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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Group Policy Folder Redirection deleted my Documents folder

OK so i have a server 2008 R2 server with AD. I created a group policy for folder redirection of the documents folder and applied it. I logged on with my work machine (windows 7 32 bit) and the folder ...
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task scheduler - run interactively as any user with admin credentials

I'm trying to deploy a scheduled task with a GPO. The task is set to run at login and executes a batch file, which then executes an EXE file. However, I also need it to be interactive and run with ...
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Windows 7 Screen Saver timeout problems using GPO

In our Windows 2003 domain, we are enforcing screensavers with timeouts through GPO. The settings currently in effect are: Screen Saver = Enabled Screen Saver executable name = %systemroot%\System32\...
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Active Directory Mapped Drive won't stay connected

WinSrv08R2. I have a drive mapped to Win7 clients via Group Policy that's on another computer (an OS X server, mapped via "\serverIP\folder"). EVERY time the user logs out and then back in, it pops up ...
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Group Policy Preferences File Association on older Clients

I have a GPP for file association aka "open with". It works as expected on Server2008/Win7 but does nothing on Server2003/WinXP that has both the GPP Client KB943729 and GPP hotfix KB982051 installed. ...
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Why is my access being denied when I am an adminstrator on my Windows Server 2003 Installation?

I have recently been made an Administrator on our server (running Win Server 2003) and have been given all the same permissions and made part of the same groups as our other admin but when I try to ...
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Group Policy for a Kiosk application

I have a Windows application (WPF), which I have run in a Kiosk scenario, limiting the user's access to other functionalities except the application itself. Reading this article http://msdn.microsoft....
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Specify attribute's minimum length

I'm implementing a new infrastructure which will include a kind of Microsoft's GPO using ldap, dns, dhcp and pam. I'm creating a new schema to store the information I need, and I have a groupPolicyId ...
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NTP problems in one AD OU?

We have one domain with OU's for each geographic site. We have five physical sites; one in Asia, two in Europe, and two in the U.S. (not sure if this might have any bearing on the situation). One ...
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FullArmor ADMX Editor: Does it work correctly/well for admx files?

I am currently creating some admx files. I found the FullArmor ADMX Migrator from Microsoft which also includes an ADMX editor. However, when using this editor I found the outputs quite strange. For ...
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Software Install Policy Not Applying to Terminal (Remote Desktop) Services Server

I have a Google Chrome software install group policy object that works perfectly except when logging into the the Terminal (Remote Desktop) Services Server. It's configured under "User Configuration" ...
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Supress 'server properties' options in printers dialog

is there a way to supress the 'server properties' options (and the other one's) via GPO on Windows Server 2008? I don't want the user to see the print server settings etc. Niklas
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Win2008R2: Selecting files inside a browser and his file dialog

This happens only in the "file choose" dialog, not for example in windows explorer: Open IE Goto gmail.com login and Compose new email Click on "Attach file" Dialog pops up Try to select multiple ...
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Windows GPO “Allow Remote Shell Access”, where to set 'False' once you enable it?

OS : Windows 7 64 bit Under Local Group Policy Editor > Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Remote Shell > there is a policy ...
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Cross-forest GPO between 2003 and 2008 Denied Beacuse it's “Inaccessible”

I have a two-way, non-transitive trust between two forests and domains, "W2003" and "W2008". In W2008 I have a GPO with user settings linked to a machine OU containing machine "Server". The GPO ...
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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 change....
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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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How does Group Policy's Site to zone assignment handle multiple matches?

I am using Group Policy to set sites to zones, I have these policies (generalized for clarity): *.mysite.com --> intranet zone (1) http://*.mysite.com --> trusted site zone (2) cl.mysite....
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Why are Mapped Drives using GPO saying they can't find the network path or do not have access?

Shared drive is being set as the following \\SERVER\SHARE using drive N All drives have no change Show hidden drives no change Titled: "Share" Reconnect: unchecked Set as Update/Create/Replace (all ...
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Wrong GPO Applied to RDS Session

I am running Win 2012 R2 RDS session-based services with 16 rds users connecting via thin-client RDP session. I have several GPOs set up to set desktop, manage RemoteFX, background, etc. 13/16 rds ...
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Excel '07 Macros and GPO issue. Cannot add Trusted Publisher

We have a GPO (that I created and manage) that blocks unsigned MS Office Macros and warns for signed ones. The GPO only applies user-side, not computer-side. I created a test user, then put "him" in a ...
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Windows SBS11 Drive Map Policy not applied to Windows 10

I have recently upgraded a couple of machines to Windows 10 as a test with company applications etc. The only problem I have run in to is the fact that the drive map policy isn't being applied to ...
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'Secondary Logon' and User Group Policy

I'm working with a system (2008R2 + Windows 7) that requires some machines to run with 'group accounts' (single user ID for multiple people) due to a requirement have certain software displays up 24/7....
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GPO settings not applying for “check for server certificate revocation”

I am working in a disconnected environment with intranet sites. When I open an SSL site it takes a good 2 minutes to open. I did a wireshark to see what was happening and it is going out to a ...
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RSOP and GPResult: Permission denied for local admin, but gpupdate works

I am on Win7 in Domain Network. I logged in using domain user which is in local administrators group, and I want to see list of group policies applied to my account / machine from DC. Running RSOP mmc ...
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Group Policy - User setting not applying unless computer is added to scope

I have had a User Config policy in place that blocks some IE Settings, scoped to all authenticated users, in addition there is a second policy that doesn't block said IE Settings, scoped to certain ...
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GPO software installation from SAMBA server denied

I have a similar issue at 2 sites: W10p desktops provisioned from scratch, pulling installation (MSI) binaries from local SAMBA server. I've created a dedicated share (\nas\provisioning) & tried ...
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Failure Forcing Google as default Search Engine in IE 11 on Windows 10 through GPO

Based on the advice of these 2 guides: https://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/122127-set-google-as-default-search-provider-in-ie-with-gpo I tried writing a GPO that would set Internet Explorer's ...
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GPO - scripts not started using FQDN but UNC works

Assumptions: AD domain is called SAMDOM, FQDN for the domain is SAMDOM.EXAMPLE.COM. There is only one domain controller and it's called DC1. So, the FQDN for DC1 is DC1.SAMDOM.EXAMPLE.COM If I ...
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Using Dcgpofix for Error 1058 with bad backup

I am somewhat a novice on Server 2008 R2 and bungled my Group Policy. I get error 1058 every 5 minutes and have an empty GUID folder with no valid backup. ( My backup is also bungled.) I inherited a ...
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Squid SSL Bump and EV certificates

I have a Squid proxy, with SSL-bump enabled, and ssl_crtd running. I have then pushed a group policy so the CA root certificate has a "Certificate Policy" with a specific OID x, and then added this ...
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Map a NFS share as a drive in the SBS Group Policy Editor

For the moment I am not capable to access a NFS shares under SBS 2011. I tried to set the NFS share name in the Group Policy Editor hoping it will be resolved in the Terminal Server session where the ...
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Create windows task using group policy with limited privilages that anyone can run

Using group policy I created a windows task that any user can run manually but that runs under a specific domain user (e.g. DOMAIN\task_user) that has been assigned very limited access privileges. ...
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Creating & mapping user home folders on a network share using GPO

I have deployed a fileserver which has had its harddrive partioned to include a shared partition along with a shared folder within it. The fileserver has joined my domain, hosted on a Windows Server ...
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How do I set domain machines to ignore domain in login credentials?

Basically, some machines will allow remote access with an incorrect domain but correct username and password, but others won't. How do I set a server TO do that? My issue is that I have a host ...
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AD GPO “User Configuration” shows up using “gpresult” but not working. Instead “Computer Conf..” is working smoothly. Why?

Problem: I want to restrict removable storage writing access of all users except admins, and restrict removable storage execute access of all computers even admins computer (forbidding unintentional ...
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Group policy printers not deploying - insufficient system resources

We have our Staff printers policy applied to our Staff users OU. This policy has ~60 printers deployed as Shared printers via Preferences. All bar 2 of these printers are item level-targeted to OUs ...
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How can I get a user to interact with an executable configured to run from a scheduled task?

I am trying to get the OpenVPN GUI to open for configured users automatically at (or recently after login). My original plan was to use a Computer Configuration scheduled task to run as the logged on ...
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server 2012 configuration to require password on wakeup

I have a new windows server 2012R2. I have a special situation when I want my server to sleep after an idle period (successful) and require password on wake up (not working). I have tried the ...
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SCCM 2012 requires local group policy processing be turned on, but local group policies inconsistent

My organization is in the process of migrating to SCCM 2012, from 2007. Clients aren't installing updates, and wuahandler.log indicates this is a group policy problem. The error message is along the ...
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Is there an Windows Event Viewer Event for “No available connections” or No Ethernet Connection?

I am trying to create a GPO that disables a laptop's wireless card whenever a Ethernet LAN is detected, and Enable the wireless whenever an Ethernet LAN is not detected. Right now I have a GPO that ...
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google chrome group policy locale

We currently have Google chrome deployed in the enterprise. We have an internal website that retrieves data from a database and people using chrome noticed the date and time format was in the US ...
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GPO drive mapping fails and other (logon) problems

We recently increased our user amount on our RDS 2012 R2. We are starting to experience some issues. We have 4 Windows 2012 R2 RDS Servers and 1 Domain Controller/File server also running Windows ...
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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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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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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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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 ...