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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Cannot disable profile storage space error on windows 2000 domain

We have a client on a windows 2000 domain with approximately 22 servers and 30 workstations. This client is extremely out of date and we've been trying to bring them up to speed. Last week their ...
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Desktop redirected Icons

I need to set a static custom icon for a website's shortcut. The desktop is redirected on a server 2008 domain via GP. Need an easily recognizable icon for young children versus having Chrome or IE ...
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Apply GPO to single workgroup computer

I have a GPO I've exported from Group Policy Editor on a domain controller. Is there a way to apply this policy to a computer that isn't connected to a domain at all? Just a one-time application of ...
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How do companies handle the need for different Java requirements on the same user?

In our company, we use GPOs to push software updates such as Java updates. We have about 150 users in different offices located in different countries, all using Windows 7. We have a few ...
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Disable Removable Storage classes doesn't work via GPO on Windows 7

Could you please help me with very strange situation: Test environment: DC - Windows Server 2012R2, Workstation - Windows 7 Professional N SP1 Case: disable USB via Group Policy. Normally, I go to ...
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Deploying software updates to remote workers

We have a number of laptop users for which deploying software updates reliably and promptly is an issue. The circumstances are: The users rarely come into the office. As a result, their computers ...
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Configure Windows Firewall using GPO: Logging file path cannot be set

We are having a strange issue with Windows Firewall setting. The logging file path cannot be set. After I have enabled the Logging setting and click on OK to save the setting. When I open up logging ...
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a conflict with Internet Explorer kiosk mode and the Windows 10 taskbar

I have a silly little problem I'm trying to solve: I'm using Windows 10 Pro on an AD Domain. If I launch Internet Explorer in kiosk mode (%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe -k) either ...
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Denying user object access to a computer setting GPO [closed]

Let's say I have a GPO called gpo1 which sets some computer settings. I want these computer settings to apply only to certain user. Is it possible in the delegation tab to add a user group and then ...
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How can I block the group policy from disabling uac? [closed]

Where I work, our group policy disables UAC for the handful of users that don't know how to make certain applications work with UAC enabled. I don't need UAC to be disabled. Is there a way I can set ...
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Group policy result for a list of computers

Is there a PowerShell command that can be run against list of computers to obtain computer policy settings in a domain? my servers are all windows 2008 and 2012 OS. I will apply some GP settings to ...
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Looking at creating 400 GPO settings to STIG a server

My task, as sys admin contractor for a gov project migrating to the cloud, is to STIG a Windows server 2012 image, and an SQL 2012 image. Then I can use the AMI copies. The gov nor the contracting ...
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How can local admin override policies for automatic updating? [closed]

Ì am local admin on my Win 7 computer. I want to prevent automatic updates that are controlled by group or domain policies. How do I do that? I saw this question about screen savers How can I override ...
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Restricting OneDrive via GPO

I'm trying to restrict OneDrive usage on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Clients I'm following an article on TechNet about this, and says on my 2012 R2 domain controller to modify the GPO under the ...
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GPO Security Filtering Using Groups

A GPO was setup with filtering applied to a single group containing computer objects. Is a restart mandatory for all the computer objects listed in the "New Group" for GPO to be applied on them? or is ...
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Group Policy - IE proxy settings being bypassed

I am trying to figure out how to stop some of our users bypassing a proxy server that is being deployed with group policy. First, I use a pac file to configure the proxy settings for PC's. The ...
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Installing printers drivers in Windows 7 clients with Win server 2003 AD

Dears, I've an issue with installing drivers on windows 7 which keep asking for permission to add the printer driver on other hand i haven't faced this issue with XP clients. My AD is windows ...
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Group Policy: Mapped Drives failing to load, Windows Server 2012 Active Directory and Windows Pro 10

Network: Multi-site domain. Each site has 2 local (on-site, same subnet) Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain controllers. Sites are correctly defined in Windows Sites and Services. DNS records for ...
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GPO deploy local admins

Really need help with this. I need to allow someone else to be administrator for client computers and servers but not for domain controller. I was able to do that but whatever I do that user is ...
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Run a Logon Script for User Group for Domain Server

I've been searching for an hour and have not had any success so if I overlooked this as a previously answered question please let me know. I am trying to have a logon script that maps drives on all ...
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Windows Firewall Blocks GPMC

Found out that my Server 2008 R2 machine is not running firewall as it should. When I enable the firewall and try to open GPMC it states that it is unable to access the GPMC or the Primary Domain ...
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Server 2008 R2 & Auditing

Having an issue with auditing a network for logins. I am looking for Event 4740 but the logs are not showing them. Neither on the local machines either. I have verified that Account Management ...
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Mapping Drives via Group Policy login script (2008 domain with Windows 7 & 8 clients)

I'm having trouble getting drives mapped for my domain. I few months ago we were using Group Policy Preferences to map drives, but for some reason it stopped working - so I created a few login scripts ...
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Block Metro App with GPO - Software Restriction Policy

So I know how to block an app via Software Restriction Policies >> Path and it works for files inside Program Files and System32. What I want is to block the Metro Calculator via GPO >> Software ...
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Mapped drive not reconnecting with other credentials on login (Server 2003)

We have an old 2003 server (I know, we should have decommissioned this a long time ago), and we have a user who has an issue with a mapped drive. The server and the user account are on our old ...
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Windows Management Framework 4.0 via GPO

I'm planning to set up a PowerShell-Masterserver. In order to do that I want to make sure that every Computer and Server running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 has PowerShell 4.0 installed. To ...
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Windows 10 - Set Start Layout via GPO

I could really use some help with this. Following the official instructions on technet.microsoft.com, I am trying to deploy a start menu to my windows 10 machines. Unfortunately, this doesn't work ...
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How to copy a file to common desktop (how to address common desktop) with Group Policy?

Using Group Policy Object > User > Preferences > Windows Settings > Files I can copy a file to user desktop using a target file name like this: %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\targetfile.txt. Now I'm trying to ...
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Disable IE Compatibility Mode for selected websites

I know there's some well-supported methods for turning Compatibility Mode on for specific domains and addresses, but what about the reverse? In my case, I'd like to leave the settings open to the ...
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Different Bandwith in slow link detection between Computer and User GPO

Given a multiple site Active Directory we occurence problems with slow link detection GPO's. We want to use slow link detection on laptops which connect are via coorperate WAN (MPLS 4-Mbit/s) to main ...
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How to add IE Compatibility View item via Group Policy?

I am looking to add a single item to IE Compatibility View across devices on the network. I know it's possible to deploy Compatibility View via Group Policy, but it looks like it would override the ...
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GPO map network shares 0x8007007b

I'm running a lab to test GPO. I'm trying to map a network share item using GPO on a DFS share. This is the guide I'm following. As a test, I change it to a map network drive GPO User ...
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How to set up Server 2012 + Active Directory for home network with Windows 10 clients? [closed]

I have a Win 2012 server (domain controller) and Win 10 Pro client machines at home for parents and kids. I would like to set up a home network that uses active directory and perhaps group policy. ...
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How to restore local GPO User Logon/Logoff script setting?

I'm deploying several Windows 7 machines, and apply a GPOPack (exported through MSCM's LocalGPO utility) to set the Local GPO (no AD in there). My issue is that logon & logoff scripts settings ...
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Blocking a website using GPO or Firewall in windows server 2012

Using windows server 2012, How to block any specific website on all browser using group policy?
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Applying Group policy - “The Specified server Cannot perform the requested operation”

Setting up a new domain for a SME, Win server 2012R2. I've set the server up, configured AD DNS etc, Applied a couple of group policies to test that AD is working, and none of the test machines (Win 7 ...
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Error denying permissions on GPO with Powershell

I was trying to find a way to set "Apply policy" to "Deny" for a certain group in several GPOs (about 50), so I was looking for a way to do it automatically, when I came across this post at an ...
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Problems with clients login

I'm using Windows Server 2012 as a Active Directory, DHCP and DNS server.. In the beginning it worked like a charm, but our network is growing fast. Since some weeks, we have problems to login on ...
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Group Policy Loopback for OU or Security Group of Computers

I have a rather complex setup in mind, and I am quite new to Active Directory. I want to configure group policy loopback processing so that: Certain users (in different OUs), on certain computers ...
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How do I grant users permission to create hard links (using GPO or registry entries)?

I'm working in an AD domain with one DC running Windows Server 2012 R2, and clients running mostly Windows 7 Professional. I need to be able to grant certain user groups the permission to create hard ...
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Missing sections and settings in Group Policy editor

I'm trying to edit an AD group policy that maps network drives. The policy works fine, I can view the settings under the Settings tab and see the existing drive mappings, the structure in Sysvol is ...
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event id's 1030 & 1058. Can dir \\mail\sysvol but not dir \\domain.org\sysvol?

I'm running Win2003 Server 32 bit that also runs Windows DNS Server and Exchange Server. I'm getting event id's of 1030 and 1058 every 5 minutes. I was forced by my co-location provider to change ...
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GPO to grant modify permission for certain group [duplicate]

I have created a restricted group for help desk for limited elevated access on DC local workstations however I'd like to grant all help desk group members access to all file server partitions with ...
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GPO unable to override a restricted group policy

We have a global GPO that grants Local Admin permission to "Domain Users" via Restricted Groups. I was asked to remove the Local Admin to few users by applying a security filter on their computers. ...
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Permission to enable\disable devices in device manager without admin rights?

Short question: Can you use group policy to allow users to disable\enable devices without giving them full administrative rights to a machine? More detailed: We have machines that crash on ...
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Missing Account audit events on DC's

I recently discovered that all of our Domain controllers (2008 R2, domain and forest fuctional level is 2008 R2) are no longer logging AD account logon events to the Security Log. The Default ...
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Group Policy: Screen Saver Timeout is not being honoured by some client machines

I am having a hard time trying to solve this issue. Recently I created a GPO on a Win2k8 R2 domain controller to set the screen to lock after 30 minutes. The settings are then applied to a security ...
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Internet Explorer 10 group policy

This question is related to Internet Explorer 9 & 10 Group Policy Preferences missing I have about 20 domain controllers and when I try edit a group policy object then go to user configuration > ...
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Setting screensaver via GPO [closed]

I am trying to set a single .scr presentation as a screen saver across a selection of machines here. the only issue being the machines are a nice mix of Win2000, XP and 7 - so all (afaik) have ...
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Set printers up on a per-room basis using Group Policy

Trying to build a new Group Policy structure on a secondary school site. Technical context: Windows environment 2008 R2 domain Windows 7 on all machines 3 print servers Logical context: Most ...