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Jul
11
IE 11 Set Home Page via Group Policy Obscurity
Posted by Third Tier on 11 July 2014 06:57 PM

and IE 10 apparently too. The photo below is from a Microsoft forum post that was never solved (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/715fa81a-3350-4059-94cd-a1c509a2c966/setting-homepage-with-group-policy-preferences-on-windows-8-not-working?forum=w8itproinstall). After some searching I did finally find the answer in another forum that unfortunately I can’t locate again as I post this. And that’s actually the point. This knowledge is hidden from plain view so I’m sharing it here in hopes of elevating the solution.

In the snip below you will see that I’ve terribly drawn an arrow pointing to a red dotted line. That red dotted line means that the setting is disabled. Why you ask would you create a group policy preference and have a singular setting within it disabled by default? That is a question for Microsoft. I can’t come up with a good reason.

To enable your setting hit the F6 key. The red line will turn to green and your group policy preference will now work as expected and users will have the home page that you’ve set for them.

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Jul
11
Patching the Human and the SMBKitchen ASP
Posted by Third Tier on 11 July 2014 06:55 PM

Susan Bradley and Philip Elder were interviewed by Karl Palachuk for the Odd Tuesday podcast. They called the session, Patching the Human & The SMBKitchen Project. You can download it to listen here: http://bit.ly/OT0701 

In this podcast Susan talks about her part of the project which is paranoia and patching the humans that we all support so they can be better net citizens. Phil talks about his contributions which revolve around exposing how he runs his business, hyper-v and the new small business solution. They also talk about our upcoming Brain Explosion, the content and the format.

Later in the podcast Amy’s regular contribution plays in which she discusses how to get enough sales to support that first employee.

Overall I think the podcast turned out great. I’m probably biased so go ahead and have a listen. http://bit.ly/OT0701

Thinking about joining the SMBKitchen ASP? In summary we’re all about sharing what makes our local firms successful with you. We want there to be more success in the world. Check out the new page and join us. http://www.thirdtier.net/smbkitchen-asp/


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Jul
2
Patching the Human and the SMBKitchen ASP
Posted by amy on 02 July 2014 08:39 AM

Susan Bradley and Philip Elder were interviewed by Karl Palachuk for the Odd Tuesday podcast. They called the session, Patching the Human & The SMBKitchen Project. You can download it to listen here: http://bit.ly/OT0701 

In this podcast Susan talks about her part of the project which is paranoia and patching the humans that we all support so they can be better net citizens. Phil talks about his contributions which revolve around exposing how he runs his business, hyper-v and the new small business solution. They also talk about our upcoming Brain Explosion, the content and the format.

Later in the podcast Amy’s regular contribution plays in which she discusses how to get enough sales to support that first employee.

Overall I think the podcast turned out great. I’m probably biased so go ahead and have a listen. http://bit.ly/OT0701

Thinking about joining the SMBKitchen ASP? In summary we’re all about sharing what makes our local firms successful with you. We want there to be more success in the world. Check out the new page and join us. http://www.thirdtier.net/smbkitchen-asp/


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Jun
5
SMBKitchen ASP Description Updated
Posted by amy on 05 June 2014 04:52 PM

So I’m not very good at designing a website that sell, SELLs, SELLS! Instead I’m really better at providing information. So I updated the webpage to better inform you on what ASP is all about. I hope this answers some questions. In summary we’re all about sharing what makes our local firms successful with you. We want there to be more success in the world.

Check out the new page and join us. http://www.thirdtier.net/smbkitchen-asp/


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Jun
4
ASP: Being an Small IT Firm Survivor
Posted by amy on 04 June 2014 05:32 PM

It’s tough and getting tougher out there. As a small IT firm you’ve got to stay on top of technology, on top of the issues and on top of your game at all times. ASP is here to help you do just that. We’re publishing articles, chats and webinars just for our subscribers. These are from 3 people that are working in small IT today and are sharing what they do with you so you can be successful too.

Are you not a member of SMBKitchen ASP? Join up. $300 for new members and only $120 for previous members of the SMBKitchen Project. http://www.thirdtier.net/helpdesk. Just register for an account then proceed to payments, click buy more support and add the ASP to your cart.  Our goal is to help IT firms be more aware, be better consultants and survive in the new era.

Articles

Quick Exchange ActiveSync Audit
Social Media threats, Iranian Hackers and Facebook Spearphishing
FBI assesses self-driving cars
Client Training: Spot the Phish
Understand the basics: Threats to Online Banking
USA takes China Military to court for cyber crimes
FBI goes after buyers of malware…
Patching May
Case Study: Recommending BYOD
KB2920189 Alert Failure to Boot
New Threats use AppData folder to launch
Ukraine Russia and hacking
Bad iTunes Update
Taking a Vacation
Phil’s Quote Template
Risks from Insider Threats
Green Dot Extortion
Case Study: Advising Client to Move to the Cloud
IE Zero Day
BYOD Consulting
Phone scams on the elderly
Heartbleed Technical plus Snort Signatures

Windows 8.1 Update Issues
Healthcare Warning and Opportunity?
Client Facing Material for Heartbleed
PCI Compliance Consulting
WiFi Vulnerabilities from Pineapple Router
Windows Server 2012 with Issues
Coordinated financial attacks with list of domains
Collecting and Monitoring Event Logs
Zero Day for Word 2010
Documentation
Chat Recordings
Windows Xp End of Life
Security Office 2003 and Windows XP
Patching March
Migrating from SBS 2008 or 2011 to Exchange 2013
Google Dorking Friend or Foe?

SAP to be target for Trojan
High Risk P2P Mobile Payment Solutions Vulnerable

Chats

March 2014 – Introduction to ASP; Review of published articles this month; Phil leads discussion on tracking time; Text chat discussion around payment methods accepted, application used and Phil shares a tale of disaster nearly avoided when the encryption key for the backup was found in the “to be shredded pile”

April 2014 – Heartbleed, Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 mandatory update issues, NK2 whoa’s, discussion around what’s coming next and what been published thus far.

May 2014 – Announcement of Brain Explosion, BYOD Webinar. Phil reviews his quoting tool (also in the knowledgebase for download). Discussion around Emory University disaster and sharing of our worst stupid mistakes ever.



Oddball Podcasts

1. Building the business around you

2. Summer Fridays

3. Growing without sales

4. Giving away your job

Webinars:
 BYOD Consulting
PCI Compliance Consulting

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May
13
Sorry for all of the email
Posted by amy on 13 May 2014 05:12 AM

Well this is awkward. So sorry for the resend of a bunch of email last night. An SEO sitemap scanner seems to have triggered our system into thinking that it had new content to deliver. We NEVER send that much email. Again sorry for the mailbox flood.


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