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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Allow logon locally option grayed out

We have a Domain Controller running on windows2012R2. All local computers are on Windows10. When i try to login to one of the client computer with Domain User Credentials i get an error What ...
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Why is my logon script not mapping any drives?

I've written a logon script in PowerShell. The Script is embedded in GPO and runs when a user is logging into the domain. My Problem is, that the drives I deploy in the Script don't get deployed. I'm ...
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Group Policies Not Applied At Startup with SSD PC

I have a problem with some new computers containing solid state drives which will not apply group policies at startup. All other PC's apply the GPO's no problem. Manually running gpupdate /force ...
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make redirected folders always offline available

I configured server side profiles using GPO (User Configuration\Policies\Windows-Settings\Folder Redirection) and that works fine. My Setup: Redirected Folders reside in \\servername\Users$\. Server ...
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SRP whitelist allow java update

When I run latest java offline installer from allowed location, for example C:\UNRESTRICTED_INSTALLATION_DIR\ it is exctracted to user's AppData temp folder and then just stops. No app blocked by ...
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Windows 10 Group Policy Preferences Drive Maps failing over Wireless

I'm struggling getting Group Policy Preferences Drive Mapping to work over wireless (WPA2-Enterprise using Certificates) from our Windows 10 Surface Pro 4s. The Active Directory user account's Home ...
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How to remove updates not in WSUS

Good morning everyone. I have a weird issue here. I am new to the IT Admin role but every computer we have purchased new since I started is getting the windows 10 notification pop up. I run windows ...
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GPO Settings on HKLM\Software\Classes Registry Keys [closed]

We are beginning to deploy a couple of Windows 10 systems into our environment for application compatibility testing. Currently, we are Windows 7 x64 across the board. We've begun noticing recently on ...
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How to deploy server settings outlook 2016 office 365

How would i deploy the mail server settings for outlook 2016 connecting to office 365? can this be completed via gpo?
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New computers wont apply Computer Settings of Group Policy

Good morning everyone. I have not been a sysadmin for long but since starting I have replaced close to 10 computers. Everything usually works fine but i am noticing that they are not applying the ...
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How to create and GPO to set desktop background in Windows Server 2008R2?

I am using VMware Workstation 8. So far I have three VMs. Two VMs are Domain Controllers(DC) and one is a client machine. On one DC I created a Group Policy to set user background. I used the ...
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Server 2012 R2 RDS Mandatory Profile Start Menu Layout

I'm setting up mandatory profiles in remote desktop server 2012 R2 as we basically have them very locked down with users only able to access shared data and standard applications. However I've setup ...
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Windows domain - remove Win 10 Offer via GP

I'm struggling to remove the "Upgrade to Windows 10" Notification Area Icon on a bunch of Win 7 Pro machines on a 2008 R2 domain. No WSUS server. I've tried enabling "Turn off the upgrade to the ...
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Can Windows Update be configured to also update other Microsoft products via Group Policy?

Can Windows Update be configured to also update other Microsoft products via Group Policy? In other words, how can I check the "Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows." ...
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user policy update times out

I have 1 client on my network that wont update user policy. It hangs forever on boot when it has access to the DCs. Disconnecting it from the network so I can login to it I can update computer policy ...
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Caspol deploy Group Policy

I have an application running on the network that uses a .net component that requires a CASPOL policy to be applied. The client machines are locked down and local users are not administrators. What is ...
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Item level targeting error

I am attempting to set up group policies which are applied to OUs containing computers. I am then trying to item level target these policies to OUs containing users. Whilst attempting to do this, ...
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Apply desktop wallpaper policy on an OU

We need to apply specific background image to all workstations of a specific OU of a department in our organization. I am trying this by using the GPO desktop wallpaper Through the GPMC (server 2008 ...
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Group policy not updating printer defaults

I'm pulling my hair out on this and Xerox have been 0 help (admittedly it likely isn't their problem in the first place) and any assistance is appreciated. We've got a 2008 R2 print server with 4 ...
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Granular Windows firewall rule control

Is there a way using group policy (or some other built in mechanism) to apply firewall rules in such a way that a subset of the rules are locked and cannot be changed or overridden, but another subset ...
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Password Logon Requirements

I want to allow users to log onto Windows using stored credentials, not requiring them to type their login information. I've read that the way to do this on a specific computer is to run "netplwiz" ...
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2 different gpo to set different setings to same registry key

Which of the GPO will take precedence? I have two policies now applied in my domain. One has a higher link than the other but the precedence ain't working as expected. Only the registry keys of one ...
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Issue with GPOs for home folder creation and drive maps

I am following a guide I've seen recommended on here for setting up home folders and drive maps for users and I am running into an issue despite the fact that I set it up exactly as illustrated here: ...
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Credential Manager has been disabled by Administrator and cannot re-enable

I'm having trouble getting a Windows 7 work computer to keep credentials for a mapped drive. Whenever I load Credential Manager, I get "Windows Credentials have been disabled by your Administrator." ...
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Tracking down rogue GPO that is applying printers to all users?

I use GPOs to push printers out to 10 different site, each site has its own policy. But for some reason all sites are getting the printers from site 1 when they login to terminal servers. They don't ...
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Group Policy for Windows 8 & 10 Operating System

I have Domain Controller installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 Std. Is all Window 7 Group Policy applicable to Windows 8 and 10 OS also. Or I need to create any Separate policy for Window 8 and 10 ...
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Windows Log size Policy

I have implement the policy for Windows log size as follows ( Please see the print-screen ) But, when i click on Event Viewer -- Application -- Properties, i see below size ( please see below print-...
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Clients looking for GPO login script on my personal computer instead of doing it on the DC?

This is kinda weird. I have the Group Policy Management console installed on my Windows 7 workstation and I configure policies from there. Sometimes I do it directly on a domain controller, but most ...
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GP Print Driver Hierarchy

I am trying to deploy printers over Domain with Group Policy. The following setting is required to be "Enabled" Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security ...
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Create domain policy to assign user rights

I’m a Unix administrator who also has to work with various MS Windows servers. For various tasks, I’m a lot more productive using the Unix tools that I’m familiar with and for a long time, I’ve been ...
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How do I deploy Outlook view customizations to users?

I've customized a view to use with the calendar, and then saved it while selecting either "this folder, visible to everyone" or "all calendar folders". Now I checked with another user and neither of ...
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Is there a refresh intervall for the local group policy?

As the title says, is there a (background) refresh intervall for the local group policy? How often does it get applied? Once at Startup/Login? Coudn't find anything on Technet...
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Add IE11 Search Providers by GP but do not restrict users in adding more

Is it possible to add search providers to IE11 without removing the users ability to add more? I've tried adding the necessary registry keys to both HKLM and HKCU Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/...
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Access to Sites/App Pools in IIS 7

I'm trying to grant non-admins access to manage or at least view sites and app pools in IIS 7 (Windows Server 2008 R2). Currently when they open IIS on a server (we have thousands of IIS servers), ...
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Group Policy applying only once?

For my own sanity can someone please advise why my GPO's to install application only works once? (both Machine level and User) When I say once, I let the script install to test on a virtual machine. ...
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Minimal set of rights to run a process on a Microsoft Windows Server

I want to run a process (not a service) under a different user on a Microsoft Windows Server and I need the minimal set of rights which are needed to do so. The minimal set of rights is required, ...
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Changed policy: locked out local and domain administrator account on Windows Server 2012

I'm kind of a rookie when it comes to servers and server hardening. I was following the CIS benchmark for Windows Server 2012 and changed the allow log on locally policy to include administrator, ...
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Windows 8.1 - Group Policy Settings set, but not executet when offline

Enviremental information: Windows Domain with 3 2012 R2 Domain Controlers. I am trying to build a Windows 8.1 in kiosk mode, only a browser with access to specific websites. With the help of GPO - ...
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openldap ppolicy users login Access denied

I'm having trouble logging in User created after following steps from Youtube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZvnNVwWk-M&list=PLrUFyg1unBb8n0SJxJqQYMo9kRcY2Mly0&index=7 This video ...
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GPO with computer configurations are not applied

server running server 2012 R2 - clients running server 2012 R2 and windows 8.1 pro one strange issue am facing ! i have several GPOs linked to the domain root some have user configurations only ...
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Bitlocker says PIN is incorrect

I have new batch laptops to image, almost all of them are done but 2 of them (same models) have an issue I can't resolve. I enable bitlocker and make sure that its also recoverable by PIN. This works ...
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Bypassing group policy

I'm trying to prevent users from pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL while their accounts are logging in to our domain (ie. while the system is creating the user profile, applying group policies, etc.). Due to ...
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How can I programmatically unbind IPv6 from a network interface on a Windows 7 machine?

I need to unbind the IPv6 services from a number of client workstations running Windows 7. ("Untick" the selected box in the screenclip below.) For what it matters, they currently all have a single,...
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How can I allow Domain Users to update printer drivers without any prompts?

Each time Xerox release a new printer driver and we update our network printers on our servers we have to go around each domain computer and enter the Administrator details in to the update printer ...
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“Disable machine account password changes” Group Policy setting - when should it be enabled?

I am setting up a test environment on Amazon Web Services comprising 2 web servers, 1 database server and 1 domain controller. All of them are Windows Server 2012 and joined to the domain. ...
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Group Policy Application on Boot with MSTP & really really fast computers

The latest generation HP computers with solid state drives and Win 10 are booting so fast that Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol is not allowing network access in time for Group Policy to process on ...
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Deploy multiple printers with group policy preferences with one policy

I am having trouble with deploying printers with GPP. I have 40 Printers that need to be deployed to different users. Only certain users need certain printers. I've got a GPO setup with user printer ...
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Is there a GPO or registry tweak to show taskbar buttons on taskbar where windows is open?

Is there a registry tweak or a group policy object that would allow me to set a setting which displays application icons only on taskbars where the window is open? Without GPO or registry tweak this ...
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Group Policy - Only Apply to One Computer, and non-admins

Where am I going wrong with the below? We have a server running Server 2008 R2 which users connect to via remote desktop to run a CRM application. This server has SQL Server 2012 installed, along ...
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Client applied to group policy object but cant find in WSUS

My client is subscribed to my group policy, But I cant find the computer in my WSUS when I look under All Computers. When I typed the command gpresult /r on my client it shows: computer settings ----...