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Group policies overriding

I am a learner in AD and GPO's. Though I have implemented some GPO's in my environment, now a little bit confused.. My confusion is with the overriding of GPO. Basically what I am trying is that I ...
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Group policy preferences mapping same drive multiple times

I recently changed over our old login script that mapped network drives over to group policy preference drive maps. Worked through a few issues at first, but appears to be working fine for all of our ...
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Can't Access Computer Configuration > Preferences or user configuration > Preferences

After creating a new GPO in Windows Server 2008R2 Right click Edit on the newly created GPO Group policy Management Editor opens Clicking on Preferences shows this popup error After Clicking ok ...
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Determining if group policy needs to run synchronously

I have been working on speeding up network logins. As part of this process I'm disabling the 'always wait for network' option. This isn't inherently a problem, but I would really like to be able to ...
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Configuring Service Login Credentials with Group Policy following MS14-025

With Microsoft security bulletin MS14-025, GPMC and related tools are now patched to no longer allow the use of configuration items within Group Policy Prefs that would embed obfuscated passwords. The ...
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Group Policy Preference IE10

I am trying to apply a Group Policy Preference for IE10. There are a few settings I only want applied once. I configured this, but if I login to a system with multiple users on one system, the GPP ...
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GPO: Applying a home page to Win7 and Vista Clients running IE9

I am trying to set the homepage on several Windows 7 and Vista machines via Group Policy Preferences. Both are running Internet Explorer 9. The "apply once and do not reapply" option is enabled, as i ...
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Transition from GPO to GPP

I have a Windows network with a 2003 server as the PDC, and a 2008R2 server as a DC. We have used GPO sparsely when the majority of our workstations were WinXP, but now we have Windows 7 clients and ...
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GPO Preferences - applying preferences on first logon?

I am applying several preferences via group policy, e.g. drive mappings, regkeys, desktop icons and so on. The problem is that it takes two logons for this settings to get applied. Thinking about it ...
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Group policy: deploying a space as a registry value

I am trying to use Group policy preferences to deploy a registry key that has an empty space as its only value (one press of the space bar). I am using: User Configuration -> Preferences -> Windows ...
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GPO: Preferences and Drive Maps not getting applied in second RD session

I have a group policy object that maps several network drives. This is getting done via group policy preferences. When a user log's on to a remote desktop server the drives are getting connected - so ...
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Deploying Printers via GPO/GPP - is there a programmatic option?

For reasons beyond my control, I've been tasked with setting up GPO/GPPs to deploy our 100+ printers to our 1000+ clients. The good news is that we have over a dozen sites, and for the most part, I'm ...
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internet explorer 10 gpo/gpp not letting me set intranet sites

Domain has one 2003 server, the rest are 2008 r2. boss wanted new image to include IE10. IE10 not accepting old GPO using internet explorer maintenance. Tried setting user preference policy but it ...
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Internet Explorer 9 & 10 Group Policy Preferences missing

I have a single Domain Controller network (Windows Server 2008 R2, running on the 2003 Forest/domain level), with the clients currently migrating from WinXP Pro to Win7 Pro. I Need to control the ...
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Windows Mapped Drives: GPO vs. login script

I'm running Windows 2003 R2 for DC's. The question has come up concerning mapping user's network shares via GPO rather than the tradition login scripts. I've read about updating Windows 2003 server ...
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Group policy — Forcing two proxy servers to clients

I want to push two different group policies with proxy server settings to two different sets of desktop clients on the same network. It's been a couple of years since I've done anything on group ...
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Can I ignore a GPO from another GPO?

I have 10 users and 10 computers and 5 printers. 9 of the computers are workstations and the 10th is our accounting server. Each user has a unique set of network drive mappings and printer mappings. ...
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what does local group policy do in Dc?

when you have a dc, in fact you don't have LSD because it has migrated to GSD .But if you type Gpedit.msc in Run box it will open local group policy console . I've read that policies you have set in ...
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Win 2008 Group Policy : Does Drive Maps (GPP) run before Logon Script setting? Both user configs are set within same policy [duplicate]

I'm on Win 2008 R2 DC with XP and Win7 desktops. On one of User GPOs, there is Drive Maps and Logon Script configured. Drive Maps are under GPP, and Logon Script is under user config. Both user ...
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Why do I not have “Shared printer” within group policy preferences in Win 2008 R2 gpmc?

I have performed some research, and it appears that I can target both XP and 7 clients with group policy preferences to add a shared printer. This article describes the presence of a Shared Printer ...
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Targetting Printer GPO to a Subnet

I'm aware that you can target specific printers via the individual Item-level targeting to a subnet. I have about 20 printers that I would rather put the full group policy into maybe a WMI filter for ...
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Group Policy Preference not applied automatically

DC - Windows Server 2008 R2 Client OS - Window XP I have applied USB block Group Policy Preference setting for Window XP ( i.e Registry setting & usbstor.inf, usbstor.pnf denied policy ). But ...
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Extremely Slow Login: Group Policy Printers

I'm having a few issues with a specific GPO that's causing 5+ minute delays on logins (not just initial logins either). The server is running Windows Server 2012 I'm adding printers under ...
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Printers intermittently not being set as default

We have a lab of computers with printers being deployed to and set as default with Group Policy Preferences, but we're getting a large number of users who don't pick up the default settings. There's ...
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GPP: Scheduled Task

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am a beginner System Administrator trying to setup a scheduled task on GPO. Ultimately, I am trying to execute a .exe to install an application at a ...
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Drive mappings via group policy preferences are causing VERY slow logins for clients that are away from the domain

We've recently moved away from using a login script to map network shares and are now mapping via group policy preferences. This has been working great except I recently discovered that when our ...
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Group policy not allowing url to be added

I'm trying to add a specific web server URL into the local Intranet Zone on my client PCs using a Group Policy. The policy works for all remote sites but does not work for the local site where the ...
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Is there a rule of thumb for when Group Policy GPO edits will require 1 or 2 restarts?

I've noticed that GPO edits sometimes require 0, 1, 2 and even 3 restarts. In all of these cases I made the policy change in the LAN domain controller and then forced replication to all servers. ...
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Add Additonal Clocks via Group Policy

I'm trying to get as much as I can into GPOs so that new machines are as effortless as possible once joining the domain. One thing I always do on a new machine is add a UTC and US clock. What's ...
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GP Preferences vs folder redirection. Start menu

We are looking at creating set start menus but unsure if we should use GPP or folder redirection. We have laptops that are taken off site so folder redirection would have to be to the C drive on the ...
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How to use a tab character within a GPP registry item?

I am in the process of packaging an some software settings for deployment with a GPP. I need to include a few tab characters within string and eventually multi string values. When I paste tabs into ...
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Is GPP Item Level Targeting any faster or slower than WMI filtering?

I need to filter a GPO so that it only applies if an application is installed. From what I can see, I should be able to do this either with WMI or with GPP item level targeting. Is there a performance ...
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Group Policy Preferences File Association on older Clients

I have a GPP for file association aka "open with". It works as expected on Server2008/Win7 but does nothing on Server2003/WinXP that has both the GPP Client KB943729 and GPP hotfix KB982051 installed. ...
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GPP Registry Item Level Targeting in PowerShell

Is there any way to add item level targeting to an existing GPP Registry item via powershell? I'm in the process of streamlining my build process and I have come up empty for anything item level ...
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Group Policy Preferences Blank

The Group Policy Preferences options are blank when accessed from two PCs (both running Vista SP2). For example, I go to edit/create a GPO and then expand the Preferences menu, then either Windows ...
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Transition to client side targeting for loose group membership

I need to be able to add multiple overlapping groups without the need of defining a separate GPO for each combination. This rules out the standard "Enable Client Side Targeting" and the basic GPP ...
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Drive mapping fails via GPO preferences but works fine in a VBScript

I'm running a few Windows Server 2008 R2 servers with domain computers running Windows XP SP3. Client side extension is installed. I opted to use Group Policy Preferences over the conventional ...
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Changing World Wide Web Services (HTTP Traffic-In) via Group Policy

I am working on designing some group policy elements for our servers. Without getting into a debate about pros or cons of group policy, I was curious if the following could be performed. I would like ...
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Push Screensaver through GP Preferences only when files change

We are using Group Policy Preferences to push screensaver files to our workstations. The file is 50+ Mb. If we set the file to "Replace" then we don't have any functional issues, but performance ...
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Group Policy Preferences not behaving as expected

I have two policies which are supposed to modify the setting, and the they do not seem to be proccessed the way I believe they should. The two policies control the the visibility of the ...
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Copy a folder and all contents using group policy preferences?

I have used Group Policy Preferences to copy files to client computers many times. I can't figure out if it is possible to copy a single folder (including contents) to a client computer. Am I just ...
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Speeding up Group Policy, and how will implementing Group Policy Preferences impact logon time?

I'm looking for some advice on speeding up and upgrading our logon system to make it more robust and faster. I inherited an older logon system, which was migrated over from Novell Netware originally. ...
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Group Policy Preferences in Server 2008 R2

I am reinstalling a Domain Controller after a hard drive failure (new backup system is already in place!) and I have come to the part where I need to re-create the group policies. Originally we were ...
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Printing Problems Windows 7 group policy

I have a 2008 server that is the print server. I support Windows 7 clients that are mapping printers by Group Policy preferences. I have it as a user preference (because computer policies don't have ...
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Using group policy preferences to push a file to C:\Windows on a restricted user

We have a really old Video learning program that we need to run from the network for our students. However it uses Director Player 6.0 and the students get the error: "Unable to copy the driver file ...
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Internet Explorer Maintenance GPO, only set some settings

I'm trying to set up a GPO to add 3 sites to the Trusted sites zone and change some of the security settings for the same zone (Allow unsigned ActiveX and such). I used a clean PC and added the ...
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Greater than or equal check when using Group Policy Preferences and Item Level Targeting in the Registry

I'm implementing some screen saver configurations via Group Policy Preferences (on Win7 Enterprise x64 desktops). The desired configuration is to have users be able to adjust their screen saver and ...
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How do you replace the files in a folder using Group Policy Preferences?

Our users have a toolbar on their Windows taskbar called "I Need Help". It holds links to our support system with specific fields prefilled. We've changed some of the structure our our support ...
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Drive Mapping Through Group Preferences

My department is currently transitioning our servers to Server 2008R2 and we are looking into using Group Preferences to map network drives. Our users currently have a personal network drive and at ...
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PolicyMaker for Windows Server 2003

I still have a Windows Server 2003 domain. We'll be moving this to Server 2008 R2 in February. I know in 2006, Microsoft bought DesktopStandard and moved their PolicyMaker product into what's now ...