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process modifies windows 10 settings

Thank you in advance for your help! please ask me missing information, this is new to me this kind of forum problem: to stop the event described bellow event description: this event repeats. ...
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Restricting a program's access to the Windows registry

Is it possible to prevent a certain program from accessing the Windows registry? I know there are ACLs to lock out a user, but what about per-executable control?
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GPO Denied (Security Filter) not applying

I am having an issue in my company. I have a GPO, and one group in security filter, lets name it group X. In my delegation, I set the permissions to X (Allow Read and Allow Apply Group Policy). The ...
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Customising and manipulating Local Policies in non-AD network

I'm running a small LAN mainly of clients running Windows 8.1 Pro/Enterprise. I've used GPEdit/SecPol MSC and equivalent reg keys to manipulate local policies and items listed as being able to be set ...
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How is it possible to transfer Internet Explorer (11) security settings without registry?

I have set up a PC with Internet Explorer 11 and its security settings to let it work with the customer's Web Application. I now want to transfer these IE settings - mainly security setting - so that ...
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Change audit policy through the Registry

I'm developing an application to read audit event log entries. But I'm stuck on my home notebook with Windows 10 Home and I can't start gpedit.msc or secpol.msc. Thus I have to enable logon audit ...
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Configure Local Policies:Security Options:Network security on Windows Home (7 or later) [duplicate]

I need to configure a Windows 7 Home machine to connect to a VPN Server. This requires the following configuration: Local Policies > Security Options Network Security: Minimum session security ...
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Setting audit policy on any Windows version

Is it possible to set an object audit policy on any version of Windows? I can do it on Enterprise, but wanted to know if it was possible on Home Premium (or any version of Windows without group policy)...
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Configuring security policy under Windows 7 Pro

We are trying to setup application security policy in Windows 7 Pro. I Have enabled the system's local policy with configuration below: {Policy sample} Name Type Security Level Description ...
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VPS Admin Sharing Worries

Here is my situation. I recently got a vps running Windows 2008 R2 Standard to run SEO Powersuite, Market Samurai and some other tools. I added my seo guy as an admin on my vps so he has access to any ...
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Unable to access port remotely for AWS machine although security group appears to allow it

I have used the spark ec2/spark-ec2 script to launch an AWS cluster. It was launched, I am able to ssh into the master node, and spark is running - notably including the web-ui at port 8080: $ ...
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Does Windows 8.1 filter spoofed packets, or packets with bad checksums?

I recently started a software security class. I expect to be required to craft and send packets; yet I read somewhere my Windows 8.1 installation filters packets based on a valid checksum. Is this ...
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Who has the rights to shutdown a Windows machine remotely?

The question is about the shutdown command with /m \\MACHINE switch, which can be used to shut down (reboot, sleep etc.) a Windows machine remotely. In my case I'm dealing with a local home network ...
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Totally Disable Java 8 Security

Ever since Java 8, running java requires going through the java control panel, adding an exception to the site list, and restarting firefox. And even with an exception in the site list, it still ...
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Enabling welcome screen Windows 7 Embedded

I want the list of available users (without the hidden admin account etc) displayed. To facilitate an easier login experience. Things I have tried: Security policy editor: secpol | Local Policies |...
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Deny acess to file-shares (SMB)?

There are security policies like: Deny logon locally Deny logon on through Remote Desktop Services Deny access this computer from network Is there any policy to deny specific users/groups to ...
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User/Group name validation in Group Security Policy

Why does GPO editor doesn't check validity of given username/groupname in 'Add User or Group' dialog box. It doesn't check if valid name was given when you apply in actual policy dialog box (For ...
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Tracking who deleted a folder in Windows Server

Recently there are several cases of missing or deleted files/folder from various shared folders, so we have turned on the audit policy for Delete Subfolders and Files. However there are more than 100 ...
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Re-enable extensions not coming from Chrome Web Store on Chrome v35+ (with enhanced security)

Does anybody know how to re-enable your own extensions after they were disabled by the Chrome v35 update? (Mostly greasemonkey scripts in my case, thus simple .js files previously drag-n-dropped in ...
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Is it possible to force users to change password periodically in Windows 8.1 Pro and how?

According to the one of the security requirements enforced upon our office, we must start to control / enforce passwords are changed every now and then. Is there a way to force users to change their ...
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Client and Server program running onto the same Windows 7 computer. Can I restrict access to the Server one via port management?

I am running Windows 7 - 64 bits. I have a program that works in client-server mode, this is: there are, in fact, two programs (a client and a server) that runs on the same Windows computer. The ...
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How can I install a keyboard layout on a locked-down workstation?

I want to use the Dvorak keyboard layout at work (I already do at home) but I often need umlauts so the built-in US Dvorak isn't enough, and punching in the umlauts' Alt-codes gets tedious really fast....
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How to automatically download exe files in Internet Explorer 11?

In IE 11 and before downloading files there's the annoying bar (as seen here under Internet Explorer 9 & 10). I've been trying to disable it for a while... I tried enabling in gpedit.msc Turn off ...
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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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Non-admin account should not have shutdown & restart privileges

The admin account on my PC should ALWAYS BE RUNNING. I am allowing other accounts to use the PC (includes running apps of course) while the admin is logged in but i want to prevent that non-admin ...
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Blocking incoming connections from IP in windows XP

I have a request to block any incoming connections from a block of IP addresses but they would like to leave the outgoing traffic alone (no block). Is there a way to do this in Windows XP? The ...
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Disabling Password Complexity Requirements on Windows 7

I'm trying to setup an account on a windows 7 machine that has no password. However there are complexity requirements getting in the way. It might be of interest that this computer is connected to a ...
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keep windows from showing a wifi password

I want to prevent Windows from showing any wireless password. Is there a security database choice either on each individual computer or on the domain that will establish this policy?
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Find out what Windows domain policies cause certain restrictions on a workstation

I work within a team of developers in a large bank. We all have full admin rights on our win7 workstations. The Windows infrastructure in our company is getting an overhaul, so there seems to be ...
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Windows 8 security policy “LAN Manager Authentication Level”

I can't get into one of our enterprise apps and the app administrator told me I need to change the LAN Manager Authentication Level to "Send NTLM Responses Only". That normally happens via group ...
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Configuring System Policies for Minimum Passcode Restrictions

Is there a system security policy in Windows that I can use to specifically state minimum passcode requirements for an account passcode? When I was looking in the security policies i did not see any, ...
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Install Microsoft Java VM on Windows 7 + IE8

I cannot install Microsoft Java VM on Windows 7 and IE8. File xmldso.cab is blocked because it does not have valid digital signature to verify its distributor. Can you use something like group ...
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How to view all IE Trusted Sites when security settings are managed?

If the Security Zones for Internet Explorer are managed by my system administrator, the list of Trusted Sites is disabled and I cannot scroll through the list. Is there a way I can view the full list ...
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Firefox: Disable window.location on website

I'm trying to prevent a certain site from being able to use javascript to redirect the browser to another page. The script in question is an inline script so Greasemonkey and adBlock can't do ...
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Routing in Windows XP with IP restriction

I have Windows XP with two connections (e.g. A and B). What's the easiest way to make Windows XP act as a gateway to B for one and only one given computer (IP) from A?
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How can I prevent a policy-enforced screen lock in Windows 7?

Our corporate BOFH imposes the screen lock setting with a ridiculously short delay. It's frustrating and counterproductive. Is there a way to prevent the automatic screen lock? I would assume there ...
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Permission Denied For Service under Local Administrator Account

I have a service that should copy some files over a network, the service is running under one of the local administrator accounts. Logged in as that administrator I can manually copy the files from ...
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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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Change local time on XP box - local admin but group policy restricts time change

I am a developer in need of doing some temporal unit testing on my local XP box. I am local admin but there is a group policy enforced centrally that prohibits changing local time (a severe case of ...
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Why setting Powershell to set-executionpolicy remotesigned fails?

Using Win7-32bit and Powershell ISE I tried to run a just saved script (let's say containing a simple cls). I got the error, that execution of scripts is forbidden with the usual "get-help ...
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How do I restrict an application from phoning home?

I have an application running on Windows 7 that I would like to continue using but prevent it from accessing the Internet. How do I do this? Do I use some kind of local policy, etc? The app would ...