When you’re using a Service Based Computing environment (for example Microsoft Remote Desktop Services) based on Windows Server 2012 R2 or Server 2016, all the users have access to the ‘right-click’ menu on the Windows button.
It’s very easy to delete some options from the ‘right-click’ menu, for example by using Group Policy Preferences.
The default location is: C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX
There’re three folders inside this folder, Group1, Group2 and Group3. All of these folders have there own shortcuts. In this example I only want users to have access to ‘Bureaublad’ or ‘Desktop’. So I only need to remove ‘Group2’ and ‘Group3’.
1.) First of all start the Group Policy Management Console
2.) Create a new GPO
3.) Navigate to Computer Configuration / Preferences / Windows Settings / Folders
4.) Add two new items. Action: Delete C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group2 C:\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WinX\Group3
5.) Enable all five options
6.) Close the Group Policy Management Editor and link the GPO to the Organization Unit within the Active Directory.
7.) Send a ‘gpupdate /force’ command to the RDS servers and reboot the servers
8.) After the reboot, the ‘right-click’ menu is almost empty
Together Microsoft Press and Microsoft Virtual Academy have a number of Free eBooks available for download. The latest released eBook is “Enterprise Cloud Strategy” written by Barry Briggs and Eduardo Kassner.
Enterprise Cloud Strategy outlines the benefits Enterprises can realize from adoption Microsoft Azure and the Cloud. Based on the authors real world experience they describe the details necessary to answer the most common questions Enterprises have on moving to the cloud.
The different download formats for the book are available on the Free eBooks from Microsoft Press page, along with the full catalog of other Free eBooks that have been published. For convenience, I’ve included the file download links below:
The following movie shows the power of Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016. From the local disks, to storage pools and cluster, all the layers are explained!! Very useful when you want to know exactly how Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) works.
Software Defined will be the feature! So prepare yourself….. 🙂
Have you missed the Microsoft Ignite 2016 event…..no problem!! MVP Michel de Rooij has created a script to download all the content (videos and slidedecks). So you can watch all the content again.
This script will download all the Ignite 2016 slidedecks and videos that are available from Techcommunity via the OneDrive URL on the session page. Video downloads will leverage a utility which can be downloaded from https://yt-dl.org/latest/youtube-dl.exe, and put it in the same folder as the script. The script itself will try to download the utility when the utility is not present.
This book assumes that you are familiar with key concepts surrounding Windows Server (i.e., Microsoft Hyper-V, Networking, and Storage) as well as cloud technologies such as Microsoft Azure. In this book, we cover a variety of concepts related to the technology and present scenarios with a customer focus, but it is not intended as a how-to or design manual. You can use other sources, including the online Microsoft resources, to stay up to date with the latest developments on the roles and features of Windows Server 2016. The online resources will also contain the latest how-to procedures and information about designing a Windows Server 2016 infrastructure for your business.
This book focuses on providing essential information about the key services of Azure for developers and IT professionals who are new to cloud computing. Detailed, step-by-step demonstrations are included to help the reader understand how to get started with each of the key services. This material is useful not only for those who have no prior experience with Azure, but also for those who need a refresher and those who may be familiar with one area but not others. Each chapter is standalone; there is no requirement that you perform the hands-on demonstrations from previous chapters to understand any particular chapter.
This dashboard gives you a overview of all the services within Microsoft Azure. When you select one of the services, you’ll get an URL to pricing, SLA, documentation and some more stuff. Very useful to understand the power of Microsoft Azure.