Month: June 2016

Group Policy Object – Disable Server Manager

You may create a Group Policy Object (GPO) to prevent access to the¬†Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Server Manager as well as prevent it from opening automatically after login. Below you will find the settings for this configuration. Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > System > Server Manager > Do not display Server…


Group Policy Object – Hide Drives in My Computer

You may use the following setting to configure a Group Policy Object (GPO) in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 that will allow you to restrict access to local drives in My Computer. User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer > Hide these specified drives in My Computer


Telnet – Testing Network Ports

You may use the command below, in the Windows command prompt or Windows PowerShell, to verify network ports are open on a specific host in your network. The example below is verifying that port Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) port 80 is open on Internet Protocol (IP) address 192.168.1.1. Syntax: telnet <<<HOST>>> <<<PORT>>> Example: telnet 192.168.1.1…