Tag Archives: Administrative Templates

Configuring Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) with Group Policy

Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) is a feature within the Network Awareness feature to indicate whether or not your computer has Internet connectivity. There may be situations with in your corporate network (Isolated network) that you may need to configure NCSI to look for a local network resource instead of an Internet resource to satisfy … Continue reading Configuring Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) with Group Policy

Configuring Internet Restrictions with Internet Communications Management with Group Policy

Within Group Policy an administrator can restrict what traffic is allowed to access the Internet from within the corporate network. These restrictions can be configured at both the computer and user nodes in Group Policy. These setting are located for the computer at Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Internet Communications Management (See Figure 1) and User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Internet … Continue reading Configuring Internet Restrictions with Internet Communications Management with Group Policy

Updating Group Policies with GPUpdate and GPUpdate /Force

I teach several classes that cover Windows deployment, operations, and troubleshooting. Most of the content I teach is focused on enterprise environments – that is, generally, more than 5,000 systems. At that scale centralized IT management is a requirement, not an option. And the cornerstone of centralized computer configuration management in Windows are Active Directory … Continue reading Updating Group Policies with GPUpdate and GPUpdate /Force