Posts Tagged ‘group policy’

Windows 10 – Group Policy Pack Privacy and Telemetry

Monday, February 13th, 2017

It sounds like the task of preventing your Windows 10 PC from phoning home is going to be a full time job.

The Group Policy pack Privacy and Telemetry, short gp-pack PaT, is a collection of 70 policies designed to disable sending data to Microsoft on Windows 10 devices. Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise administrators may use the Group Policy to modify privacy settings, and block some telemetry collecting and submitting to Microsoft. Numerous privacy tools for Windows 10 have been released that modify Registry keys directly. Several of the programs go further, for instance by removing applications that ship with Windows 10, or blocking Microsoft Telemetry servers on the system.


How to Disable Windows Defender in Windows 10 Permanently

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Although one should only disable Windows Defender as a last resort, sometimes it’s the only choice when Defender conflicts with another program on your system.

Windows Defender is the default antivirus solution of Windows 10 just like it has been on Windows 8. The program is enabled by default and will turn itself off if another antivirus solution is installed provided that it is recognized by the operating system. One core difference between the implementation on Windows 8 and 10 is that you cannot turn off Windows Defender completely anymore using the preferences provided in the application.


Add Run as a Different User to the Windows 8 Startpage

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012

Every time Microsoft comes out with a new version of Windows, there are always dozens of new tricks that we have to learn in order to get the interface to behave the way it used to behave …

If you want to run a program as a different user in Windows 7, all you have to do is hold down the shift-key on the computer keyboard before you right-click the program that you want to start. This adds the run as different user entry to the context menu from where it can be selected.


Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows Internet Explorer 8

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

This looks like a handy tool for small network administrators …

System administrators can use Group Policy rules of Windows to control the working environment of user and computer accounts. The Group Policy is often associated solely with enterprise, school, business and other organizations, when in fact it can be useful in smaller computer networks and even home environments.

Many rules in the Group Policy center around restricting features of the operating system, or programs running on it. There are for instance more than 1000 rules available to regulate Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.