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How to block certain apps (say games) except on weekends (Windows 10)

I am aware that applications can be blocked using 'Local Security Policy'. But how to combine it with Task Scheduling. I cannot find my way around the Task Scheduler. Any other workaround is ...
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Looking for a system to handle internal control execution [duplicate]

We are a fast growing company that needs to suddenly meet requirements by external auditors, in order to pass IT security guidelines. As part of the guidelines, we need to ensure that various internal ...
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windows local security policy - Secpol shows nothing when open

I wanted to edit a rule on Local Security Policy but when i open, it shows nothing Image: https://i.stack.imgur.com/SLclv.jpg (i can't attach image)
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RDP saved credantials doesn't work

I'm trying to connect to a domain computer there is a message: "the server's authentication policy does not allow requests using saved credentials" I tried to search for the solution on the ...
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Windows10 - How to force login to network share (adminshare)?

I come to you with a topic of forcing login to other PC where somebody wants to access C$ (adminshare). I have situation that everybody in domain are able to access my \localhost\C$ without providing ...
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Is there a way to determine which applications are covered by a company's security policy?

I've connected my personal laptop to my work account and they have a security policy in place. Under "Applications" it's a list of guids that I want to link to an actual application name. ...
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How to prevent a Java-process from writing to filesystem?

We discovered, that a vendor-provided Java-program, meant to serve files over HTTP(S) -- in response to GET-requests -- will also happily accept POST-requests, creating new files and overwriting ...
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How do I secure my laptop from external user accesss?

Unknown user sessions and accounts are accessing my Windows PC, including settings changes and elevated permissions. I have attempted to disable remote access using gpedit and reduced permissions to ...
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Win10 Password Complexity settings stuck, hidden or error?

Running into a wall and wondering if I have a bug, error or am just making a mistake in setting password Policy in which case users are being asked to change the PW on login and required to set a ...
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Removable Storage Access - Disable, configured (enabled) USB write access doesn't work

I need to block USB write access on laptop computers, I'm doing it by enabling some policies from "Removable Storage Access" policy setting (Domain environment, but configuring these ...
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How to disable user tracking cookies

I borrowed a laptop from my friend who is network administrator, he installed a tracking cookie in my system and he knows everything I do on laptop. Every time I make any payment or transaction he ...
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"Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file" crashes all Windows 10 apps immediately

I've been having this problem for a day or two now. Every time I try to open any Windows 10 App or App Service (Groovy, Realtek Audio Manager, Photo Viewer, wsreset.exe), I'm greeted with "Windows ...
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How to enable PowerShell script execution?

I would like to execute a script. Unfortunely my system refuses to do that (from an elevated prompt): PS C:\Users\x\Desktop> .\Set-CustomPresence.ps1 .\Set-CustomPresence.ps1: File C:\Users\x\...
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How do I remove the "Reset Password" option from the Windows 10 login screen?

I've installed Windows 10 Professional on a PC with only one account, a local administrator. This PC needs to be as secure as possible and it will also never be attached to a Microsoft account. The ...
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Group policy to grey out macros security setting

I am after GPO to prevent Microsoft Office macro security settings to be changed by users i.e. restricting my users from being able to mock around with Macro Settings in: Options > Trust Center > ...
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Win 10 locations services locked to off -- how can I unlock them?

I have a personal Thinkpad P1 running Windows 10 Pro (version 1909, build 18363.535). I would like to turn on Location Services so that I can turn on Find My Device. However, when I go to Settings>...
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Bitlocker with TPM but without USB key?

I have Windows 10 x64 version 1903 build 18362.418. Recently I have added a TPM module (specification version is 2.0) to my machine and as far as I can tell it is working properly: its Status in tpm....
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Windows Defender Application Control prevents Windows to boot after second restart (signed policy)

Hy everyone! I want to lock down some Windows 10 Terminals so that they can only run approved Software but keep the possibility to update this software. My plan was to make use of the new Feature of ...
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How can I give a non-administrator permission to alter local security policy on Windows?

I'm working with a service that creates AD accounts. This service is not an administrator (and I don't want it to be) - but it needs to be able to give the newly created accounts the Log in as a Batch ...
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What are the most compatible special characters for login/passwords?

As you would know, most password policy for apps and services require to set a password including a special character. When setting a password for SSO/LDAP, password has to be compatible with all ...
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What is the difference between object access and file (system) access in Windows 10?

Regarding auditing specifically. When I look at 'Audit object access' it says: This security setting determines whether the OS audits user attempts to access non-Active Directory objects.. (...
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Disabled Local Policies:Audit Policy, but Event Viewer is still displaying Security Logs

I disabled all types of auditing for both successes and failures in: Local Security Policy > Local Policies > Audit Policy but when I go to Event Viewer > Windows Logs > Security, logs are still ...
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External users need access to our domain

We built an application that is configured for single sign-on using our AD with SAML. We use Duo for 2FA. Hence, all users in our domain can access that app with their regular work accounts. However,...
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Set PowerShell Execution Policy for a service account

I would like to adjust the PowerShell Execution Policy for a service account, i.e. the IIS user (or let alone those new SSIS virtual accounts). However, it looks like you can only adjust the policy ...
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SceCli 0x57 Password Policy Event 1202

A bit of background. I have a small network of 10 computers (2 DCs and 8 laptops). The DCs crashed when security came an implemented new policies and we had to rebuild them. We had to rejoin the ...
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Enable "audit process tracking" using batch file

I'm following this post and trying to enable Audit process tracking. Local Security Policy > Local Policies > Audit Policy > Double Click Audit process tracking and enable. I'm hoping for a ...
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Origin Policy violation on google.by pages

Starting from today I'm constantly getting this error when trying to search something at google.by: Well, well, well. What do we have here? An Origin Policy violation. And what do we not have? ...
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Local Security Policy Cannot Change Security Level

Today when I was testing Local group policy I set security level disallow to Set as default Now the button is disable and I am unable to run any kind of executable in my pc. and see this message ...
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Local policy control in ImageMagick

In ImageMagick, is there any way to control policy locally? Something like ~/.imagemagick/policy.xml. Update: $ dpkg -l imagemagick Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-...
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Which privileges/settings are responsible so standard user can start a service? [duplicate]

My code works fine on one computer but the same code generates error code 5 (access denied) on another computer. Essentially ::OpenService() call fails because of the flag SERVICE_START because the ...
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Windows Command prompt - Allow user / user group to run a specific command

I want to allow a specific user group the right to run format command. I have checked Microsoft documentation and this is what I have found : You must be a member of the Administrators group to ...
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Windows 10 Local Security Settings

Major problem: I wanted to set up a highly locked-down account (can only open Google Chrome) parallel to a normal admin account that can do anything. I fired up secpol.msc, and on the Enforcement ...
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Company Computers all have stuck policies

Our company used to be managed by an MSP. We had NO on premise DC/AD but we do use Azure. The problem is somehow, now that the MSP is gone, all the computers have "group policies" for updates etc. I ...
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Security policies setting keeps being changed

I edited the following security policy setting through secpol.msc: Local Policies -> User Rights Assigment -> Change the System Time and removed all users from it, so that nothing, not even LOCAL ...
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Prevent applications to write to windows registry

Is there a possibility for me to see uac promt every time some app trying to edit registry? Maybe run all apps in low integrity level by default or set writing to registry to high integrity? The ...
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Gpo lockscreen issue

For our organisation we are using lockscreen GPO's to control acces for the users. Most users have a period of 2 minutes before their screen locks, but there are some who require 4 minutes. The issue ...
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Is Constrained Language mode enabled by Default?

Is Constrained Language mode enabled in Powershell by default? in latest Windows 10 FCU build, up-to-date
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Windows 7 - Do you want to open this file? Terminate with extreme prejudice [duplicate]

Windows 7 asks me that question every time I go to do anything with a file I downloaded from the net. Is there a way to disable that annoying popup for all files, new and old, for all times, no ...
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Interactive logon: Require Domain Controller authentication to unlock

Interactive logon: Require Domain Controller authentication to unlock Scenario: I was logged in to Windows 7 x64 Enterprise N SP1 domain joined desktop machine connected to corporate network using ...
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User Rights Assignment Back To Not Defined

Is it possible to put a Local Policy User Rights Assignment back to Not Defined? There is not a checkbox to mark it as Not Defined. Is it possible to set any of the User Rights Assignments back to Not ...
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Can my employer track my home computer while I remote desktop using it to work computer [closed]

I often connect to my work computer remotely when I am at home using my home PC(the work computer is at home with me on internal IP 192.168.xx.xx). I then connect to VPN from my RDPed work computer. ...
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How to debug failed WMI logins

I can connect to the target machine using wbemtest, but when I try connecting using an application based on J-Interop with the same credentials, the connection fails. I'm trying to figure out why. I ...
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How to enable FIPS compliance setting without Local Security Policy on Windows 10 Home?

I'm having a problem running some software where a feature doesn't work because the cryptographic algorithm being used isn't FIPS validated. Here's an excerpt of the error indicating that: 'X' ...
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What reason could a company have for preventing users from changing their passwords

If a user wants to change their password they have to either let the IT department generate a random one or else they have to tell them the new password over the phone. Either way the IT department ...
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Don't block files downloaded from a trusted site

I have a 3rd party program that downloads updates for itself from a specific location on the Net and then runs them. After being migrated to Windows 10, this stopped working because, apparently, the ...
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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 ...