Block entire countries from seeing your PC on the Internet
Squidwork’s garage has released version 1 of their new IPBlock for Labtech RMM. IPBlock is a Country based Network Firewall plugin for Windows based systems. When deployed you can select different countries you do not want to have access to your IP address for any Windows Vista / 7 / 2008 or new system and block them from… Continue reading
Microsoft made some changes to the network printing security in Windows 7 and as a result, many non-admin users are not able to install network printers with an Access Denied message.
I did some research on this today, and found a solution. We just need to make a new GPO on the domain level for each client network that is experiencing this problem. These are newer GPO extensions, so… Continue reading
Who has not started a RDP session to a Windows 2008 Server or Windows 7 system and had the previous domain credentials popup as the default login for the next system you touch. Well if you are like me and touch many different customers each day then you have no doubt had the login for your Windows 2008 terminal session show the log on of the previous domain that your were logged… Continue reading
How to get your Windows Easy Transfer to work over the Network.
This is a very common issue, I seem to hit the never ending “Trying to Connect” cycle of death on just about every other time I use Windows Easy Transfer. It doesn’t matter if your doing a transfer from XP to 7 or from 7 to 7, I’ve seen it time and time again.
I foung the… Continue reading
Windows has 2 default gateways set and the first is 0.0.0.0 which is causing network failures
You may have installed a new Windows 2008 server or Windows 7 workstation with a static IP address but networing outside your localnet fails. After you investigate you find by running “ipconfig” that there is 2 default routes listed. You see first 0.0.0.0 and then you see your real default router IP address below the… Continue reading
Winsock 2 accommodates layered protocols. A layered protocol is one that implements only higher level communications functions, while relying on an underlying transport stack for the actual exchange of data with a remote endpoint. LSP aka Layered Service Provider can be a security layer that adds protocol to the connection establishment process. An example of an LSP is the Microsoft Firewall Client Service Provider installed as part of the Internet… Continue reading
Add a non-indexed UNC as a library in Windows 7
There is an occasion when you may want to add a non indexed UNC path to a library inside of your Windows 7 system. Normally Windows bitches and complains when you try to hook up a UNC path that is not indexed but by tricking it we can make it happen. Here is how you do it.
1. Create a Continue reading
Although GPO can manage this setting, by default it is off. To get your Windows 7 systems to allow domain user login using biometrics (fingerprint) support follow the directions below.
Adding Domain log on access for Biometrics
Goto -> Control Panel ->All Control Panel Items ->Biometric Devices
Select: Change Biometric Settings
Allow users to log on to Windowsd using their fingerprints
Allow users to log on Continue reading