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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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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Missing GPO “Allow job name in event logs” in Windows Server 2012 R2

I am using Windows Server 2012 R2 (6.3.9600 Build 9600) for two different servers. However, one server has the GPO option "Allow job name in event logs" while the other one does not. I have examined ...
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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 ...
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Map Network Drive GPO not working on login

I have created a group policy which should map the network folder \\SHARED\data to drive letter H:. The policy is applied if I run gpupdate /force, but when I restart the computer and login, the ...
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Scanned Files from printer in Home folder Takes a while to apper - GPO issue?

I don't even know where to start with this. I recently setup home folders for those users that needed it. Then I used a GPO to created a subfolder in the home folder where our networked ...
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excluding specific user from USB Access GPO only on specific computer

I have a small domain, and I want to restrict access to USB for all users except for a specific user when using a specific computer. In GPO there is setting in both "User Settings" and "Computer ...
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Internet settings not being updated GPO

Whenever we update group policy using gpupdate, we see this message. Windows failed to apply the Group Policy Internet Settings settings. Group Polic y Internet Settings settings might have its ...
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Credential Provider showing incorrect tiles

This may or may not be better on SuperUser, it's regarding issues with a few workstations failing to cleave to the Enterprise standard. All references here are to Win7 Professional installations. ...
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RDS - Change single click option is item via GPO or Registry

I have a problem on my servers RDS, my users can not change their themes windows, folder options and many more due to some GPO. However, in recent days there is a problem concerning the opening of ...
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Delete User Profiles Older than a Specified Number of Days on System Restart, does not delete parent folder of profile

I have seen multiple question and answers in forum regarding this GPO to Delete User Profiles Older than a Specified Number of Days on System Restart not working or some hotfixes, in my environment it ...
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Not Updating Group Policy Changes

I have been working on updating my companies group policies and I have run into a problem with the user policy not applying correctly. Previously the old policy had a folder redirect for the desktop ...
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Devices and printers wrong icon and missing printer details from group policy

Situation In our environment we have a windows 2008 server with a group policy to deploy printers to Windows 7 and Windows 10 client computers. Problem Everything is working fine except that on the ...
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Group policy file / folder deployment

I have a question in relation to file / folder deployment in group policy. I would like my deployment method of files / folders to fall into good practice standards. So essentially I have a public ...
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Execute script/gpo via Microsoft VPN

I've put together a small script to install a piece of software that will help us in migrating to Office 365. It's successfully deployed to majority of the hard wired/wireless domain connected ...
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Disable WiFi management on Windows 8 using Active Directory

We have a domain composed by a Windows Server 2012R2 that controls 40 laptop with Windows 8 connected via WiFi. Our goal is to prevent users to disconnect the wifi or, even worst, connect to other ...
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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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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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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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IIS Intranet Users Login

I have a web application deployed in IIS 7. I want to configure it so that others from all intranet Domains can login to the web application. Here are the things I've done: Enabled IIS Windows ...
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The Unique ID still shows up as Winning GPO in Group Policy Results even after it is deleted

I have deleted a group policy object in Group Policy Management Window. I thought this would also delete all the links to policies, but the links are still there in Group Policy Results and it is ...
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Documents Redirect not working on machine after moving user into different ou

I've recently been making some changes to an AD OU structure, in attempt to make the structure look cleaner for other admins & allow us to get more granular with Group Policies. By changes I mean ...
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Different group results for GPResult -vs- “net users MyName /domain”?

I have a user that is set up as a member of "My Test Group". When I am logged in as that user and do a "GPResult /R" that user does not appear to be a member of "My Test Group" but when I do "Net ...
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Distribute a certificate within an organisation

I want to distribute a certificate (.cer file) to users within an OU. It is used to encrypt .pdf files so that only company machines with said certificate installed can view the file. I created the ...
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Finding out where a Group Policy Object is located (OU Path)

I am currently looking in Group Policy under the 'Group Policy Objects' area. I have found the entry I am interested in however would like to find out which OU that GPO is sitting under. For example: ...
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Security Log Event ID 5136 - Attribute Value field is limited when attribute is gPLink

I encountered some problem while trying to analyze GPO link modifications using Microsoft security log. In event 5136, AttributeValue field is cut, seems to be limited to 1000 characters. It seems ...
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Enforcing domain based policies on a mixed Mac OSX/Windows network

We have a primarily Mac based network of around 120 computers, split about 90% Mac and 10% PC. Right now, all management is largely ad hoc with no central provisioning. We're well passed the point ...
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Windows Firewall on GPO

I am trying to trouble shoot a Windows Firewall on my Domain. Following services are allowed through the firewall DNS Active Directory File and Printer Sharing Network Discovery Remote Desktop ...
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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 ...