Tag Archives: Group Policy

Remove a Printer using the Printers Name

By | October 10, 2007

When a printer dies or is replaced and a new one installed you need a way to remove the old printer from users machines. But you don't want to do this by hand.
This script can remove a mapped printer and can be added to a logon script or run via group policy.

Write Protect Removable Storage

By | July 27, 2007

I just implemented the USB.ADM group policy option to disable USB removable devices on my network.
Then it caused a problem! You're not able to access digital cameras.
So I searched the Web and found a way to disable writing to USB removable drives.
Thank you to http://www.petri.co.il/disable_writing_to_usb_disks_in_xp_sp2_with_gpo.htm

Disable removeable Storage

By | July 25, 2006

By default, Group Policy does not offer a facility to easily disable drives containing removable media, such as USB ports, CD-ROM drives, Floppy Disk drives and high capacity LS-120 floppy drives. However, Group Policy can be extended to use customised settings by applying an ADM template. The ADM template in this article allows an Administrator to disable the respective drivers of these devices, ensuring that they cannot be used.

Configure Remote Assistance via Group Policy

By | February 1, 2006
Remote assistance is a new feature available in the Windows XP Operating Systems.  This can be very useful in offering assistance to your remote clients because it allows you to see the users desktop while they are using it, therefore allowing you to be able to walk them through how to do something. This article describes how to set up remote assistance in an Active Directory enviroment.

Allow Symantec Anti-Virus through Windows Firewall via Group Policy

By | January 31, 2006
When using Symantec System Center, you are sometimes unable to retreive information from your remote clients. This is because something is stopping communications between the AntiVirus Server and the Client workstation. If you are running Active Directory, you can easily configure a Group Policy to allow these types of communications.