How do you get smarter in MDM & Group Policy?

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How do you get smarter in MDM & Group Policy?

Jan 2019
07

Cortana now quiet with Windows OOBE except for Windows Home (important for Autopilot)

Starting in Windows build 18309, Cortana doesn't start talking "at you."... unless you're using Windows Home.

Why is this important? Well, check out this (hysterical) video for why not ...

https://youtu.be/Rp2rhM8YUZY

Before this you had to set a registry key. I've updated the Microsoft docs to reflect the change. :-)

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-hardware/customize/desktop/cortana-voice-support 

Dec 2018
19

Why you can use LAPS and banish logging on as Domain Admin when doing remote help

So, okay.. you don't want to log on with your Domain Admin credentials to Mr. End User's machine.

Doing so increases the risk of Pass the Hash attacks.

My pal Aaron Margosis from Microsoft shows how you can use Group Policy to block logins from anyone EXCEPT local admins.

AND, because you're using LAPS to maintain local admin passwords, only that account can log on.

Brilliant.

Here's the blog entry to increase your security:

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/secguide/2018/12/10/remote-use-of-local-accounts-laps-changes-everything/

 

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