Internet Explorer Group Policy Nightmare

I’ve been a fan of Group Policy since the days of Novell Netware and ZENWorks. There is something fascinating in the concept of defining settings and then forcing them on the targeted devices or users. This post is about controlling Microsoft Internet Explorer settings via GPO and the changes that they made with the release of IE 10 and 11.  This article is meant to sum up a few things I’ve found difficult to figure out. If you’re confused with setting up IE with GPO and GPP, read on.

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Changing the product key of Windows from MAK to KMS with a PowerShell script

This article explains the basic steps to change the product key of an already installed Windows system with a PowerShell script. This becomes a matter of interest for example when you plan to deploy a Key Management Service (KMS) on your network. KMS activates Microsoft products on-premises without the need to go all the way over the public internet to Microsoft server. Continue reading