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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WSUS & GPOS - Force restart and disable choosing updates W12R2

My objective is that Windows Update runs everyday, install all available updates and (if necessary) automatically restarts the computer, giving the chance to the users to postpone it to maximum 4 ...
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Random domain members are added to the local administrator group

Every computer in the local administrator group (and remote desktop users group) contains a random selection of domain members. After deleting them they come back after a restart or forcing an ...
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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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GPResults say my GPOs are not applied because they are “empty”

I am trying to apply several policies to my domain (running on Windows 2008 R2). Below is a sample of how I have structured my OUs. Test OU {Computer based policy} {User Based Policy} OU Users ...
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GPOTool - Windows 2008R2

I am trying to troubleshoot some GPO issues and began using gpotool.exe to diagnose the issue. I got the tool from 2003 resource kit. Here is one of the first errors I am seeing: Policy ...
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Single user change with forced domain firewall GPO

I have an issue which i need some help with. Current Scenario: I have a domain firewall policy, which turns the firewall ON and is enforced on "Authenticated users". The domain policy locks the ...
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How can I manage remote site printers?

Please bear with me, my server and networking knowledge is not amazing. The company that I work for has a central 'Head Office'. This is where our server room is located. We have a bunch of Windows ...
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Can I upgrade an program via group policy if it was initially installed manualy?

We have a program which was installed manually on workstations when they were initially setup. We now need to upgrade this software and I wish to do it via group policy. I have created an MST using ...
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Force IE 11 compatibility mode for certain sites within domain

When setting compatibility mode in IE 11 it wants to add our whole domain (somedomain.co.uk) but we don't want every site (*.somedomain.co.uk) to be covered by this. We want just ...
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How to make Group Policy to the same User Group at different Computer Groups? (VDI)

I made two Organizational Unit in my domain Thin Clients (there are the physical computer objects) Virtual Clients (there are the virtual computer objects) And I have the default Users (there ...
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GPO is both applied AND filtered out

I have a GPO that is applied to MyUser's OU and filtered to MyUser. I run a gpupdate on his machine and I see that the GPO is listed under "Applied Group Policy Objects", yet it is also listed under ...
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Network drive map through GPO not working on Windows 2012 (Neither via logon script nor drive maps)

Although I though this would be easy I am unable to automatically connect to a network drive via GPO. I tried through a batch file on (User Configuration / Policies / Windows Settings / Script / ...
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Samba4 domain controller, group policy processing fails, gpupdate fails

I'm using a Samba4 domain controller, and on the machines joined to the domain I'm seeing this message: The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file ...
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Removing programs for specific computers [closed]

i am currently working for a company as an intern. i have been given the task to remove Java on specific computers that have already installed the program manually. this means that there's no GPO ...
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WMI request (Wbemtest), access is denied to domain computer

let me explain our setup first! We have 2 site location with Cyberoam CR50ING Firewall, IPSec between the 2 Subnet. Cyberoam firewall has an AD authentication with their software linked to the ...
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How to enable BitLocker with no prompts to the end user

I have configured BitLocker and TPM settings in Group Policy such that all the options are set and the recovery keys stored in Active Directory. All our machines are running Windows 7 with a standard ...
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What exactly do the two “Do not process the legacy run list” group policy settings do?

The two "Do not process the legacy run list" settings appear under Computer Configuration -> Polices -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Logon and under User Configuration -> Policies -> ...
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IE11: Allow display of local HTML files

How can I enable Internet Explorer 11 that has Enhanced Protected Mode turned on to display local HTML files? This is very annoying also I see the security need behind this feature. Can someone ...
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Prevent user interactive logon to domain computers

I currently have a user DOMAINJOINER (located in the WIN7Support OU) which I use to deploy Windows 7 machines. This user can Create and Delete Computer Objects in the WIN7Computers OU, that's about it ...
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WMI filter working for some Windows 7 machines but not for others

I'm trying to use this WMI filter for our Windows 7 64bit machines: select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (Caption like "Microsoft Windows 7%") or (Version like "6.1%" and ProductType = "1" and ...
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How to completely reset Group Policy on a domain member?

We have a problem where domain members built from a certain Windows 8 image can no longer update Computer Group Policy. These domain member have recently been moved to a new Organisational Unit, but ...
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how to prevent other computers from seeing our network computers through vpn

We have a local office domain consisting of Windows 7 and XP machines that is running on Windows Server 2008 R2. We also have users that connect via VPN into our network. My concern is that when a ...
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GPO backup fails

When trying to backup a GPO using the GP management console (choosing the GP to backup, right click, hitting backup, and choosing a target directory "c:\ADB"), the backup fails. In the Application ...
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How do I restrict user log ins to only a specific set of computers

I want to restrict user admin access with regards to their department. I want to give access to users in Security Group A to computers in Security Group B and i want to create similar access for 9 ...
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Complete Active Directory redesign and GPO application

after much testing and hundreds of tries and hours invested I decided to consult you experts here. Overview: I want to apply some GPO to our users which will add some specific site to the Trusted ...
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Restict Internet Connection Except using Proxy

Given (as-is) A router with DHCP enabled An Active Directory Server Two Windows 7 clients joined the domain Planning (to-be) A proxy server Two clients are set to restrict internet connection ...
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Group Policy - Backup and Restore

I am currently automating the creation of our enterprise domain controller and its configuration in case of SAN failure etc. I can create the server, install the necessary roles, create complete ou ...
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Apply GPO to user AD group when using computers in a certain OU

We have a logon-script that copies a number of remoteapp.rdp-files to some users desktops. However these users sometimes also has to connect directly to our terminal server through a remote desktop ...
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Combining DWORD Values

I'm trying to permit automatic silent install of some internal ActiveX controls using AXIS, as per this Microsoft article. In the article, it states that you can define how HTTPS exceptions are ...
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Disable Outlook Web Access Junk filtering in Exchange 2013

By default, Outlook Web Access (OWA) in Exchange 2013 seems to move suspected junk mail to the Junk Email folder. This is undesirable behavior in most of my environments because we have Barracuda Spam ...
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Advanced Audit Policy not getting applied on 2012 R2

I have configured several avanced audit policy settings under: Computer Configuration => Policies => Windows Settings => Security Settings => Advanced Audit policy Configuration => ...
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Difference between HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\ and HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\

What is the difference between editing settings in HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Terminal Services and HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Terminal Server? Similar settings seem to ...
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PowerShell startup script applied via GPO failing ambiguously

Script: $folder = "$env:HOMEDRIVE\TestFolder" New-Item -ItemType directory -Path $folder note that the same group policy error occurs when $folder is set to "C:\..." Execution policy is ...
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IE11 Enterprise Mode gpo not working

I've followed the following articles to configure the Enterprise Mode gpo for IE11: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn640699.aspx http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn640696.aspx I ...
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Server 2012r2 change login screen language with registry

I am installing a Windows Server 2012R2 RDS farm. The OS language is English, but my users are Dutch. I already installerd the Dutch MUI pack in windows via the command prompt. Via a user GPO the ...
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Group Policy Files Not Being Deployed to UNC Paths

When attempting to deploy files via Group Policy Preferences, there is a well-known issue wherein you may receive an error to the effect of: 0x80070003 The system cannot find the path specified. This ...
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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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Group Policy Preferences Printers Server 2008R2 Error 0x80070bc4 does not set default printer after a printer has been created

Alright after calling upon the almighty Google I have been unable to find a good solutions to this problem along with many other users. So I am turning to Server Fault for some support here. I am in ...
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How to dump(collect) all the group policies in a domain?

I want to collect all the GPOs in a domain , for reviewing settings. How many ways are there to do it. I used Get-GPOREPORT in Powershell, but it gave a comprehensive html file, is these a way to ...
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Use Roaming Profiles as Default in AD (running Samba)

I've just set up an Active Directory Domain Controller (running Samba 4), created users, shares, groups, etc and everything is working. However, I have an environment where the use of roaming ...
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How can I pin an Internet Explorer URL shortcut or favorite to the Start screen with Group Policy in Windows 8.1?

I created my Start UI like I want and used this PowerShell cmdlet to create the .xml file for a user's default layout: export-startlayout –path <path><file name>.xml -as xml ...
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How to define the built-in administrators group in a group-policy object?

How do I define the built-in administrators group in a group policy? For example Computer Configuration => Policies => Windows Settings => Security Options => Local Policies => User ...
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Remote desktop instant logoff on disconnect?

I'm having a weird quirk on a Windows 8.1 VM that I'm using as a public-facing Remote Desktop slave, in that upon a client disconnect, the sessions is immediately logged off. This occurs ...
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CIS benchmark: How to define the BUILTIN\Administrator account within GPOs?

I am responsible for configuring GPOs according to the latest CIS benchmark policy. However the test for "Impersonate a client after authentication" always fails, although everything seems to be ...
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WSUS on Win2012R2 doesn't see Windows 8.1

WSUS on Win2012R2 doesn't see Windows 8.1. Both machines can ping each other. Computers are assigned to WSUS by: 'Use Group Policy or registry settings on computers' Local GPO on Win8.1 is set as ...
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Screensaver startup script (batch or reg) GPO, silent install

I have an application, which after it disconnects from a VPN connection, resets the screensaver settings. What I'd like to do is create a GPO script or batch file to run every time the user logs into ...
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Creating batch files from txt files - is this right?

Forgive me if I am completely of the rails here, but.... I am just learning about Group Policies and Domain Controllers etc. and I have a some .bat files, now I can edit them in notepad or any text ...
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GPO Troubleshooting - Security Filtering - Computer Configuration

We have a GPO that includes a Computer Configuration that enables a Preference that adds a security group to the local Administrators group. Since this is a Computer Configuration, do you need to add ...
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Excluding a specific machine from Group Policy - Server Essentials 2012

Server OS: Server Essentials 2012 Client OS Windows 8.1 I have a domain set up using SE 2012 and have used the group Policy wizard to apply Folder Redirection and "Security Settings". Can I make an ...
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Group Policy for Time Sync = ARP Flood?

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 domain controller and a bunch of workstations of various versions of Windows - XP SP3, Vista, 7, 8.1. Time sync wasn't working correctly on a few PCs so I followed the ...