Group Policy is a built-in feature of the Microsoft Windows operating systems. Group Policy allows administrators to automatically configure myriad options within the OS. These policies can be configured, and applied, either locally to the computer via Local Group Policy or remotely within an ...

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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Hide Network Icon in File Explorer on Server 2012

How can I hide the network icon within Windows Explorer in Windows Server 2012, via group policy? I can do this on 2008R2 using the Windows Explorer "Extra's" settings, but no such setting exists for ...
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Mapped Drive by OU

I want to implement a mapped drive which is hidden/exposed based on the OU of the user. I have a working version of this in one environment (Windows 2008R2; created by someone else), and I am trying ...
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Install RSClientPrint for Reporting Services 2012 using .bat file and still be able to use 2005

I have a Reporting Services 2005 server that when users accessed it and tried to print reports would get a message asking them to install the print control, which they could not do because of lack of ...
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How do I deploy VC++ 2012 Redistributable via Group Policy

I'm trying to rollout some software via group policy and I have hit a roadblock with the VC++ redist for 2012. The only available download is an exe which I cannot extract an msi from. I tried ...
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Deploying custom fxcop rules amongst developers

I am currently in the process of writing and deploying custom FxCop (Visual Studio Code Analysis) rules, allowing developers to check their code against a series of these custom designed rules. As a ...
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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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How do I properly configure Internet Explorer Connection Settings via Group Policy?

I've configured the location of our automatic configuration script under "User Configuration > Preferences > Control Panel Settings > Internet Settings > Internet Explorer 8 > Connections > LAN ...
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Group policy to check/uncheck “require HTTPS” in Internet Explorer 11 trusted sites list?

When adding a list of trusted sites to Internet Explorer 11 in Windows 7 Professional SP1, there is a checkbox called "Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone". Is there a way ...
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Restricting User Rights Assigning in Default Domain Controller Policy

I am currently reviewing my work's default domain controller policy GPO against the MS Security Compliance Manager, and one of the things I have found is that there are many things that have user ...
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Can I use the GroupPolicy PowerShell module on non-AD standalone servers?

I am trying to use the GroupPolicy PowerShell module to manipulate and read local group policy settings on a standalone Windows 2012R2 server. When I try to execute the Get-GPOReport cmdlet: ...
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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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Deleting Local Profiles when using Roaming Profiles at Log off

I'm currently building an environment that will host about 5,000 users over 20 AppServer. I have finalized my GPOs but I'm experiencing an issue with the user's local profile when roaming profiles is ...
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Can I override domain group policy with local group policy as a local admin?

I am trying to provision a few special case laptops. I would like to create a local guest account. That's fine but when I try to create it I prompted that my guest password does not meet the ...
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In the Local Security Policy, how do you avoid putting “IIS APPPOOL\” before “DefaultAppPool”?

Doesn't seem to be a whole lot on the Internet about this. I was tweaking the Local Security Policy of one of our test servers (Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Service Pack 1), when I got this error. ...
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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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No “Compatibility View” Options

I'm working on setting up a GPO to push out some compatibility view settings for IE. But in my Group Policy editor there are no "Compatibility View" settings. I'm looking in Administrative Templates > ...
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Removing deny everyone permissions from GPO

As part of the workaround for CVE-2014-1776 I created a group policy object that applied Deny permissions to everyone on VGX.DLL. I am now trying to undo this group policy and having a lot of ...
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Group Policy with Win7

All, I wasn't sure how to search for this. It seems that many of our Windows 7 Machines are processing group policy in unpredictable ways. Here's an test example: I created a brand new policy. I ...
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Windows server 2012 essentials GPO AD/SYSVOL MISMATCH

I am having an issue with Group policys and will do my best to describe the issue below: GPRESULT, ADSI and GPT.ini shows the group policy with mismatching AD/SYSVOL versions, the SYSVOL version ...
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Update a network driver through GPO/AD

Our organization has just deployed new computers with Windows 8.1. Roughly 50 of them. We've run into an issue with the driver on the new computers which is flooding the network with ipv6/multicast ...
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Access an AD attribute in a first-time logon scenario?

I have been tasked with improving our current image deployment. Right now we do a fair amount of manual setup after imaging to reduce the work for users who get a newly imaged machine. I would like to ...
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Shutdown clients when no one is logged in at a specified time

At our company, the people stop working at 7PM. At 8PM we run a scheduled task with GPO to warn the logged-in user that the computer is going to shutdown. This works fine. When no one is logged-in ...
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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 ...
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Windows Server 2012: How to activate network discovery in GPO?

I use terminal-server Windows Server 2012 and I need to create a map drive GPO, but it doesn't take effect and I think it might be because I nee to activate network discovery. How to enable network ...
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Deploying software through group policy

I'm trying to deploy an MSI to a specific security group that has all computer members. I've set the GPO to install via the UNC path, and it's a computer configuration. I've also made sure that ...
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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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Shortcut for website using non-default browser

I am working on a GPO to push a desktop shortcut to a website using IE (which is not the default browser) out to my Windows 7 Pro machines. All machines are x64. Not sure why this isn't working: ...
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GPO: Do not run user logon scripts

Is there a way I can configure a GPO to NOT run the logon scripts that are defined within the AD user object? We have a very special AD environment and I am trying to get away from the old batch ...
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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, ...
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Backup Active Directory users' files, deploy via GPO? [closed]

Am looking for a solution which can be configured to be deployed via group policies. I've looked into Windows Backup, but it doesn't fulfill our requirements. We need something like this: Runs ...
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Group Policy Mapping Printer

There seems to be lots of different ways to map printers, all appear not to work (for me). Im running a Windows 2008 Environment with windows 7 clients, simple, hey? No.. I have a printer connected ...
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Group Policy “Maximum password age” fails to apply

In my Windows network with all AD servers (still) running Windows 2003, I encounter the following problem: The "Maximum password age" policy apparently does not apply. Even though some of the users ...
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GPO with loopback processing and folder redirection not working

I am pulling my hair here and trying to redirect folders on Windows 7 and Vista machines. I have therefor created a GPO which has loopback processing enabled (merge mode) and linked it to the OU ...
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GPO not applying properly

So I just set a user level GPO to apply a website to the trusted sites zone. It works when logging in to a desktop and trying to go to the website and the website shows up in the trusted sites zone ...
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How to enable Network mapping?

In the Control Panel there is a Network Map which is disabled by default in domain joined computers. When I go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network Map I receive the message Network ...
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How to set the Internet Explorer Home Page via GPO?

I need to set the default home page for the entire domain via GPO. Where is the IE Home Page Policy located?
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How to do exceptions in Group Policy?

We're implementing Group Policy for the first time at our organization and have some questions about best practices and capabilities. We've already done some work and want to see if there is a better ...
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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 ...
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LocalGPO compare fails with error

I was trying to run LocalGPO on my Windows 7 system with its "/Compare" option to compare the current policies with that of a backup. However, the process fails with an error in a Windows Powershell ...
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Deny AD-User Group to login on a certain AD-Computer Group

I have (simplified) two AD Groups for Users: bgs.ac.at\Students bgs.ac.at\Teachers I have (simplified) two AD Groups for Computers (like in two rooms) bgs.ac.at\Room1 bgs.ac.at\Room2 I want ...
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Will Windows 7 sysprep keep group policy settings?

As part of my organisation's Windows 7 rollout process, we would deploy a Windows 7 image onto a target machine, then manually install LocalGPO on it followed by applying a set of group policies via ...
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Startup Script Launch IE Browser

how to launch a startup script (batch file or VBS or PowerShell) that will open a browser on startup? I want to deploy this using GPO, i'm only able to achieve this by using logon script, but if used ...
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Where's the best place to deploy a proxy.pac file to?

Instead of having separate proxy settings in Group Policy for several web browsers (Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and FrontMotion Firefox), I decided that it would be better to create a proxy.pac ...
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GPO: Run powershell logon script after explorer.exe has been loaded

I know there is the GPO setting "Computer Configuration => Admin. Templates => System => Scripts => Run logon scripts synchronously". This however ensures that logon scripts run before windows ...
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Server 2012r2 RDS - Start Screen

I'm in the process of setting up an RDS server. It will be multi-tenant, so it's locked right down. All user profile data is stored on the file server using GPO folder redirection. I want to lock ...
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Fake Recycle Bin via Group Policy

Is it possible to create a fake recycle bin where the files aren't actually deleted using MS AD/ Group Policy? The goal is to be able to recover 'deleted' files after, let's say, a dirty resignation. ...
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Domain group policies not applied on Win8

I'm totally desperate, I'm not able to set any group policy on domain level (with Samba 4 domain controler). The only user, the policies are applied on, is the Administrator. I have no idea, what's ...