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 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 ...
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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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Configuring Outlook Social Connector for SharePoint via Group Policy

Its possible to configure whether the Social functionality of Outlook is enabled or disabled via Group Policy, however, it would be nice to actually setup the SharePoint social connector for Outlook ...
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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 ...
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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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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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WMI query to find lack of drive letter for Group Policy

I'm building a group policy to apply to a subset of users within my organization. This subset of users have no Home Directory set on their Active Directory object, whereas other users have an I:\ ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Keyboard layout not being pushed through GPO

I'm trying to push keyboard layouts to all users using a GPO that creates a registry key. The key is created under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Keyboard Layout\Preload. In my case the value data of the key is ...
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Windows explorer not loading drives or thumbnails on whole domain

Every computer on the domain seems to have an issue where explorer sometimes opens up to only show favorites and libraries for available locations, and they both have a magnifying-glass over top of ...
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Default Program via GPO Windows 7

I tried to configure the default program to open .docx/.doc files via gpo as mentioned here: http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2011/09/how-to-use-group-policy-to-change-open-with-file-associations/ I've ...
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Allow Administrators to Override Device Installation Restrictions

I am trying to set up our Active Directory domain to lock down unauthorised hardware installation. I am testing the Device Installation Restrictions in Group Policy, using the settings under Computer ...
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OpenVPN with IPSec

OpenVPN with IPSec We are using OpenVPN to connect multiple devices. The customer requires using IPSec, but OpenVPN is SSL VPN. Their website says this OpenVPN's security model is based on using ...
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Group policy not pushed to client for offline files setting

I have setup group policy for "Offline Files" but I noticed that the configuration is not pushed to clients. With another setup I had no problem. The configuration path is \\Computer ...
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Can I use policy to filter get requests or strings in URLs not found in the domain?

I know there's content advisor, but I don't get to access it, so I'd like to know what it can do before I ask questions to people who can access it. My goal is to filter out search queries using ...
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Group Policy Scheduled Task not asking for password

I'm trying to deploy a scheduled Task to our Servers via GPO, but something doesn't seem quite right. I want the Task to be run with a Service account, wheter the user is logged on or not. I know that ...