Month: June 2016

Group Policy Object – Disable Server Manager

You may create a Group Policy Object (GPO) to prevent access to theĀ 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 Manager automatically at logon

User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > System > Don’t run specified Windows applications


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 80