God Mode for Windows


Here is a useful thing for getting quick access to a whole host of options in one place. This works on Windows Vista  (32/64), Windows 7  and Windows 2008. There are reports is can crash 64-bit machines, but it’s not always the case, and lets face it, you won’t know till you try it…

Step 1.
Create a folder on your Desktop called “God Mode” or anything else you like

Step 2.
Right click on the folder and select Properties

Step 3.
Rename the folder and rename as follows:

God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}

Step 4.
Click OK

The icon changes from a folder icon to the Control Panel Icon

This new container holds around 260 settings, so it saves hunting around for settings/options

One thing to note, on a server that is locked down by GPO’s or Local Security, a user can still  make this shortcut, but it only shows the settings that the user has been granted access to see. In some cases, dependant on the lockdown, the user will see a setting but will be asked for administrative credentials to actually get into the setting or make/save changes to them.

About Chris Ainger

I have been working in IT since 1998 in the Public Housing Sector. I have worked with Citrix since 2003 in the days of Citrix Metaframe XP 1.0 FR2. Since then I have been through the processes of upgrading to Presentation Server 4.0 with a farm of around 150 servers. Since then I have helped create a farm of around 200 servers using XenApp 6.0 on VMware 4.1. This was a great experience which has only increased during the upgrades of the environment for out 2000+ users. All of our clients are the WYSE 10 series using ThinOS which I have helped configure for individual users from a central location making administration very simple. I gained my CCA qualification in XenApp 6.0 in January 2012. I am a big fan of SolarWinds also, which is a great monitoring tool. It is very versatile with a small footprint of resource usage on the targeted devices. I am currently designing the interfaces for the IT department for daily use and also a Service view for the Support Desk Team. I am also a keen fisherman, having restarted again after 20 years. I set myself yearly targets to try to complete which makes this more interesting and belong to several forums of other like-minded folks. I, on occasion, fly fish for trout as a treat once in a while or when the fridge gets empty and also sea fly fish for bass and mullet. My main area is sea fishing from either beach, harbour wall or pier. There are so many species of fish to catch around the UK that you can mix up the locations to try something different.

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