 7 mostly just changes to the screens and interface. Here are…




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So I tried setting up a laptop as a hackintosh…

I tried setting up a laptop at work for testing purposes as a hackintosh (I have tested this a time or two before and it works well). I think a few of the drivers weren’t compatible so it didn’t successfully install. I decided to scrap the idea and just set it back up with Windows…