THUNDERBIRD | GPO or Registry | Certificate handling

Basics: ¬† Via Registry: HKCU\Software\Policies\Mozilla\Thunderbird\Certificates\Install\1 = “mycert.der” or Software\Policies\Mozilla\Thunderbird\Certificates\Install\2 = “\\MYHOST\Users\username\mycert.pem” or Software\Policies\Mozilla\Thunderbird\Certificates\Install\3 = “C:\CERTS\mycert.pem” as REG_EXPAND_SZ. If you define only a file name without a path Thunderbird searches %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Thunderbird\Certificates%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Thunderbird\Certificates for your files. Via GPO: Use the user branch. Define full path file location or file names only. If you specify only a file […]

Windows 10 | Setting NIC Properties dependig on Vendor via Powershell

Get-NetAdapter -Physical | where InterfaceDescription -eq “Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (7) I219-V” | Set-NetAdapterAdvancedProperty -NoRestart -DisplayName “Energieeffizientes Ethernet” -DisplayValue “Aus” Get-NetAdapter -Physical | where InterfaceDescription -eq “Realtek*” | Set-NetAdapterAdvancedProperty -NoRestart -RegistryKeyword “EEE” -RegistryType “REG_SZ” -RegistryValue “0” Get-NetAdapter -Physical | where DriverProvider -eq “Intel” | where DriverVersion -like “12.18.8.*” | Set-NetAdapterAdvancedProperty -NoRestart -DisplayName “Energieeffizientes Ethernet” -DisplayValue “Ein” […]

Windows 10 | WakeOnLan | GPO via powershell

You have a problem with running WOL properly on Windows 10 in a corporate environment? Distribute a powershell (argghhh) script like this via GPO. All 192.168 NICs are renamed into a standard OFFICEN (OFFICE1..999). $adapter = gwmi win32_networkadapterconfiguration | ? { $_.IPaddress -like “*192.168*”} $i = 1 foreach($element in $adapter){ $adapterindex = $element.index $newname = […]

Windows 10 | WSUS update problems

Your machines can’t connect to your WSUS? Maybe you upgraded your Windows version (ie 1909 > 2004) and your old GPOs don’t fit the new version. Solution: remove your old Update GPOs, add the new admx files from an freshly upgraded windows machine to your DCs PoliciyDefinitions and reconstruct your GPOs.