IE November Cumulative update and EMET 5.0 compatibility heads-up

If you are using Internet Explorer 11, either on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1, and have deployed EMET 5.0, it is particularly important to install EMET 5.1 as compatibility issues were discovered with the November Internet Explorer security update and the EAF+ mitigation. Resources: EMET 5.1 is available http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2014/11/10/emet-5-1-is-available.aspx   Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit 5.0:…

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How do I test the new out-of-date ActiveX controls feature?

On the previous blog “How to manage the new “blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls”  feature in IE?” we showed you the location and settings for the new out-of-date ActiveX controls feature and on this one, we are outlining the step by step instructions covered in article KB2991000 | Update to block out-of-date ActiveX controls in Internet Explorer under the…

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How to manage the new "blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls" feature in IE?

In this quick blog post, we are sharing the administrative group policy settings and registry location included in the August 2014 IE cumulative update, that will help you better prepare and manage the new “blocking out-of-date ActiveX controls” feature. For more information on the new changes, please read the original post by the IE Product…

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HOW TO CONFIGURE A PROXY SERVER URL AND PORT USING GPP REGISTRY ?

Here are the steps on adding a ProxyServer url and Port using Group Policy Preference Registry settings. Requirements: GPMC.MSC Editor From User configuration / Preferences / Windows Settings / Registry Right click on the Registry item and select Registry Item        From the New Registry Properties, set the Action to create if the value we…

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Command line options available to uninstall Internet Explorer

In this blog, I am sharing the commands available to uninstall Internet Explorer. Examples covered in this blog are for: Internet Explorer 9 Internet Explorer 10 Internet Explorer 11 PLEASE NOTE: If you decide to cut and paste the command you should re-type the quotes ” ” between the cmd and norestart When copying, it…

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ActiveX GPO is configured to allow regular users install ActiveX Controls but fails with Access is denied when file access auditing is enabled

Can’t get Axis to work and very little clues as to why the activex is not installing? Perhaps, you are hitting this scenario. Assume, you have configured the Axis GPO on your environment to manage Windows 7 client machines. These machines could be running IE8, IE9, IE10 or even IE11. You logon using the regular…

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Optimizing Performance with automatic Proxyconfiguration scripts (PAC)

Hi Team, when creating an automatic proxy-configuration script (PAC-filer or also known as wpad.dat), questions arrive on how these could be optimized in order to speed up their performance The functions which can be used in order to evaluate an address (URL and hostname) are explained in the following article: JavaScript or JScript Auto-Proxy Example…

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User Proxy settings showing up in Local System Account – Correct way to apply Proxy settings

If you are wondering how your local system account is getting proxy settings even though you have applied proxy settings only for users, this post will help you.  Here you will see the proxy settings set in Local system account: HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections The applications which run in system context might stop working if the Local…

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IE10 Removing IEMaintenance from Window 7 and Windows 2008 R2

Hi, we just want to share some information regarding some changes introduced with IE10 that may impact the way you manage your Internet Explore Policies. As the TechNet article “Replacements for Internet Explorer Maintenance” states that: “By default In Windows® 8, the IEM settings have been deprecated in favor of Group Policy Preferences, Administrative Templates (.admx),…

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