Arranda Saputra

I am IT practitioner in real life with specialization in network and server infrastructure. I have years of experience in design, analysis, operation, and optimization of infrastructure solutions for enterprise-scaled network. You can send me a message on LinkedIn or email to arranda.saputra@outlook.com for further inquiry regarding stuffs that I wrote or opportunity to collaborate in a project.

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Block USB or Removable Devices using Group Policy

There are reasons why USB or removable device usage typically banned in an organization. The common reason is for sanity, as we know that these devices can be the media of virus and malware to spread. There is also security reason, as sometimes people can put confidential data in these devices, which could easily be […]
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How to Enable WinRM via Group Policy

WinRM or Windows Remote Management is a service that allows execution of queries and commands on a Windows computer remotely from another Windows computer in the network. Just like SSH or Remote Terminal on other OS, WinRM is an extremely useful tool for administrator on a managed domain environment. By default WinRM is enabled on […]
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How to Map Network Drive using Group Policy

Mapping network drive using Group Policy is very flexible and has better chance to show mapped drives correctly compared to logon script. This is because Group Policy always refreshed periodically in the background. Anytime connection to the Domain Controller can be established, drives can be mapped. Even with the existence of newer technology such as […]
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Change Windows Desktop Background Using Group Policy

Group Policy is the center of administration for Microsoft Active Directory (AD) domain service. Administrator can set up specific configuration and policy and enforced them on the targeted users or computers that are member of the domain structure. One of the common practices in an organization or company is using Group Policy is to push […]
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Configure GLBP in Cisco IOS Router

Improvement at the gateway level is now more than just about redundancy as we can use Cisco’s sophisticated feature called GLBP or Gateway Load Balancing Protocol. Just by looking at the name, we can easily guess its superior value compared to HSRP or VRRP. In HSRP or VRRP, only the active/master router that do the […]
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Configure VRRP in Cisco IOS Router

VRRP or Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol is the open standard version of Cisco’s HSRP. It is also used to provide redundancy of a gateway by using multiple routers, but since it’s an open standard then it can be implemented using routers from vendors other than Cisco. Most of VRRP logic are very similar to HSRP, […]