How to disable Java add-ons in Internet Explorer with Group Policy

Follow the below steps to disable Java in Internet Explorer with Group Policy. Open Internet Explorer, then from the Tools menu select Manage Add-ons. Locate the Java add-on, select and double click on it. Click on the Copy button to copy the content and paste it into notepad Name: Sun Java Console Publisher: Oracle America, Inc. Type: Browser Extension Architecture: 32-bit Version: 7.0.100.18 File date: ‎Today, ‎January ‎13, ‎2013, ‏‎15 minutes ago Date last accessed: Read More …

Windows 8 – How to disable the Metro logon screen

When starting Windows 8 you’ll see the Metro logon screen as shown in the picture below. The user logon then looks like this. If you prefer to get the Windows 7 style logon screen back, set RPEnabled to 0 the key is stored under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer The next time you logon the Metro style will be gone and you get back the classic logon screen. By the way if you want the classic start menu back Read More …

Taking Group Policy beyond what’s in the box – Part2

In my previous post I provided a brief overview of how PolicyPak can take you beyond default Group Policy management. In today’s post I am going to show you how easy it is to get PolicyPak up and running in your test environment. You can test PolicyPak on a local computer or within an Active Directory environment. Now beside the awesome things PolicyPak can do, what I really like about this solution is that it Read More …

Taking Group Policy beyond what’s in the box – Part1

Group Policy is a fundamental part of a managed Windows infrastructure. Using Group Policy Objects (GPO) allows IT administrators to configure and lock down clients and servers providing a standardized and secure environment. But despite the fact that Group Policy technology is around since the introduction of Windows 2000 its use seems to be limited to the Windows operating system and Microsoft Application product suite. Unfortunately not many 3rd party software vendors provide built-in Group Read More …

How to disable Office Ribbon Items using Group Policy

Today I am going to show you how to disable a Ribbon Item using Group Policy, Okay, what’s the deal you might think, simply find the item within the Office GPO settings and enable it. Right,almost, it’s just that Microsoft didn’t list all possible settings within the Office ADMX/ADML file, probably because there are too many of them. But there is a setting called “Disable command bar buttons and menu items” that you can enable Read More …