windows 10 – Disable Edge Shortcut Fresh install or update

You can get rid of the Edge shortcut, the methods depend on your rollout technology New Deployment Scenario Within MDT or SMS OSD in state restore phase, add run command line item Type : Run Command Line Name : Block Edge Shortcut Creation Command line :

Feature update scenario e.g. 1703/1709 to 1803 Prestage […]
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Using a Group Policy To Delete User Profiles That Have Not Been Used For Over 90 Days

In an enterprise environment you may have machines that lots of different people log into. In my case there were a few PCs, that over 300 people had logged into, in the last two years. This caused an issue with SCCM as it gathered information out of these profiles to update the devices inventory and […]
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Powershell – IIS Set Connection String in web.config [Solution]

IIS Set Connection String in web.config using the Web-Administration powershell module So in the web.config file  for “MyApplication” application under “Default Web Site”, I have a connection string called “MyChartsConnection”, that I want to change the connection string as I am modifying it for Production use , changing server name and username password, plus some […]
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Metltdown Spectre Firmware updates Dell and HP

BIOS updates for Meltdown / Spectre Acer HP Workstations https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05869091 HP Servers https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-a00039267en_us Dell NVIDIA Lenovo Microsoft More here https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/software/list-of-links-bios-updates-for-the-meltdown-and-spectre-patches/ OS Updates  MS  operating systems https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/how-to-check-and-update-windows-systems-for-the-meltdown-and-spectre-cpu-flaws/ https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/microsoftsecure/2018/01/09/understanding-the-performance-impact-of-spectre-and-meltdown-mitigations-on-windows-systems/   VMWare advisory https://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2018-0002.html SCCM Compliance Settings https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configmgr_geek_speak/2018/01/09/configmgr-speculation-control-ba… Performance Hit https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2018/01/heres-how-and-why-the-spectre-and-meltdown-patches-will-hurt-performance/ Also further reading https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/configurationmgr/2018/01/08/additional-guidance-to-mitigate-spec…
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