Thursday, November 7, 2013

Managing Published (Metro) Apps in Windows 8 via Group Policy

The following link explains how to manage Windows 8 Tile/Metro/Published Apps via Group Policy:

Updating Windows 8 and Server 2012 via WSUS on Server 2008R2

There is an update to WSUS 3.0 SP2 which allows Windows 8 and Server 2012 clients to receive udpates from WSUS running on Server 2008R2:

KB2734608


Sunday, October 27, 2013

Finding Active Directory Accounts by SID


If you know the SID and would like to find the corresponding Active Directory account, then LDAP queries won't work well. For them to work, you would have to reformat the SID to match the LDAP formatting rules which is not a trivial task.
A much easier way uses an LDAP path. Let's assume you have a string SID in $SID variable, and you would like to find the Active Directory account tied to it. 

Try this:

$SID = ''   # like S-1-5-21-1234567-...
$account = [ADSI]"LDAP://"
$account
$account.distinguishedName

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Turn off ad toolbar in uTorrent

Source: http://forum.utorrent.com/viewtopic.php?id=125180

To turn off ALL ad related and featured content:
Options>preferences>Advanced...
Turn all these settings to false:
offers.left_rail_offer_enabled/left_rail_offer         
gui.show_plus_upsell
offers.sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled/sponsored_torrent_offer_enabled
bt.enable_pulse
gui.show_notorrents_node
offers.content_offer_autoexec

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Registry to Group Policy Preferences XML Converter

This is a free tool to convert your .reg file into the .xml file needed to configure a registry entry for Group Policy Preferences.

http://colonelpanic.zzl.org/reg2gpp/