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Can this CORS error be avoided on Windows 7?(I tried both Chrome and Firefox)

Access to fetch at 'https://ip-51-105-104-76.dditscdn.com/api/8/envelope/? sentry_key=...&sentry_version=7&sentry_client=sentry.javascript.browser%2F7.51.2' from origin 'https://www....
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Disabling changing the time zone does not work in Windows 10

I have a computer which is used by several users. I would like to disable for these users the option of changing the time zone the system uses (both via the "clicking way" as well as via the ...
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Supplemental WDAC policy Doesn't Override Block Rule from Base WDAC Policy (Microsoft Recommended Block Rules)

I'm working on creating a Windows Defender Application Control (WDAC) supplemental policy which supplements a base policy. The base policy is merged with the Microsoft Recommended Block Rules. This ...
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Triggering a scheduled task using process ID (Windows 10)

How can I trigger a task in the Task Scheduler using a process ID that I get from the Task Manager? Sort of similiar to the event ID from the Event Viewer. My first solution was to use the event ID ...
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Use WDAC to block an EXE except when called by specific program? Possible?

Context: When Windows Defender Application Control blocks a program, in the Event Viewer log it also shows which application/process tried to open the blocked exe. For example it says this, followed ...
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macports' php82-fpm unable to read a php file due to system policy

I try to set up a LAMP server on my M1 macMini, and after getting thru several configuration issues, I've been able to start apache2 and php82-fpm in fastcgi mode, but Apple's system Policy seems to ...
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How can I edit the Users Privileges with Local Security Policy in Windows Server 2016?

I am creating a pentest scenario and I want that a user has the SeImpersonatePrivilege. So, I install the Windows Server 2016 in a virtual machine. Then, I created the Administrator user and a common ...
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Windows 10 forbids installation of Intel I225-V Ethernet Controller driver

I have an Intel I225-V Ethernet Controller, which allows up to 2.5Gbit/s, but apparently causes major issues in many places. On Linux, it works out of the box. On Windows, the Ethernet interface is ...
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Why my WDAC policy created using Event Viewer logs based on FilePath rule isn't working?

I'm trying to understand why my WDAC policy is not letting the programs I allow-listed using Event Viewer logs, to run. This is how I made my WDAC Policy allow list based on Event Viewer audit logs: ...
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I can't get Windows Defender Application Control policy working in Windows 11

On Windows 11, I made a WDAC policy with WDAC Wizard and added it to Group Policy, restarted the PC and still the policy isn't being enforced. Here is the test policy I made: <?xml version="1....
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its possible, and how if yes, create exceptions for ValidateAdminCodeSignatures registry value enabled?

modifying the ValidateAdminCodeSignatures value contained in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System Windows enforce PKI signature checks on any interactive ...
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MSpaint won't open in Run console(win+r), while it opens well in CMD console

I run(win+r) mspaint frequently and it became a habit that I don't want to change. After Windows update some days ago, running mspaint resulted in permission error. I cannot revert Windows update ...
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Firefox allow HTTP URLs (and not force HTTPS)

tl;dr I want to browse an http-based URL but Firefox will not let me. A local network HTTP server is at http://host (port 80) and the corresponding HTTPS server is at https://host (port 443). When I ...
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Windows 10: How to require login on startup but NOT resume from sleep

Is it possible to have Windows 10 (Pro) require login on startup and reboot but NOT wake from sleep or power-saving screen off? Thanks
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How do some special programs enforce policy-like settings upon Chrome?

There's this parental control app called Qustodio. Upon installation, it manages to enforce a setting upon Chrome, namely that Safesearch is permanently enabled. How does it manage to do this? And ...
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Restrict commands in Linux shell

Is there an option like Set-ExecutionPolicy in Linux shell which can be used to restrict commands and scripts? Set-ExecutionPolicy is used in PowerShell: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/powershell/...
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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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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 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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