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Error Code 0x800700a1 when trying to add registry key through GPO

I'm trying to add a new group policy to our domain so that images are automatically sent with emails in Outlook 2013. So I created the following GPO: This policy doesn't have any effect though. ...
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Removing address bar or Hiding its content from Windows Explorer - Windows Server 2008 R2

I'm currently trying to find a GPO or a registry edit that could either remove the address bar from Windows Explorer or prevent the bar from displaying the full UNC path. The current environment has ...
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OK to modify HKLM\Software\Policies and HKCU\SOFTWARE\Policies on a domain?

Background: I have a domain (2003 Functional Level) with a mix of Windows XP and Windows 7 clients. We have been using Group Policy to manage our workstations. Now, I am in a situation I need to ...
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Differentiating between “Not Defined” and some other value in registry key for group policy objects

So here is what I am trying to do: I have set a certain group policy setting to 'Enabled' and it gets reflected in corresponding registry key Now, I go and edit in the group policy editor and set it ...
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Having issues removing a specific Registry key using GPO Preferences

Hello I attempting to remove the following registry key using GPO Preferences: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5} The key just ...
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How to remove a previous internet setting via group policy

I have the following issue, as below : I would like to remove the proxy.pac and "use automatic.." from internet explorer using group policy and use only the proxy server address, is it possible ? the ...
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317 views

Hidden registry settings

Scenario: I'm performing a configuration audit on a server that's joined to the domain. For the mandatory security configuration settings, there are group policies defined and being pushed out to ...
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297 views

Changing HKCR registry key with group policy

I'm trying to change permissions of some keys in HKCR (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT) to get a misbehaving program working. I originally tried to script it, but realized that group policy can handle the change ...
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1answer
58 views

Problems using GPO from Windows Server 2000 to Windows 7

So I'm using Windows Server 2000 (I know that's old and not effective but we are not in charge of the AD so no choice), and we don't have the access to GPO about users, only computers. That's why we ...
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Registry change on a key a server does not have

I have written a script that queries the registry on multiple servers looking for specific keys (dealing with iSCSI). After the query, I need to make changes to some of the keys in: ...
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1answer
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Registry Lookup

Is anyone on here familiar with a website that offers the ability to lookup specific registry/GPO settings such as AutoAdminLogon. I imagine this site would give you the full path to the GPO setting ...
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How to disable Java across all browsers via registry?

With the known Java threat on the loose, I've pushed a GPO to disable Java within IE. However, I'd like to disable Java across all browsers. Java provides documentation on how to do this via their ...
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1answer
570 views

GPO Startup Script can't modify HKU Registry?

I've been scratching my head with my current problem. You see, I have this Startup Script that I pushed via GPO. Problem is, although the script starts alright (I see the event it created when ...
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51 views

Block or disable Ad-hoc connection

Is there any GPO or registry setting to block Ad-hoc connection in Window XP and Window 7. Please note that, We can't block Wireless connection, as user goes out of Office, for meeting client. I have ...
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548 views

ADMX Policies and Preferences

After writing a custom ADMX template and adding it to the PolicyDefinitions, I see the following warning when looking at the Policy Setting: Note: This registry setting is not stored in a policies ...
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1answer
341 views

Force software rendering in Adobe Reader 10.1.3

In Adobe Reader 10.x there is an option under Edit>Preferences...>3D & Multimedia to set the renderer to use the software renderer instead of Directx. I've read that using the software setting ...
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843 views

Is it possible, via GPO or other method, to turn Internet Explorer's intranet compatibility mode OFF across a domain?

Our school's VLE has a few problems when running in IE8/IE9's Compatibility View. Mainly it causes difficulties with uploading files. This problem is easily remedied by un-ticking the Display ...
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1answer
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Can I use group policy to set the permissions on registry keys?

I know that I can use group policy preferences to set registry key values on a Windows 7 computer. But is it possible to apply registry key permissions using group policy? Note: I've seen this post ...
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2answers
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Group policy to disable notifications of particular errors?

How do i disable the notifications of particular errors? A little background to my issue. During the installation of the Kaspersky, it disables all the windows firewall for all except the domain. I ...
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1answer
1k views

domain user disabling screensaver

I have the following situation: Due to security reasons the screensaver is activated after 10 minutes, and immediately locks the screen. There are GPOs preventing the user from changing the ...
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3answers
2k views

Resizing desktop icons across a domain

We're in the process of trying to change the desktops icons on all our client machines to the "Classic View" size. Microsoft says there's no way to do this on Server 2008 R2 using GPO/GPP. We're ...
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2answers
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Deploy binary hex registry via GPO or PowerShell

I am trying to deploy a custom registry entry which I exported from a test machine. It looks like below. I came across THIS similar request on another site, but I couldn't make it to work. ...
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FullArmor ADMX Editor: Does it work correctly/well for admx files?

I am currently creating some admx files. I found the FullArmor ADMX Migrator from Microsoft which also includes an ADMX editor. However, when using this editor I found the outputs quite strange. For ...
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VBScript gets opened in text editor instead of being executed

I'm part of a Windows Server 2008 domain. There's a login script (supposedly configured to execute on login via GPO) that sets permissions for network shares. However, instead of being executed, it's ...
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Push new registry keys via group policy

Recently I have added registry keys in active directory and I need to push them via group policy instead of going to each PC to apply the new ones. How can I push new registry keys (not modify ...
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Group Policy for Multiple SNMP Permitted Managers

I have a group policy to add the IP of a permitted SNMP Manager: How would I alter this to add additional permitted managers (More IPs)?
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2answers
830 views

Set binary registry setting through GPO

I've got a REG_BINARY registry key that I'd like to set via GPO. However, the GPO interface to add registry settings simply has a 'Value Data' text field. I can set the type to REG_BINARY, but what ...
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1answer
625 views

Microsoft photo editor - No file format information can be found in the registry (registry policy)

I have Windows Server 2003 and my users are running XP. When I installed Microsoft office 2000 the photo editor said "No file format information can be found in the registry". I Googled it and I found ...
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How do you add a batch of registry entries to group policy?

For example I want to add Google Search as the default search service to IE. The seven registry entries are below. Do I really have to enter each one individually under User Configuration > ...
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628 views

HOWTO: registry settings for domain user for specific user\computer combination

I have two groups of computers (regular and hardened) and two groups of users (regular and administrators) and I need to have different registry settings for each combination (mostly windows policy ...
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Group Policy or reg hack to hide startup dialogs in XP

I have a system that I'd like to try and hide some dialogs on at startup. I've gotten rid of login, and welcome screen and all kinds of stuff, but there are still a couple of pesky dialogs I can't ...
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Creating Custom admx templates to deploy registry settings

I've got a 2k3 functional level domain environment. I'd like to use group policy to deploy a few registry settings. I know that this can be done through GP Preferences client side extentions (which ...
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Removing/hiding the option to “safely remove USB devices” via GPO and registry

I ave already gone through http://serverfault.com/questions/12833/how-to-prevent-windows-from-safely-removing-hardware and it has a registry based solution for WinXP, however what I am after is: 1. a ...
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1answer
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Software restriction policies set in the registry don't update Local Group Policy

The joys of a Samba domain... First off Domain Group policy can't be used until Samba 4 arrives. We need to setup Software Restriction Policies (SRPs) on most of the computers in our Samba domain ...
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2answers
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SNMP Community String Permissions

I am looking at deploying SNMP Settings for windows servers via Group Policy and have an administrative template prepared. However I am noting strange behaviour when applying the policy. Two ...
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Two identical Vista machines, only one processes Group Policy Registry Extension

I have two Panasonic Toughbook CF-30 machines setup from the same installer CD. Both machines were joined to the domain and moved into the same OU. Both machines have no errors in the event logs on ...
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How can I create a REG_MULTI_SZ key through Group Policy?

I'm trying to add an entry to registry via Group Policy, but I can only seem to create either a REG_SZ or REG_DWORD value. If I insert the value as a REG_SZ key then it isn't picked up / processed as ...
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Apply Registry or ADM to Group Policy for Login to Specific Servers

I have some Windows 2008 Server terminal services servers that run a shared app. Unfortunately, to operate correctly the app has some HKEY_CURRENT_USER settings that need written to each user's ...
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3answers
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Change group policy settings for accounts?

I am wondering if there is a way to change the group policy settings for accounts without using the GUI tools (GPMC or the GPO editor MMC snap in). In other words can I can change these settings via a ...