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Windows 8.1 GPO Setting – How to Disable the Help Tips for Charms during first time login?

Whenever a new user login to Windows 8.1, they will get help tips on Charms as shown on below screen capture. It will go away till user perform once as instructed. This can really be irritating to experienced users. But … Continue reading

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Windows 8.1 GPO Setting – Why Configure "Search, Share, Start, Devices, and Settings don’t appear when the mouse is pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen"?

Does your user complains to you that the Search, Share, Start, Devices and Settings Edge User Interface (UI) keep appearing every time they try to close a Windows Explorer or Application Windows? This is the reason why you get this … Continue reading

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What is “WinX” or “Charms” in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Group Policy Settings Reference Sheet is referring to?

Anyone who tried to view through the newly release excel sheet from Microsoft sharing on the new GPO settings applicable to Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. I believe you will have some questions as I do… In case … Continue reading

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Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 – Missing Details in the Excel Sheet

For those who went to download the excel sheet that provide the list of new GPO settings from the link – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25250 You may need to comb through the whole excel sheet together with test environment to get a full … Continue reading

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Unable to edit GPO with settings imported – Access is denied. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80070005 (E_ACCESSDENIED))

How I love Monday. Situation Scenario today is: 1. Setup a new test Windows Server 2012 R2 Test Domain in Microsoft Virtual Environment. 2. Backup GPOs from existing Domain and convert the Folder containing the GPOs into ISO 3. Mount … Continue reading

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Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 is released!

The wait is over… The spread sheet that GPO administrator will NEED is out. Thank You Microsoft! Please follow the link below to grab it now! http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25250 What to do after you download? HAVE FUN! I am going through one … Continue reading

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Remember to Update Your WMI Filter in GPOs!

Recently, after I successfully deployed a GPO for Windows 8, another of my team-mate told me that 802.1x GPO does not work for Windows 8 machine. So, fun time – troubleshooting begins! All settings looks fine on the GPOs from … Continue reading

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