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#2 GPO Serial – GPO v domene cast 1.

October 12th, 2011 No comments

Ako som spominal v predchadzajucom clanku, lokalne politiky nie su moc vhodne na centralne spravovanie prostredia, kedze kazda lokalna politika zije svoj “lokalny zivot” 🙂 Na centralne spravovanie politik pre koncove pocitace potrebujeme funkcnu Active Directory (dalej len AD) domenu a v nej vyuzijeme Group Policy Object. Ale co to vlastne ten Group Policy Object je?

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#1 GPO Serial – Lokalne Politiky

October 7th, 2011 No comments

Skor ako sa pustime do samotnych Active Directory GPO, by som rad pripomenul, ze na kazdom pocitaci od Windows 2000 su Local Group Policy. Jedna sa o lokalne politiky. Ku tymto lokalnym politikam sa dostaneme spustenim prikazu gpedit.msc. Ked si spustime dany prikaz na pocitaci uvidime nasledovnu obrazovku:


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Novy GPO serial

October 6th, 2011 2 comments

Coraz viac zistujem, ze lokalni administratori vo firmach nerozumeju GPO a preto ich nepouzivaju. A ked ich aj pouzivaju, tak im vacsina aj tak nerozumie. Preto som sa rozhodol o napisanie serialu o GPO politikach a spravit tak osvetu v tomto smere.
Tak mi drzte palec. Dufam, ze sa bude pacit.


Obsah serialu:

#1 GPO Serial – Lokalne Politiky
#2 GPO Serial – GPO v domene cast 1.
#3 GPO Serial – GPO v domene cast 2.
#4 GPO Serial – Aplikovanie GPO

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Allow users to logon on to Domain Controller

September 13th, 2011 3 comments

Once upon the time I was at customer which had all infrastructure servers (and also all domain controllers) in VMWare VM. He decided to have one more domain controller on physical server. Only server he could use was management server, which was full of management tools.

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Exchange 2007/2010 mailflow statistics

September 6th, 2011 No comments

At one of our customer I was asked if there is any tool to make some statistics out of Exchange mailflow. You can use GUI Microsoft Exchange Tracking Log Explorer. This tool it usefull unless you need to make some smarter data handling. This tool doesn’t count how many mails user sent or received. Even those data displayed on the end are not exportable.

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How to add UPN Suffix

August 19th, 2011 1 comment

Sometimes when you install Exchange, you want to allow users to use their e-mail addresses as a login name. Most of the time UPN suffixes are not usefull. For example you have internal name for domain “company.corp”, but your e-mail addresses are ““. You want to give an option for users to log into OWA using “” instead of “company.corp\username”.

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Windows 2008/7: How to disable firewall correctly

August 19th, 2011 No comments

Most of the time I found at customers’ sites that they disable firewalls completely, because they don’t have time or they are just lazy to define exceptions in firewall settings. But this is not really good idea according to security.

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Remove “Screen Resolution” on right-click

August 19th, 2011 No comments

These days I’m working on one RDS (Terminal Services before) farm and I’m playing with setting users’ environment as secure as possible, but also as usefull as possible. When I disabled access to Control Panel for all users with settings in GPO I found one issue. When I right-clicked on Desktop under normal user I could see following options:

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Windows Missing Administrative Shares

August 12th, 2011 2 comments

Today I went to one of our customers and they were complaining about not being able to access admin shares on their clients’ computers. Admin shares are those following:

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Insert system variables into registry via GPO

August 1st, 2011 No comments

I’m implementing RDS (TS) farm at one of our customers. From my previous experiences I love to have %USERNAME% and %COMPUTER% name variables in name od Computer on RDS User’s Desktop.

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