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52 views

Let users install software without local administrator rights on domain

I manage the network of a small company. As I'm not always in the office it is a wish from the employees to be able to install software without having to go to me. My predecessor set it up that ...
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65 views

Using Powershell (RSAT ) to get GPO from against another domain

I can't find any clear info online for what I'm trying to do, hope you can give me an answer :) I'm using a Windows 7 client (pctest) joint in a domain (domain1.intranet). I've installed the RSAT to ...
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2answers
185 views

Change Local Group Policies remotely on Windows workstations outside Windows domain

Is it possible to change Local Group Policies on Windows workstations remotely outside a Windows domain? Furthermore, can a script be written that would change GP on several workstations one by one? ...
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1answer
42 views

Pre-Configured installation of applications on domain computers

I have an application I would like to be installed for all computes that are joined to the domain. The thing about that is I would like to have the application pre-configured for all users. I have ...
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3answers
220 views

Bizarre - Domain Admin has no rights to modify domain scripts directory

Here is a quickie that has had me scratching my head. Not a showstopper, so an answer isn’t urgent, but still. I am trying to modify the logon scripts directory to include a login script. I have gone ...
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1answer
829 views

Give user permissions to change system time on Windows Server 2012 domain controller

I realize that this title instantly sounds like a bad idea, so I'll justify the need in addition to describing the problem. The need to change system time I've recently set up a Windows Server 2012 ...
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1answer
71 views

Configuring the GPO: Computer and User Configuration [closed]

What is the difference between the two configuration? When to use or configure these configuration in a AD Domain? Does the individual affect each other? What is the best practice when configuring ...
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0answers
34 views

Domain logon-dialog when opening “Computer management”

When I'm logged in to the domain on the client computer I need to logon to the domain again when I right-click "Computer" and chooses "Manage". No GPO has been set yet, and the user seems to be admin ...
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0answers
53 views

Permitting Remote Deskop Users group to login in

I've been running into an issue where members of our IT department are unable to login to the servers we have recently set up. I have added the IT group to the Remote Desktop Users group and they are ...
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1answer
274 views

What happens if unlink a GPO?

If I have a GPO that contains a handful of settings - let' say, configured to implement WSUS configuration, some random registry entries, some other Control Panel settings etc. If I unlink the ...
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1answer
217 views

Is it possible to increase the max limit of 10 pc's to any number of times without making the user a domain admin?

Normally a domain user has a maximum limit for 10 computers to join to a domain. But what i want to know is, is it possible (by joining a account to a group) to do this any number of times without ...
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2answers
210 views

Correct way to update Google Chrome MSI through Group Policy

I am deploying Chrome through group policy. This is working fine. Obviously Chrome has a pretty regular update cycle. I am not allowing Domain Users to install Chrome updates. Having subscribed to ...
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1answer
3k views

how do I set static routes in windows domain to all computers at once

Setup, its a test lab and we have some odd requirements Windows 2012 Server running AD/DNS/DHCP 500 client machines used w/4 physical network interfaces each 2 interfaces are test resources, ...
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3answers
545 views

Which GPO is making my Domain Controller my clients' DNS server?

I maintain a small domain (about 20 clients) and we need to make some changes to the DNS server that's being used by the clients. All the clients have been hard coded to use the domain controller as ...
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4answers
5k views

Network Logon Issues with Group Policy and Network

I am gravely in need of your help and assistance. We have a problem with our logon and startup to our Windows 7 Enterprise system. We have more than 3000 Windows Desktops situated in roughly 20+ ...
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2answers
507 views

Logon/Logoff scripts running when disconnected from domain controller

I have a windows 7 system that is part of a domain. When it is unable to access the domain controller, will it still run logon scripts? Right now, we have a local script that is launched from the run ...
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3answers
6k views

How can I disable account lockout policy for one user in a Windows domain

My company is running a Windows based domain. The domain has a group policy of locking out a user after several failed log-in attempts, for 5 minutes. Unfortunately, this account functions as a ...
2
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2answers
328 views

Is there a way to disable group policy for a couple of minutes on a certain computer in a 2008 domain?

I'm trying to disable the group policy on a computer for a limited time without logging out and back in. Is that possible?
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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
1k views

Is WINs Still supported by Microsoft?

I heard through the grapevine that WINS was going to be phased out / not supported officially from Microsoft any more [ and yet they have it in Windows server 2008 ]. I can't find any information ...
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1answer
417 views

When do local GPOs apply if a computer is a part of a domain?

when do local GPOs apply if a computer is a part of a domain? What would be an example scenario when local GPOs would be relevant for a computer that is a part of a domain? Can I somehow 'use' local ...
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2answers
1k views

GPO Printer Deployment Ordering greyed out

I have two Windows 2008 Data Centre Domain Controllers, which are used for a single domain. I applied a GPO for an OU. Rules are definitely working. Printer deployment rules are set in "User ...
2
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1answer
2k views

How to exclude a user from an applied password policy

I have received a requirement that a single user needs to be excluded from the company's password policy (the CEO if you ask). as such, I have tried the following with no success. I have copied the ...
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1answer
999 views

local admin vs domain admin on a domain controller

I would like to create a group policy to set a specific password for all local administrator users. Now even though you can't manage local users on a domain controller ("This snap-in cannot be used on ...
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2answers
18k views

How to set group policy in windows server 2008 domain?

I need to apply group policy to several computers in a Windows Server 2008 domain. After running gpmc.msc, we can see Default Domain Policy and Default Domain Controller Policy Can you tell me their ...
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1answer
151 views

Corporate Windows Domain: How to restrict selection of Wallpapers

All my users workstations are part of our corporate domain. Currently we have a group policy that forces the company wallpaper through to all workstations. This is working fine. However, we have a ...
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2answers
5k views

Change Date Format for Existing Users on Windows Server 2008R2

How do you change the date format settings on Windows Server 2008R2 for existing domain users, without recreating their local profile or manually setting the format by giving them temporary admin ...
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1answer
328 views

Problems installing Windows service via Group Policy in a domain

I'm reasonably new to Group Policy administration and I'm trying to deploy an MSI installer via Active Directory to install a service. In reality, I'm a software developer trying to test how my ...
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2answers
696 views

Join a domain without adopting group policy… through registry permissions? [closed]

As a local machine admin, is it possible to join a domain but still block group policy from being applied? I'm thinking it should be possible to remove all write access to the registry under, for ...
2
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1answer
2k views

How to set up rotating wallpapers through GPO

So, my guestion is "easy" in nature, not so easy in solution... my boss came up with a brilliant idea of having wallpapers changed every 30 minutes or 1 hour or something. In short, he wants active ...
2
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2answers
4k views

WMI Filter in GPO by UserName/UseGroup

We have a need to lock certain users down to a very restrictive desktop on our terminal servers as well as only serve them a single application which will auto launch. I have a GPO setup for each need ...
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1answer
71 views

Restricted Groups - Locks down workstations and servers too much

I am a developer not a sysadmin but I was recently asked to lock down the workstations - in terms of stopping users from adding software. I followed the online articles on adding domain admins and ...
2
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1answer
3k views

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 ...