Windows 10 | Unpin/Remove/Delete Programs from Taskbar via GPO/powershell

At first approve applications name: ((New-Object -Com Shell.Application).NameSpace(‘shell:::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}’).Items()) Then get your languages localized Unpin-String, simply rightclick on that item in yout taskbar and get the unpin string. For English it’s ‘Unpin from taskbar’, for German it’s ‘Von Taskleiste l√∂sen’ ARRRGGGG! # THE EDGY EDGE $appname = “Microsoft Edge” ((New-Object -Com Shell.Application).NameSpace(‘shell:::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1}’).Items() | ?{$_.Name -eq $appname}).Verbs() […]

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 = […]

Hide Shutdown + Reboot buttons in Windows 10 via GPO

These policy settings are available in Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar under User Configuration. Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate commands or in German: Befehle “Herunterfahren”, “Neu starten”, “Energie sparen” und “Ruhezustand” entfernen und Zugriff darauf verweigern

Windows 10 Enterprise + Education | Samba connection Problem Number 80070035 :)

    You can’t connect to a samba server configured with map to guest = Bad User Don’t try this at home: Re-Enable the guest account fallback Your risky solution: Tune your GPO. Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\LanMan Workstation\Enable Insecure Guest Logons     ATTENTION: I’ve had faced situation when this didn’t do the trick. I hat […]

KVM | qemu | qemu-system-x86_64 | High CPU load with Windows 10 guest.

Your Windows 10 guests use much more CPU percents than older Windows 7 guests – even when doing really nothing? (process is qemu-system-x86_64) Do virsh edit GUEST Change <clock offset=’localtime’> <timer name=’rtc’ tickpolicy=’catchup’/> <timer name=’pit’ tickpolicy=’delay’/> <timer name=’hpet’ present=’no’/> <timer name=’hypervclock’ present=’yes’/> </clock> To <clock offset=’localtime’> <timer name=’hpet’ present=’yes’/> <timer name=’hypervclock’ present=’yes’/> </clock> Kudos to […]

Windows 10 notifications in corporate environments | 1809 and above

Try this: Computer Configuration – Administrative Templates – Windows Components – Windows Security – Notifications – Hide all notifications If it doesn’t work, try this: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer\[DWORD DisableNotificationCenter = 1] For older versions check this: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/platforms_lync_cloud/2017/05/05/disabling-windows-10-action-center-notifications/