Download Windows Security Updates for MDT (packages) offline deployment

Deploy your MDT image Install Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) Scan MBSA saves the result under the current user profile directory – %USERPROFILE%\SecurityScans Powershell Script to download the missing updates import these packages in to MDT and these get automatically installed by DISM during the deployment Note: At the time of writing this post Microsoft […]

Disable Particular IE add-on via registry

Step 1: Get the Class ID from IE > Tools  > Manage  Add-ons Step 2: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Settings\{47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93}] “Flags”=dword:00000001 Note: 0 is for enable and 1 is for disable.

Windows 7 AutoPlay Registry Settings

Reg Settings [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\AutorunINFLegacyArrival] @=”MSAutoRun” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\HandleBDBurningOnArrival] @=”MSCDBurningOnArrival” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\HandleCDBurningOnArrival] @=”MSCDBurningOnArrival” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\HandleDVDBurningOnArrival] @=”MSDVDArrivalDvdMaker” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\MixedContentOnArrival] @=”MSPromptEachTime” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\PlayBluRayOnArrival] @=”MSTakeNoAction” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\PlayCDAudioOnArrival] @=”MSPlayCDAudioOnArrival” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\PlayDVDAudioOnArrival] @=”VLCPlayDVDAudioOnArrival” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\PlayDVDMovieOnArrival] @=”MSTakeNoAction” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\PlayEnhancedCDOnArrival] @=”iTunesImportSongsOnArrival” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\PlayEnhancedDVDOnArrival] @=”VLCPlayDVDMovieOnArrival” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\PlayMusicFilesOnArrival] @=”VLCPlayMusicFilesOnArrival” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\PlaySuperVideoCDMovieOnArrival] @=”MSPlaySuperVideoCDMovieOnArrival” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\PlayVideoCDMovieOnArrival] @=”MSPlayVideoCDMovieOnArrival” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\PlayVideoFilesOnArrival] @=”MSOpenFolder” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\ShowPicturesOnArrival] @=”MSOpenFolder” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\EventHandlersDefaultSelection\UnknownContentOnArrival] @=”MSOpenFolder” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers] @=”” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers\AutorunINFLegacyArrival] @=”MSAutoRun” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers\HandleBDBurningOnArrival] @=”MSCDBurningOnArrival” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers\HandleCDBurningOnArrival] @=”MSCDBurningOnArrival” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers\HandleDVDBurningOnArrival] @=”MSDVDArrivalDvdMaker” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers\MixedContentOnArrival] @=”MSPromptEachTime” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers\PlayBluRayOnArrival] @=”MSTakeNoAction” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers\PlayCDAudioOnArrival] @=”MSPlayCDAudioOnArrival” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers\PlayDVDAudioOnArrival] @=”VLCPlayDVDAudioOnArrival” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers\UserChosenExecuteHandlers\PlayDVDMovieOnArrival] […]

7-ZIP Custom Application Settings

The following registry values help in customizing the default encryption settings for an enterprise user. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\7-Zip] “Lang”=”-” [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\7-Zip\Compression] “Level”=dword:00000005 “Archiver”=”zip” “ShowPassword“=dword:00000000 “EncryptHeaders”=dword:00000000 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\7-Zip\Compression\Options] [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\7-Zip\Compression\Options\zip] “Level”=dword:00000005 “Dictionary“=dword:000e1000 “NumThreads”=dword:00000002 “Method”=”BZip2” “EncryptionMethod”=”AES256” End Result for User

Greenshot Deployment for Enterprise

Greenshot is a free and open source light-weight screenshot software tool for Windows. If you havent heard about it; I strongly suggest to try it out. http://getgreenshot.org/ Silent Install “Greenshot-INSTALLER-0.8.0-0627.exe” /VERYSILENT /SUPPRESSMSGBOXES /NORESTART /SP- Application Settings Greenshot uses an encoded file based config file unique for each user, located at %APPDATA%/Greenshot/Config.dat So the ideal setting […]