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I am setting up the Microsoft debugger tool and have difficult to set the path for the symbol file path.

Please help
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I would like to use applocker to block access for all domain users (except 10 End User support domain ids) from
accessing the following apps :

a) cmd.exe (which can be named as something else as a user may copy cmd.exe to another name, say cmm.exe)
b) mmc.exe
c) PowerShell

Kindly provide step by step (with screen shots if possible) on how to configure the above

Not feasible for me to go PC (or laptop) by PC to set this.  Do provide a mass deployment method.  We have
SCCM & Desktop Central so if the rules/policies can be saved & mass 'pushed' to all the PCs, will be good
to provide the steps

Is applocker free for use as long as we have a Win 7 (or Win 8) licence (as in our case)?
OS : Windows OS

to give remote support for software products to my personal clients, I want a tool, with free/reasonable price for an individual.

remote connect tool should able to connect - remote PC with/without  intervention by user at remote pc ( of course with credential configured)

 I have checked with Teamviewer, which offer above features, but the price is too huge for an individual to bear the cost.

please advice some alternatives
I would like to check if specific proxy service  (sc queryex ProxyClientSvc) is running on
the 3000 PCs/laptops in our organization.

A past SCCM administrator was able to push installers (*.msi) to the 3000 PCs & install it
but our new SCCM administrator told me it's not possible to issue Windows commands
(eg: dir,  sc queryex ...) from SCCM to the PCs.  Is this so?

I've used a HP product in the past which could issue OS commands (Windows & UNIX)
to hundreds/thousands of PCs & UNIX endpoints & get the outputs for all the endpoints
back in one single output file which indicates the hostname/IP of each endpoints, the
output for each points segregated by =======  between each endpoints' output

If it can be done by SCCM, can someone can give me a step by step instruction (with
screen shots) so that I can share with the new SCCM administrator?  The exact SCCM
command I wanted to issue is:
  sc queryex ProxyClientSvc | find/i "Running"
  if %errorlevel% neq 0 echo service is not running

Possible to run Windows .bat or .cmd scripts or PowerShell scripts via SCCM to be
executed to all endpoints & then get the output back?
Looking for software that will run off a thumbdrive for cleaning up computers. I currently, either have to run the hard drives as a slave on my computer our install my software on their computer.
do you know any good vpn monitoring tools?  what i want to do is, manage the different vpns for my clients?

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