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How to install printers on Windows 7 with non-administrative permissions

By default users without administrative permissions does not have permission to install network printers.

To avoid granting users administrative permissions here's what you need to do:

Open Local Management Console (gpedit.msc) from run prompt.

Navigate to:

Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | Printers

In the right pane open 'Point and Print Restrictions'

Set it to 'Enabled'

On both Security prompts disable elevation prompts as in the picture below:

Navigate to Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | System | Driver Installation

In the right pane open the following setting:

Allow non-administrators to install drivers for these device setup classes

Type the following value:

{4D36E979-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Close the management console and try to install the printer with user permissions.

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Microsoft and FBI take down Citadel botnet

Microsoft has collaborated again with law enforcement authorities to take down a pernicious botnet.

The botnet called Citadel had infected around five million computers, according to Microsoft, and was deeply involved in some criminal moneymaking schemes.

In a blog post Richard Domingues Boscovich, assistant general counsel for the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, said that the firm worked closely with businesses and the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and was glad to put an end to a criminal operation that took around $500,000.

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Cannot delete fonts in Windows 8

I have recently installed additional Helvetica font that was required by some .PSD I needed.

After I while, I have noticed that font has changed on both IE and Chrome browsers on some pages. Because I didn't like the change I tried to delete the font from Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Fonts 

Unfortunately I wasn't able to delete the font and did receive this message:

Delete Font: Helvetica cannot be deleted because it's in use.

I have tried by closing all programs but I just couldn't delete it.

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How to disable Welcome Screen in Internet Explorer for All Users

If you have the need to disable Internet Explorer welcome Page for All users here's how you can do it:

It can be done on  a local machine using registry or Group Policy for wider distribution.

Open regedit from the Run prompt and navigate to the following section:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE | Software | Policies | Microsoft

Create Internet Explorer folder and under it Create Main folder.

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How to disable Adobe Reader Add-On via Group Policy

If you want to prevent opening of PDF documents within the browser you can do this manually on each machine by opening Internet Explorer | Settings | Manage add-ons

As you can see Adobe PDF add-on is not visible, not even if you select to show all add-ons

Therefore, in the left pane under Show select 'Run without permission'

Select Adobe Reader and click Disable.

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