Access To The Resource <> Has Been Disallowed – GPO Fix

When trying to access a UNC path in the address bar, you get the following error: Address Bar Access to the resource <<UNC path>> has been disallowed. This is because a Group Policy Object is disallowing the user access to UNC paths. To fix this, configure the following GPO setting to disable removing Run menu […]
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How To Allow Non-Administrators To Install Specific Drivers Via Group Policy

Sometimes you might need to allow non-administrators to install drivers for a specific device. An example of such a scenario would be if a user has a device that asks them to install drivers each time they connect it to a new computer. Rather than allow the non-administrator user to be prompted to install the […]
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Powershell Is Unable To Connect To The Remote Server

You may find that you get the following error when trying to run PowerShell commands connecting to remote servers: Powershell is unable to connect to the remote server This is because you haven’t enabled PowerShell Remoting. To enable PowerShell Remoting, create a group policy object with the following policies set: Computer Configuration -> Policies -> […]
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How To Enable Sideloading On Windows 8

Sideloading enables LOB Windows Store apps to be installed on Windows 8 through the PowerShell, DISM and other deployment technoligies. To enable sideloading on Windows 8, configure the following group policy: Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> App Package Deployment -> Allow all trusted apps to install -> Enabled Then […]
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How To Prevent Internet Explorer From Closing

Sometimes you might want to prevent users closing Internet Explorer, in a kiosk environment for example. To prevent internet explorer from closing you will need to create two scripts. the first is a batch file to open IE and reopen it when users close it. The second is to launch the first script in a […]
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Adding Security Certificates To Internet Explorer Via Group Policy Or Script

Sometimes you need to add security certificates to Internet Explorer. Normally to add security certificates to Internet Explorer, you would click on: Tools Internet Options The Content tab Certificates Then Import the security certificate using the wizard If you want to add SSL certificates to numerous IE installations, the easiest way to do this is […]
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Allow Users To Install Printers Without Admin Rights – Windows 2012

You may find that since upgrading to Windows Server 2012, Print And Document Services (Print Server), users are now prompted for administrator credentials and are not able to install some printer drivers without admin rights. This is because Windows Server 2012 doesn’t support unsigned Type 3 (user mode) printer drivers (printer drivers without a signed […]
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