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Cant disable password complexity windows 8.1 home

I have a simple windows 8.1 home edition pc, with a local account (no email associated with user). When I try to change password it MUST meet complexity requirements (Upper, lower, special, character) ...
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What is Same Origin Policy?

I was experimenting with the Cross Site Flashing Vulnerabilities in a web application. From there i heard this term for the first time. Can Someone Explain me the term Same-Origin Policy? If the topic ...
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How to remove the login swipe screen using Registry edits in Win 8.1 [duplicate]

I want to eliminate the need to swipe the screen before getting to the log in screen on my Win 8.1 Update computer. I do not have the pro version so there is no gpedit.msc utility present. What ...
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Push a policy to Java clients?

This question came up when I was attempting to set the list of SSL/TLS cipher suites in a Java program. In Java, its quite painful at times to do simple things like set the list of ciphers because ...
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Pushing out LGP to many machines without AD

I have a school with 50 Windows machines that I would like to make edits to prevent the kids from changing the wallpapers ect... when they log into a student account. We don't have a Windows Server ...
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How can I end a job without disconnecting the remote session?

How can I end a job on a windows 2008 server that has sat idle for 30 minutes without ending the user session? We have users that run a job then minimize the job and go on to other tasks. Because of ...
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pkttyagent doesn't seem to work for virt-manager over ssh -X?

TL;DR: I seem to be too stupid to use PolKit authentication over ssh? I have two machines (running Fedora) with ssh public-key logins to a user with administrative privileges (groups e.g. wheel, ...
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How can I lockdown a computer so the user cannot minimize or move the browser window? [duplicate]

I am trying to setup a computer with a browser page. The webpage allows people to enter their email address and submit a form. However, it is intended to be a kiosk. I don't want people to be able ...
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Advanced Security Audit Policy Not Applying To Win7

Issue I am trying to apply a GPO with Advanced Security Audit Policy configurations to a Windows 7 client but the setting are not applying. I double-checked my work using this article - ...
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How to create Policy-based QoS on Windows 7 through CLI?

I am trying to add ToS (QoS) support to a SIP client (taken from open-source Linphone) as so: retval = setsockopt(session->rtp.socket, proto, value_type, (SOCKET_OPTION_VALUE)&tos, ...
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Problem: Restrictions in effect on computer. Asking me to contact my system administrator

This started happening when I had to restart my computer for an exam so I can get it working faster. When I rebooted it, it stopped giving me the option to do alt-F4 to be able to shut down, ...
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How are ties broken in AuFS with the top-down-parent file creation policy?

The AuFS manual says: Policies for Creating create=tdp | top−down−parent Selects the highest writable branch where the parent dir exists. If the parent dir does not exist on a writable branch, ...
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Network administartor has applied a Group policy that prevents installation [duplicate]

My official laptop has Windows Vista installed in it. While I have admin permission to install any software, I couldn't install "Google Talk Video chat" plugin. When I attempt it I get this message: ...
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How do I prevent virt-manager from asking for the root password?

When starting virt-manager, it asks for the root password. It looks like virt-manager causes the libvirtd daemon to run pkcheck with a couple of arguments, which then shows this authentication ...
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Insufficient privileges in networkmanager even though polkit policy set

When running as a normal user nm-applet doesn't allow me to select a wireless network saying "insufficient privileges". But I've edited the polkot policy file ...
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Automatically organizing a network drive

The non-profit I work for has recently purchased a 42TB NAS unit. This unit will store media production files: .jpg, .mp4, .pst, .indd, etc. I'd like to be able to specify a set of rules for a folder ...
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How to prevent applications from modifying Windows 7 firewall policy

Basically I've set my Windows firewall the way I want it, but apparently any application can create it's own rule to completely override my settings. How can I prevent this from happening?
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How to deny access to network (Internet) for users group in Windows?

I have Windows 7 prof installed without any AD. Just notebook for example. And I need to create Users group with limitations to access Internet via my application. Some accounts needs to have access ...
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How do I set a Windows 7 Security Policy option to “not defined”?

I have two identical machines running Windows 7, and I'm trying to replicate the security policy settings of one on the other (these are the settings under secpol.msc). One machine has a setting ...
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Does the mere presence of the Google search bar in Firefox mean I'm agreeing to Google's privacy policy?

I just upgraded to FF 10.0.2 and now there's this Google search bar at the top right of my url bar. I'm pretty sure my earlier version of FF didn't have it. Does the mere presence of this Google ...
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Setting windows policy for service users

I wan't to set up windows policy definitions (specifically, block access to removable media) to service users. For a regular user, I use the following definition in the registry: ...
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Can I install non-signed hardware drivers on Windows 7 64-bit? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Use an unsigned driver in Windows 7 x64 I want to install the Trackpad++ driver and the developer states: Prerequisite step: install Power Plan Assistant for ...
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How can I find out the password complexity policy?

A user tries to change his/her password in a Windows domain and it's not accepted: The password supplied does not meet the minimum complexity requirements How can an end-user find out what the ...
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How can I apply policies to Standard accounts?

How can I apply policies and restrict features, such as removing common program groups from the Start Menu, of Standard accounts without affecting Administrator accounts? I found a similar question ...
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Windows policy settings: overriding machine settings for specific user

I want use windows policy setting to limit access to removable media. This can be done by setting [HKEY_USERS\<uid>\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\RemovableStorageDevices] ...
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System Policy won't let me install TurboTax

I was just given a new computer with Windows 7 at work because my old one died . Now when I try to install my tax software which I really need it says "installation is forbidden by system policy. ...
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Set policy in Windows 7 to deny removable devices

How I can set a policy in Windows 7 to deny the removable devices?
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disable possword policy using command prompt in Server 2008

Is there a way to disable password policy in Windows Server 2008 using command prompt. I know how to do it using Local Security Policy in Administrative Tools. I was wondering if there is a way to ...
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Internet / E-Mail Usage Policy

Does anyone know of a resource online to check our company's Internet & E-Mail Usage Policy against, perhaps there is a standard out there that if adhered to covers everything...?
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How can I set up a policy on Windows XP to logout all users at midnight?

Sometimes the kids are on the computer too late and rather than yelling at them I want the computer to help me out. I already have a separate user set up so they don't have admin access to the ...
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How do I configure privileges for a Standard user account?

How do I limit the features of a Standard user account, without affecting the Admin account?
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How to recover from locked down XP Home computer

We've got a Kiosk machine provided to us by a manufacturer. The video card is flaky, so I want to replace it with another card we have on hand, rather than shipping across the country. The problem ...
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How do I disable all windows hotkeys?

Same as title, want to kill alt-tab, etc.
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Screen Saver Settings

I'm using Windows XP, there's a policy by admin that forces the computer to lock itself after some amount of idle time. Is there anyway around this?