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Technical Blog of Jason Olson

Technology Policies/Network Printers

Network Assignment To properly configure network printers initially on a windows network: Leave printers setup in DHCP Check DHCP server and use the MAC address information to establish a DHCP

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Technology Policies/Guest Users

We’re starting a new series on Monday called “Policy Monday” to help share common technology policies. This week we’ll start with Adding Guest Accounts to the Network. The following is

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Shortcut to changing a specific GPO

Here is a great little shortcut to let you directly edit a specific GPO without having to launch the GP Management Console (GPMC), which is handy for frequently modified policies,

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Group Policy and Internet Explorer 8

There are approximately 1300 Group Policies for managing Windows® Internet Explorer® 8. This TechNet article provides recommendations for the following important areas: security, performance, and compatibility with Internet Explorer 7

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Disable Firefox Auto Update for Terminal Servers

Disable the auto-update feature in Firefox. I accomplished this by first creating a file called mozilla.cfg in the C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox directory with the following contents: // Disable Auto Updates

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SBS RWW ActiveX Control Error

A problem discovered by another technician for a client which  points to a possible problem with clients which use RWW to connect to their desktop computer at the office who

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BitLocker to Go in Windows 7

For the enterprise customer one of the greatest integrated features in Windows Vista was the new BitLocker technology. However it was limited to only encrypting the local hard drives. Now,

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Force workstation loggoff after inactivity

There are various situations where you may want a computer to automatically loggoff the user when they have been idle for a period of time. The most freqnet use for

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“Extra Registry Settings” under Group Policy Management Console

After running a resultant set of policy (RSOP) within the Microsoft Group Policy Management Console, you may see a some settings which are listed under “Extra Registry Settings”. The primary

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Wireless computers on a Active Directory domain

On an Active Directory domain it can be risky to implement consumer grade wireless networks, not necessarily because of the week security (since some support great authentication mechanism) but because

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