Allow remote server reboot without admin rights

If you want a non-admin user to be able to remotely reboot servers (with shutdown -m command), but don't have other admin rights, you can achieve this with a single group policy change.

If you want this to apply to a single server you can user local group policy, for multiple servers, use global domain group policy.

Prevent Exchange users from sending rich text format messages

Sending Rich Text Format (RTF) messages from MS Outlook to the outside world often results in recipients receiving winmail.dat attachments. I have previously written how to resolve this on the client side. If you are an Exchange server administrator you can prevent users from sending RTF messages via your Exchange server globally.

Suppress "Welcome to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC" message

Welcome to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Bumped into a little issue while deploying Adobe Reader DC via Group Policy. Installation was customized using Adobe Customization Wizard (which generates .mst transforms file). All online features, EULA, and similar distractions were disabled. However, on a test machine, after launching Adobe Reader for the first time, "Welcome to Adobe Acrobat Reader DC" message would appear. It basically notifies that Acrobat Reader will automatically collect an send application usage data to Adobe, unless user manually disables this in Preferences > Usage Information.


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