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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EventID 4098 : Group Policy Power Options gets Access Denied when applying a power scheme

I created a Group Policy Preference on my Server 2008 R2 DC to Update the Always On power scheme and make that the Active Scheme. I see the GPO apply in GPResult but the power settings do not ...
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Group Policy Screensaver's

Recently my company has decided that you must have the company wallpaper and screensaver. I have created two GPO's to do this applying to users within the domain, the first GPO applies the wallpaper ...
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Add site to Internet Explorer Security Zone in GP without deleting all other settings

What I have figured out is this: GP: User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Internet Explorer -> Internet Control Panel -> Site to Zone Assignment list. If I enable it, and add a site ...
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Roaming profiles Win2K8 and deployed printers

I am having an issue with deployed printers using group policy and the 2008 print server. The print server is actually 2 servers setup in a failover cluster (server 2k8 x64) running a print server as ...
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Group Policy Preferences: Content Advisor disabled

We decommissioned our last Windows 2008 R2 server, and with it goes the ability to edit Internet Explorer Maintenance policy settings. Moving forward is Group Policy Preferences... so, I open up ...
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Firewall & DNS issue

Server: Windows Server 2008 R2 When firewall is running on the DC no machines can resolve DNS which is running on the DC. It also prevents AD user logins. It also prevents Group Policy update. ...
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Software Restriction Policies restricting too much

I thought one of our previous administrators had already implemented Software Restriction Policies in GPO, but apparently not, so now I'm doing it. I've started with the very basics: ...
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GPO for Windows Firewall ( allow access to the primary IP address of the server)

The security team in my company scans all the servers in our environment. This is a monthly scan and they scan based on IP addresses. The issue is if a server has multiple IP addresses ( on the same ...
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Windows 2008 Group Policy Mapped Drives - Unmap

I seem to be missing something? I have a policy that seems to mapping drives, which I cannot find the policy, I've checked event viewer on local pc and cant see the policy. On AD "Group Policy ...
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How to give permissions to user (not admin) to access task manager WS 2012 R2?

I have a terminal server with ws 2012 R2. In it I have installed domain server and remote desktop services. I have administrator account, and other account without administrator rights called ...
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softwarerestrictions gpo and appdata locallow

In order to prevent accidental running of virus payloads I've added several paths to the SoftwareRestrictions Group Policy (Server 2008 R2) on our Windows Domain. The rules work fine for ...
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Group policy to Delete unauthorised software per logon

I have a group of on-site engineers (domain users but have local administrators rights) who are using laptops. They are required to install software occasionally when they travel, therefore I need a ...
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Enable ping across domain

I want to enable the "File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request)" firewall rules in Windows Firewall with Advanced Security for all servers in the domain. How do I do this with Group Policy?
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Give a right to domain user to manage his system's firewall

How can a we give a right to domain user to manage his system's firewall? We're having a Windows setup, and using Windows Server 2012 for managing domain group policies.
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Force a GPO to run synchronously on Windows Server 2008

We have authored a powershell script which carries out a number of installation and configuration steps in order to turn a bare Windows Server 2008 machine into a development workstation. The script ...
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Printing preferences item level tagerting not working

I am trying to get Item level Targeting to work in Printing Preferences. This is on the Computer side. I have the security group set in ILT. On the object management screen, the Security Filtering ...
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0x80070bc4 No printers were found from Group Policy

We have several printers being deployed via Group Policy. We are constantly getting: '0x80070bc4 No printers were found.' error message on all of our printers every time a user logs into the system. ...
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Windows Server 2008r2 User Mapped Drives disconnect when GPO Mapped Drives are in effectg

I am trying to find out if a user can map their own drives and have them stay in place when they are subject to GPO mapped drives. The GPO that is in place will Map a drive which is assigned Q and ...
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Is there a way to obtain list of policies applied to built in accounts (e.g LocalSystem, IIS_USRS, etc.)

Is there a way to obtain list of policies applied to built in accounts (e.g LocalSystem, IIS_USRS, etc.)? I am working on a tool, which should monitor policies applied to specific set of users, ...
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Install program to single RDS user

I'm looking to install an application to a single user in a RDS environment without installing it to the other users. The user is an Admin. I have very little experience with GPO but imagine it's ...
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replace/update user32.dll.mui in System32 through GPO doesn't work

I edited the user32.dll.mui in system32 to display our company name as a watermark. I have already tried it on my PC manually and its working, now i just need to implement it to over 100 PC clients ...
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Editing the default meeting time

Does anyone know how to edit the default meeting time via GP for Office 2010 ? I've looked everywhere for this setting and cannot find it on any GP Admin Templates, we are looking to make the default ...
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List of new and changed group policy settings between 2008 and R2

We recently upgraded our DCs to 2008 R2 from non-R2 2008 servers. Since doing that our KCD authentication has been broken. I assume this is some new or changed group policy object that has been ...
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GPO Office Installation - Script runs on PC, How could I get it to appear when a user logs in?

I currently have a GPO created that installs Office 2010 for users during startup of the PC. This script is set to run for specific PCs. Is there any way that I can get the script to appear and run ...
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Folder Redirection for user logging into workstation and server

We have 4 admins that administer multiple Windows 2012r2 servers. Our IT Manager has asked that we change the way we log on to servers now for auditing reasons after an ex admin went rogue. We have ...
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Terminal Session Targeting by IP Range broken

We have a group policy preference to connect terminal server users to the printers at their site with Terminal Session Targeting for an IP address range. It works well for users that use the IGEL thin ...
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Folder Redirection Server 2003 Redirect to the local userprofile location does not work on some files on some computers

Was using GP Folder Redirection for three years on AppData, Desktop, and My Documents folders. Worked with no problems. Redirect location was \Server1\Redirect. Needed to move files back to ...
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Can't Remote Desktop on LAN, Firewall Rules in Place, Yet Packets Dropped

I've banged my head for a few hours on this. I'm beginning to move several computers to a new subnet, all Windows 7, all domain joined. On the original subnet (192.168.145.X) everything works as ...
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Group POlicy and Default Printer by Computer

We have multiple sites with specific printers to be assigned to each location. All the printers reside on the same print server. We have group policies (Windows 2008) in place to deploy specific ...
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Restict user to acces only the one same folder on 100+ servers

I just developed a powershell script that is compressing all my old event logs into some zip files. I am launching this script remotely on 100+ servers with the "invoke-command" function. Basically, ...
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Is it possible to set Server Performance Settings globally?

Is it possible to set the Performance Settings for example Smooth edges of screen fonts globally or do I have to log in to every user and set it manually? I couldn't find any setting in the GPOs that ...
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Allow winzip file Software Restriction Policy

I have a path rule that denies extracting executable to temp folder in the software restriction policy. Now I need to allow certain applications that should run and extract their contents in the Temp ...
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Difference in File System Security group policy between Windows 7 and 8 clients

I have an unexplained difference of behaviour between a Windows 7 client and a Windows 8 client. I have the following files: C:\testdir\allow_domainusers.txt C:\testdir\allow_everyone.txt ...
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Domain policy expiration doesn't match net user command

In Active Directory, we have recently changed our password policy. We had our users set to where their passwords would not expire previously. Now, we have set max password age in our domain policy ...
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IE11 & 2012R2 History GPO

probably a really simple one but I've not been able to find it. I am running a 2012R2/Win 8.1 environment and want to stop IE from storing any browsing history on a machine level. I've already set ...
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Turn system icons off with GPO or Registry

I need to turn off "Input Indicator" on the taskbar with a GPO or a Registry setting (which will turn into a GPO). It took me quite a while to figure out how to do it in Control Panel, now I have to ...
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How to allow Chrome to run a plugin when viewing a local file while GPO restrictions are in place.

The setup Windows server 2003 domain at a functional 2000 level Multiple server 2003 servers running terminal services All users running desktops delivered via RDP Google Chrome browser installed on ...
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Task scheduler VS GPO do not allow storage of password

I have a scheduled task in one of my DC, running to check LastLogon date of AD accounts in each DCs everyday. The task was previously running in a Win 2003 DC without problem but now we are going to ...
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Windows SRV2012 : gpEvent_NO_NETWORK

For an unknow reason, a computer on my Active Directory domain display an error when I try to execute the gpudate ( and gpupdate /force ) command as Administrator. The domain controler and the ...
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In Group Policy how do I remove Shortcuts from My Network Places

I have found that in Group Policy I can add a shortcut to My Network Places under User Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Shortcuts and create a shortcut as File System ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Notification on login spash screen

we are have two load balanced svr 2012 R2 machines, front end netscaler, using citrix reciever to login. The issue i have is i cannot seem to disable the notifications when users are logging in that ...
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Removable Storage User Configuration Group Policy not working when Windows Server 2008 R2 is used as a client

I have enabled read write restriction for a group of users, if a user from this group is to log onto a win 8.1 system or Windows 7 system and tries accessing a USB drive it says access is denied, ...
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Unsolicited Remote Assistance on domain

I manage a domain using win 2k8 r2 and 100 PC on Windows7. I have configured the Unsolicited Remote Assistance proceeding with all the requirements posted here ...
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Remove mapping drives from RDP to user from exteral network

I would like to know if you guys have a solution to my problem. I have a terminal server 2012 that can be accessed remotely after a VPN connection and from the LAN. My question is how can I create a ...
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Name Resolution failure on the current domain controller

I'm using windows server 2008 R2. One day my server got issue with Group Policy. Here is the log in event log: The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not resolve the computer name. ...
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Local group policy taking precedence over Default domain controller policy

Modified Default domain controller policy to disable and rename the Guest account name using below settings Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> ...
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Win7 Desktops secpol and local security policy not showing auditing

I have a Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 Desktops where I have a Server 2008 GPO to Audit Events on the server and desktops, however at the desktops locally auditing is greyed out and displaying ‘no ...
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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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Windows 7 Group Policy Printer not Loading

I'm trying to create a group policy that applies printers to a specific user security group, but facing difficulties. When loading a GPO with 4 printers in it, all but two PCs load all 4 printers. ...
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Firewall is Enabled after Server is Moved to New OU

I am experiencing an issue with Windows Firewall via Group Policy on Windows SBS 2008. When moving any machine, physical or virtual, from our primary SBSComputers OU to our SBSServers OU (no ...