4
votes
1answer
52 views

Installing Lync 2013 Standard silently

I am trying to find a good way to deploy Lync 2013 standard & basic clients silently on computers with Windows 7 / Office 2010 & ahve a few roadblocks. 1) I am successful installing the ...
2
votes
0answers
22 views

Domain Account Does Not Receive Proper Se Privledges from Group Policies

I am attempting to install software that requires SeBackupPrivilege, SeDebugPrivilege, and SeSecurityPrivilegebut I cannot seem to get my Domain Account to retrieve these specific privileges. I ...
0
votes
1answer
72 views

GPO - Mapped drive for non-domain user on a domain computer

I am trying to add a mapped drive for a number of CNC machines that all run off Windows XP boxes that are joined to our domain, the computer policies apply fine but as the software for the CNC only ...
4
votes
4answers
163 views

powershell vs GPO for installation, configuration, maintenance

My question is about using powershell scripts to install, configure, update and maintain Windows 7 Pro/Ent workstations in a 2008R2 domain, versus using GPO/ADMX/msi. Here's the situation: Because ...
2
votes
1answer
81 views

Structuring an OU to properly model an Organizational Hierarchy

I'm experimenting with using OUs in my network's Active Directory and group policy. However, I'm having a little trouble figuring out the right way to structure my OUs so that I can have individual ...
0
votes
1answer
36 views

Error on RSOP for Audit policy on DC

Domain Controller - Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Please see the print-screen, I am unable to understood why such error is showing on my Domain Controller. I have also checked on Winlogon.log, ...
-1
votes
1answer
43 views

GPO installed network printers wont show up under user account but only admin login

I use GPO to push out a network printer per machine from server 2008. but it only shows up under admin account. I restarted the PC , login logoff , gpupdate /force.... then it still only shows up on ...
1
vote
1answer
71 views

Querying GPO Details

I need some help on querying GPO. I want to know how many total GPOs applied for each OU. GPO with out no parameters and no link GPO's With less than 2 parameters and less than 2 links Can any ...
1
vote
1answer
90 views

Preventing Login From Specific Computers with Group Policy

I have a very small network with a handful of users and machines. I would like to control which users can access which machines by using Group Policy. Here is a basic overview of my current setup. ...
-2
votes
1answer
40 views

Remove delete permission for active directory group in Microsoft 2008 Server R2

I've created a group in Active Directory and I would like to prevent all users in this group from being able to delete any files on the server. How would I go about doing this?
2
votes
2answers
65 views

Can I use GPMC to edit a local policy?

I might be overlooking something obvious here, but can I use the Group Policy Management Console on Windows Server to edit a local policy? When I launch it I get a message saying that the machine ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

How to circumvent or alter screen timeout group policy when not on the domain?

I've been asked to look into a solution for our remote laptop users who are trying to give presentations in Powerpoint and Excel when at customer sites. We are running a Server 2008 /Win 7 ...
1
vote
1answer
189 views

Lock down a Windows 7 computer via GPO

I have a client who needs 3 systems locked down to only allow a user to log in and have access to 3 shortcuts on their desktop. These shortcuts are to batch files that run in separate folders (DOS ...
0
votes
2answers
50 views

Server 2008 Terminal Server + Outlook 2007. I need to change the default font used in Outlook

Server 2008 used as terminal server with Office 2007 installed. I've been asked to deploy a GPO to make the default font used Veranda 11 for all Office Suite applications. I've been doing some ...
0
votes
2answers
83 views

RSOP resolves wrong computer name

I have imaged a computer using Acronis Snap Deploy. The source computer from where the image have been taken is SOURCEW7, and the computer created with this image is W7TEST When I do a RSOP ...
1
vote
0answers
73 views

GPP Delete policy not working on Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS when deleting shared printee

I have one AD Security group for each shared printer, I have one GPP that map the printer if the user is in the security group that belong to the printer. And one GPP to delete the printer if the user ...
0
votes
3answers
390 views

Bypassing GPO for “set time limit for disconnected sessions”

In order to conserve server resources, I would like to enable a GPO which terminates disconnected RDP sessions after a certain time period. However, there are times when we might want to bypass this ...
0
votes
1answer
305 views

How to remove programs from the start menu windows 7 client using a GPO managed on window server 2008 r2

I have a windows server 2008 r2 with a domain where windows 7 desktop pcs connect to. There are only 3 programs I'd like to display on the start menu for users. All client computers have the same ...
2
votes
1answer
63 views

GPO not applying to user

I'm testing setting user printers via group policy and I'm running into a strange issue. I created a new OU and then another sub OU. I then created a new blank GPO called IT as you can see in the ...
2
votes
2answers
809 views

Minimum Number of Port need to Open between Windows Client & Domain Controller Only

I just want to know, which port need to be open if i place firewall between Windows Client ( XP or 7 ) and Domain Controller ( Window Server 2008 R2 ) Please note it is between Client and DC and not ...
1
vote
1answer
64 views

Maximum Setup Log Size in Group Policy?

I want to set a maximum size for the setup log across all the machines in my domain but within group policy I only see GPO settings for maximum application, security, and system logs. Is there a way ...
1
vote
0answers
849 views

“The processing of Group Policy failed” while doing gpupdate

I'm trying to install MSI package from a Windows Server 2008 as a GPO in a computer-wide scope. When I log in to a Windows 7 client workstation and run: gpupdate /force I get the following error ...
0
votes
1answer
174 views

Restore legacy audit policies on Windows Server 2008 R2

Recently, I was trying to reduce spam of my security audits by disabling auditing of "Filtering Platform Packet Drop". In a week's time, I get enough of these audits the fill a 200Mb logfile. I tried ...
2
votes
2answers
88 views

GPO set to trigger in response to an event?

I want to trigger an action/task when an event is raised in any computer of the domain. It this possible via GPO, do or I need to deploy script to all machines on the domain?
1
vote
3answers
37 views

Creating Redundent Share Folders accessed by single host name

Alright, in an effort to increase redundency I am trying to share one folder one 3 different servers and be able to access each of them from a single hostname. What I am trying to do. Host a shared ...
0
votes
1answer
89 views

disable audio on remote desktop

I am running a Windows 2008 server that has remote users connecting to it via terminal services. I have group policies in place for each organization that connects. Is there a way, through group ...
0
votes
1answer
400 views

User Group Policy in Server 2008 to set Default Profile settings

I have computers to deploy and want to apply changes to the default user policy on these PCs automatically. What's the best way to do this? Our current procedure is: Create the computer account in ...
3
votes
1answer
557 views

How to abort applying group policy when it is stuck for too long?

I had a problem with a Win2k8 Domain Controller and had to restart it. It restarted with no issues and reached the "PRESS CTRL + DEL TO LOGON" screen. And so I did a usual logon with an ...
0
votes
0answers
205 views

Add FTP Network Location via Group Policy

I currently have a FTP website running on IIS, Windows Server 2008 R2. I would like to deploy this ftp location to all computers on our domain so that our users can upload and download to the FTP ...
1
vote
2answers
263 views

Redirecting documents folder for windows 7

I have a GPO set to redirect the Documents folder to the H: drive of our students. It works, but conditionally. If the student already has My Pictures, My Videos, and/or My Music folders already in ...
1
vote
1answer
974 views

GPO: Add Specific items in 'All Programs' on the start menu?

Disabled all the items in the 'All Programs' via GPO using Windows Server 2012 I have set "Remove common program groups from Start Menu" to Enabled. Everything in 'All Programs' is now empty, how ...
0
votes
1answer
133 views

Force mapped drive to ask for credential per log on session

On Windows Server, is there an option in Group Policy or otherwise, to map a network drive that asks for network credentials on each log on session? The reason I want to do this is that for some ...
-2
votes
1answer
89 views

How Unattended Install is different from GPO Install? [closed]

I want to deploy Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader and FileZilla on the workstations but there are two way doing this, install via GPO or Unattended Install (deployment server). How Unattended Install ...
1
vote
1answer
294 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 ...
-4
votes
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 ...
0
votes
1answer
400 views

Security has requested to process its policy settings again. Error

I am receiving the following error with a yellow exclamation mark in the group policy results wizard when deploying software using a GPO. Security has requested to process its policy settings ...
2
votes
0answers
308 views

Windows Firewall deployed by GPO detecting Public NL

Am struggling with Server 2008 R2 NLA and the Windows Firewall. Currently we are testing rolling out Windows Firewall via GP and have a test server that enables the firewall for Domain, Private and ...
1
vote
1answer
115 views

Proxy server setting from Group policy

I have added a computer based group policy to add a proxy server to a group of PCs. I used the user config in GP editor, but when I log in and run gpresults it displays "filtering: not applied" and ...
2
votes
2answers
275 views

Use group policy to force certain security groups to log off remote desktop sessions

I'm having difficulty creating a GPO that will be applied only to certain computers and security groups. Here is what I would like to do. I have an OU with several computers in them. I would like to ...
-1
votes
1answer
517 views

Setting a password hint on administrator account in Windows Server 2008 R2

I've tried to change a password on administrator account using Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Change Your Password but can't set a password hint. When I clicked What is a password ...
0
votes
1answer
103 views

How To map a network Drive through preferences by using wmi in server 2008

I want to map a network drive through Group Policy Preferences option. For this mapping i want to go with wmi query, which is in item level targeting. I am done with all the initial work like giving ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

How can I use a group policy or similar to force specific folders on a share to have a different colour or icon?

Please note I don't want to do this from the client side, it must be achieved only from the server side using a GP or something similar. I would like the specified folders to either be a different ...
-1
votes
3answers
42 views

How might you configure limited access for non-admins to troubleshoot on a production windows server running an ASP.NET application? [closed]

I would like to provide developers limited access to a production Windows Server 2008 Standard box. This is so they can diagnose problems that occur there with the ASP.NET application we are hosting. ...
0
votes
1answer
120 views

how to apply RDP session timeouts to a local group in Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows 2008 R2 64-bit, not a member of Active Directory. Created local group named RDP_Session_Settings. The group has a number of local users in it, but not all local users that exist on that ...
0
votes
0answers
383 views

Wrong path in group policy

I'm the it-admin in a small section of my university. For several days, some of our employees experienced connection issues with our server (win server 2008 and win7 clients). Applications are slow ...
8
votes
1answer
151 views

What's the sense in having RemoteDesktopUsers without “log on through Remote Desktop Services” privilege? [closed]

Recently Microsoft changed the default policies in Windows Azure Guest OSs (Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2 and Windows 2012). One of the changes is that now only members of Administrators group have ...
0
votes
1answer
220 views

Disable USB mass storage via group policy based on the time of day?

I would like to disable USB mass storage for a group of users during specific hours of the day (lets say, 9AM to 5PM). I know that with Windows Server 2008, there is a group policy that will disable ...
0
votes
1answer
201 views

How to unblock exe-file and windows-help-chm-file on a mapped network drive using Windows Server 2008 Active Directory group policy?

We have a mapped drive M: in our Server 2008 R2 64 AD Domain. There is an important exe and a windows help file on the drive that all users need to access from there. How can I remove the security ...
3
votes
2answers
70 views

GPO - Group Policy Object acknowledgement

Is there any way to get Automatically Acknowledgment on My Domain Controller, as soon as Group Policy Object example: ABC is applied to Domain PC. Server OS - Window Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition ( ...
3
votes
1answer
55 views

Group Policy Update Confirmation

Server OS - Window Server 2008 R2 Standard ( Domain Controller ) Client OS - Window XP & Window 7 ( Desktop & Laptop ) I have implemented some Group Policy including Group Policy Preference ...