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Windows 10 – Enable Automatic TimeZone

During the deployment of Windows 10 in a multi countries company, you will be facing an issue with the laptops moving regularly from one country to another. The Windows 10 Automatic Timezone service is not enabled by default during the installation.

This means that the laptops will always keep the time from its origin country and it will not change the hours automatically based on the current country.

In fact, you need to configure it using Group Policy Object (GPO).

Windows 10 Automatic Timezone

Windows 10 Automatic Timezone

Let’s see how to configure it and how the users can see and interact with this service. Continue reading

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Windows 10 – How to remove OneDrive shortcut

Since Windows 10, OneDrive is an built-in application. But hopefully, for enterprise administrator, you can disable this functionality with Group Policy (GPO). But even disabled, the OneDrive shortcut in the start menu still exists.

OneDrive shortcut in start menu

OneDrive shortcut in start menu

Let’s see how to remove this shortcut easily with Group Policy Preference (GPP):

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Server 2012 – Import Windows 10 ADMX GPO

For each product, like Windows or Office,  Microsoft introduces new features or new configuration options. All of these can be managed using Group Policy Object (GPO) but you must get the latest policy definitions if you want set the new options. For exemple, with Windows Server 2012 R2, you need to import Windows 10 ADMX in order to manage it by GPO.

Windows 10 ADMX with Server 2012

Windows 10 ADMX with Server 2012

Let’s see how to import ADMX file for Group Policy Object.

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Server – Internet Explorer GPO not applied

With Active Directory, you can deploy some Internet Explorer configuration using Group Policy (GPO). But sometime, settings for Internet Explorer are not modified, even if the GPO is correctly applied.

This behavior is not a bug, it’s a feature 🙂 When IE Security is enabled, GPO can’t change configuration for Internet Explorer.
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