PowerShell Script to Retrieve Internet Explorer Telemetry Data

During the past days I have been busy deploying the Internet Explorer Site Discovery Toolkit to our Internet Explorer 11 test clients. I will write about the deployment of the Toolkit in a separate post. Today I would like to share with you a PowerShell script I put together that allows you to retrieve the collected Internet Explorer Telemetry data from local or remote computers. Internet Explorer Telemetry data is stored into the following WMI Read More …

PowerShell Script to retrieve content from Internet Explorer ActiveX blocking log

In preparation of the Internet Explorer out of date ActiveX control blocking activities I wrote the below script that retrieves the content of the log stored under LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\AuditMode\VersionAuditLog.csv You can download the script from here

 

New IE Group Policy Settings for blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls

As anounced by Microsoft last week on their IEBlog Internet Explorer will start blocking out of date ActiveX controls For managed environments there are updated administrative templates for Internet Explorer to control the behaviour of the ActiveX blocking feature. Although the link brings you to a site called “Administrative Templates for Internet Explorer 11” the settings are set to work for Internet Explorer 8,9, 10 and 11. If you haven’t updated your administrative templates since Read More …

Windows ActiveX Installer Service

Managing ActiveX Components within an enterprise sometimes can be a pain. Users with standard user privileges by default can’t install ActiveX components, hence whenever a larger group of users require an ActiveX component you usually end up creating a software package and distribute it via Software Distribution or you provide them with temporary Administrative rights. But if the clients are running Windows Vista or Windows 7 there is another solution available I noticed many people Read More …