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How to Make a Domain Admin in Azure Domain Services
Mar25

How to Make a Domain Admin in Azure Domain Services

I had an issue the other week where I logged in thinking I was as an admin but I wasn’t able to create any OU’s or group policies. In my case I was building out a Windows Virtual Desktop deployment for a client, created the Domain Services in Azure then added a server to the domain. I then found I couldn’t manage it. In the image below the ‘new’ section from the menu is missing. Luckily there is an easy...

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Hide Specified Drives Group Policy
Mar25

Hide Specified Drives Group Policy

If you need to hide specific or system drives on a computer or RDS server you can use group policy to do this easily. First create and link a group policy to the OU in Active Directory where the computer or server resides. Next enable Loop back processing in replace mode and this will mean that any user who logs into that computer will also get the user section of the policy applied to them when they login. Next in the policy navigate...

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Windows Explorer Missing in Group Policy
Mar25

Windows Explorer Missing in Group Policy

Trying to find some settings in Windows Explorer but its missing from your group policy? I had this issue to but it turns out Microsoft have renamed it File Explorer. User Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> File Explorer In my case I wanted to hide specified drives in My Computer but turns out to be an each fix once you know its just been renamed!

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