How to use the Windows 10 Security baseline

Jonathan LefebvreWINDOWS 109 Comments

Microsoft has been releasing Security baseline since the Windows XP days. Windows 10 is no exception to this, except now there’s a new release of security baseline following each major build of Windows 10. The concept of the Security Baseline is to provide Microsoft guidance for IT administrators on how to secure the operating system, by using GPOs, in the following areas : Computer security User security Internet Explorer BitLocker Credential Guard Windows Defender Antivirus Domain Security Implementing the security baseline in GPOs is not a complex or long task. The challenge that the security baseline provide is that it will expose areas of the environment that are not secure. This means that to follow all Microsoft security guidelines, it would be required to fix many other systems outside of Windows 10 to achieve this. In this post, we will describe what is the Security baseline, how to use them … Read More

Windows 10 | Point and Print printer installation prompt UAC

Jonathan LefebvreWINDOWS 1013 Comments

We came across a strange issue today on Windows 10 devices that we haven’t seen since the Windows Vista days. Users have started to get prompts for User Account Control(UAC) when connecting to some printers. The Point and Print feature is responsible for this as it easily allows standard users to install printer drivers from the trusted print server. This post describes how to fix Windows 10 point print UAC problem. The problem appeared right after applying last July monthly updates. (MS16-087) Windows 10 Point Print UAC Prompt Cause Microsoft as tightened the requirement for printer drivers on print servers. If you : Are using a print server Allow standard user to install printer drivers using the Point and Print Group Policy Are using old printer driver that might have the following : Non-package-aware v3 printer drivers Unsigned or expired certificate validation drivers Following MS16-087 installation, you receive a UAC prompt and a Connect to … Read More