Microsoft Office

Office – Force Add-ins activation by GPO

When you install plugins / Add-in for Microsoft Office, this add-in could be automatically disabled by Office depends on the ressouces needed, time to load, etc. This feature could be great, but sometime, this add-in must be enabled all the time. Fortunately, Group Policy can forces the Add-ins activation. Moreover, we can allow the user to change it or not.

Office Add-ins Activation

Office Add-ins Activation

Let’s see how to do that with an example: The Symantec Enterprise Vault Add-in:

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Powershell – Add local Administrator

If you want to add Active Directory user or group to the local administrator group on a computer, you can use Powershell.

User and Group

To add user or group, we can use the cmdlet Invoke-Command associated with net localgroup.

Invoke-Command -ScriptBlock {net Localgroup administrators /add $args[0] } -ArgumentList("LAB\alexandre")


It is also possible to add a computer account into local Administrator group, you can use the command above but don’t forget to add the $ at the end of computer name.

Invoke-Command -ScriptBlock {net Localgroup administrators /add $args[0] } -ArgumentList("LAB\SRVSCCM$")


You can get more informations about net localgroup here.