A colleague of mine asked if i could make a handy screen capture tool available to our users. I said ‘Sure – piece of cake!’. Well it was for the most part, aside from the installer loading the website post install.
I will document how i successfully completed the deployment of this software to users who opted to install it via Software Catalog website. Read more »
My problem was I did not want to always “Run As…” all my important admin programs and mmc snap-ins all day because i didnt log on as an admin. It simply took up alot of my time and it frustrated me. What i really needed was a way to automatically (and securely) load all my administrative programs without having to enter any user names or passwords. Well i have a solution for anyone that had the same pain as i did.
The solution started off with the Free Elevation PowerToy found here where i used the elevation files in their original way, however i altered the original registry keys that go in the context menus along with the elevate.vbs to cater for certain anomalies.
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My colleague who is rightly paranoid about security has a dislike for the buggy software from Java, so one day he shoots me off a link to a forum where he found a VB script to remove ALL versions of java from a PC. Fantastic i thought, now we just have to put it in our environment!
Here is the forum from where we got a VB script from:
So they guys on the forum post did all the hard work, all I did was apply it to our situation. Here is what we wanted to achieve:
- Run the script on every PC (client) in our network – we didnt have alot of users that actually required Java so we decided to remove everything, and only install it (in a managed way) to the users that required it.
- Make sure the whole script did not run EVERY time the PC was turned on.
- Output the log files somewhere centrally so we can monitor the uninstall process.
- Provide a managed Java deployment solution via GroupPolicy
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