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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Prevent IE10 from creating WebCache through Group Policy

IE10 implemented the WebCache which appears to be the new way of doing Temporary Internet Files. The location of this is C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\WebCache In my situation we have a ...
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How can I eliminate the “Several add-ons are ready for use” prompt in Internet Explorer?

The issue I describe here is the same as that in Group Policy Internet Explorer, Add-on list not working, but I provide more detail and troubleshooting steps, so I thought it was worth re-asking. I ...
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Disable Outlook Web Access Junk filtering in Exchange 2013

By default, Outlook Web Access (OWA) in Exchange 2013 seems to move suspected junk mail to the Junk Email folder. This is undesirable behavior in most of my environments because we have Barracuda Spam ...
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Remove all sites from allowed list for plugin in IE via GP

I would like to remove all sites from the list of approved sites for a plugin in Internet Explorer as described here but I would like to do so via Group Policy. Is this possible? I know I can disable ...
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Change an Applications and Services Logs log path using GPO

I am wanting to change the AppLocker Log path by a GPO. The specific log is found at Event Viewer \ Applications and Services Logs \ Microsoft \ Windows \ AppLocker \ EXE and DLL. I know you can ...
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Moving AppData to a new share: best practice for moving data

My company uses folder redirection to store the AppData folder on a network share. I will be moving the AppData to a new share and I was wondering about the automatic data transfering feature of the ...
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How to abort applying group policy when it is stuck for too long?

I had a problem with a Win2k8 Domain Controller and had to restart it. It restarted with no issues and reached the "PRESS CTRL + DEL TO LOGON" screen. And so I did a usual logon with an ...
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Enabling SSL for Remote Desktop

Ok so I'm trying to remove a number of my systems from our Nessus scan from having this medium vulnerability. Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Protocol Server Man-in-the-Middle Weakness I set the ...
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Deny access to removable storage media for Windows XP client machines via Group Policy

I am currently editing a GPO for user accounts of a particular OU and I want to disable removable drives access on a particular OU, problem is that all the client machines are Windows XP and the ...
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I’m unable to get GPO Security Filtering to work for users

I’m unable to get GPO Security Filtering to work for users (called TestUser) and custom security groups (called TestGroup.) It does work for Authenticated Users or if I add the Computer. I did a ...
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Group Policy to disable Thumbs.db caching Server 2012 and Windows 7 clients

We are trying to push out GPO to Windows 7 clients to disable Thumbs.db caching. The setting Turn off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files is found here: User Configuration > ...
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Enforce minimum wait time for network connection

We are currently using multiple HP ProCurve V1810-48G switches in our environment which we believe are causing issue with GPO based software installations. This problem surfaced after installing SSD ...
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CIS benchmark differences between 2008R2 to 2012R2

I'm looking at hardening our golden image inline with the CIS benchmarks for Windows Server 2008R2 and 2012R2. But, after looking at the two benchmark documents(registration required - sorry) from ...
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Restricted Groups not working with UAC

I have a Restricted Group in a group policy in an organizational unit called org_unit_a. This organizational unit has all the computers. The restricted group is My_domain\Workstation Admins Has ...
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How to Automatically Tust Auto Enrolled Code Signing Certificates

In my organization all developers are setup to be granted a Code signing certificate via Auto Enrollment. Additionally, PowerShell is configured by group policy to require all scripts to be signed. ...
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Users still get UAC prompt after allowing printer install and alter LAN connection by GPO?

I've implemented the following Group Policy settings to allow non-admins to install printer drivers and to enable / disable their wifi: User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Network ...
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SBS 2011 Group policy won't update/apply properly

i'm running SBS 2011 on a dell poweredge t110 II, and recently i've found that i am unable to apply/update group policies. I get the following error: The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows ...
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Access to RSOP via WMI

I need to retrieve data from RSOP using the following script written in VBS: Const FL_FORCE_CREATE_NAMESPACE = 5 strComputer = "." Set objWMIService = ...
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GPO Run these programs at user logon not taking effect

When on our W2k8-R2 DC I create a new GPO and configure "Computer Configuration/Policies/Windows Settings/Administrative Templates/System/Logon/run these programs at user logon" to ...
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Why gpupdate fails?

So I have a Windows Active Directory Domain with two domain controllers, DC1 and DC2, both running Windows Server 2008 R2. DC1 is the primary DC holding all FSMO roles. It was functioning all right as ...
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Differentiating between “Not Defined” and some other value in registry key for group policy objects

So here is what I am trying to do: I have set a certain group policy setting to 'Enabled' and it gets reflected in corresponding registry key Now, I go and edit in the group policy editor and set it ...
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“Log on as a service” for a group doesn't work

I have a server that has a few services that run under different domain user accounts. If I create a group, add the user accounts to that group, and then add that group to the "Log on as a service" ...
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Change companyweb to intranet.companyname.com

We're having issues with a sister company that has an SBS 2011 Standard server on site on a separate domain to ours - they have problems editing documents via SharePoint, whereas my manager can get in ...
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Having issues removing a specific Registry key using GPO Preferences

Hello I attempting to remove the following registry key using GPO Preferences: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{031E4825-7B94-4dc3-B131-E946B44C8DD5} The key just ...
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Least obtrusive method of resetting default gpo objects

In my early days of fiddling with our AD domain I modified the default gpo objects. Now I want to reset them back to default and ensure they are not used this time around. I found the dcgpofix ...
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Access to network share folder works in VDI, but not on desktops

I have two separate environments running in our lab computing spaces. We are phasing over to VDI. There are some weird differences going on in each environment, and I believe that the problem is ...
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My Documents folder not being redirected via Folder Redirection Group Policy

I have Folder Redirection applied for My Documents to users that log on to Windows 8 machines. The GPO is set and applied using a Windows Server 2003 machine. The My Music, My Pictures and My Videos ...
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Apply two proxy servers to different windows PCs on the same network

We use microsoft CRM 2011 as our CRM software, Microsoft CRM does not support a proxy.pac file you need to use a static proxy server address for it to work with outlook. So I need to deploy two ...
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Windows 8 Lock Screen Background Disappears

I have a group policy that sets the lock screen background on Windows 8 and prevents users from changing it. It worked well for a while but recently it stopped functioning, and now the "Seattle" ...
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How can I use a group policy or similar to force specific folders on a share to have a different colour or icon?

Please note I don't want to do this from the client side, it must be achieved only from the server side using a GP or something similar. I would like the specified folders to either be a different ...
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Mapping printers with SBS 2003 R1

We have an SBS 2003 R1 domain controller, and a mixture of Windows 7 and XP (domain-joined) workstations. There are 20 users, 20 PCs, and 5 printers. Printer drivers for all 5 printers are already ...
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Wrong path in group policy

I'm the it-admin in a small section of my university. For several days, some of our employees experienced connection issues with our server (win server 2008 and win7 clients). Applications are slow ...
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Domain logon-dialog when opening “Computer management”

When I'm logged in to the domain on the client computer I need to logon to the domain again when I right-click "Computer" and chooses "Manage". No GPO has been set yet, and the user seems to be admin ...
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Scheduled Task to shutdown computer after 2 hours of inactivity?

We have around 900 machines in two locations. 95% of these machines are shared, and we find users don't log off or shutdown as often as they should to get updates. I thought I would create a ...
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Java 1.7.21 install via GPO fails on Win 8

Attempting to distribute Java runtime 7 update 21 via GPO to Windows 8. Problem is the GPO fails with: The install of application Java 7 Update 21 (64-bit) from policy Workstation 64-bit ...
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Permitting Remote Deskop Users group to login in

I've been running into an issue where members of our IT department are unable to login to the servers we have recently set up. I have added the IT group to the Remote Desktop Users group and they are ...
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Changing HKCR registry key with group policy

I'm trying to change permissions of some keys in HKCR (HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT) to get a misbehaving program working. I originally tried to script it, but realized that group policy can handle the change ...
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Windows clients XP and 2000 “Log spooler information events” through GPO

I have some clients (XP and 2000) on which I would like to enable printing of documents on local printers. Therefor I need to enable "Log spooler information events" on the Advanced Tab of the Print ...
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Windows Server 2008 GPO for Logon Scripts

I want to change my GPO to have the User logon script point to a different path other than the default NETLOGON share. I would like to put the script on one of my file server shares with the users ...
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Global Security Group AD Issue

This is on Windows Server 2003. I created a testgroup and add the testuserA on it. When I created a folder that has permission for testgroup, i try to log in to the testuserA's computer, and ...
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Manually updating software, installed via GPO, results in two versions installed

Notebook received a software package version 1 via GPO from a network share. Then v2 of the same application was installed manually on that computer. Installer removed old v1. Several days later, ...
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Deploy MSI via gpo for computers, but install after users log in

Is there a way to deploy msi via gpo for computers, but the installation should occur after users log in? The installation should be delayed. The reason is that when installing msi after computer ...
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Group Policy Email Signature Script

I have a VBS script that builds an Outlook Email signature and saves it to the user's machine. I want this to be called each time the user logs in, using group policy, but so far I've had no luck. ...
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Registry change on a key a server does not have

I have written a script that queries the registry on multiple servers looking for specific keys (dealing with iSCSI). After the query, I need to make changes to some of the keys in: ...
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vmware + active directory 2003 + windows xp sp2 + Fujitsu Zero Client + GPO propagation issues

i am trying to set up a domain controller with windows server 2008 (2003 functional level), and windows xp sp2 clients (both virtualized on a Fujitsu vmware server). My windows xp sp2 clients have ...
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roaming profile and offline folder setting on schools laptops and WIFI

I have a Win 2008 R2 server with Win7 SP1 laptops and a WIFI. Teachers in and out therefore often work from home but somehow the offline settings is not right on our system. Could someone guide me ...
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Active directory group policy for routing table

I installed openvpn client for restricted active directory test user. VPN connection is OK, but routes can't be added. Therefore, I have added a test user to "network configuration operators" group ...
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Can LAN Manager Authentication Level in Group Policy be set differently for a wireless connection?

I seem to be seeing the following behavior and wondering how it is possible: A client machine (external) generally has no trouble connecting to hosts in our RDS-based environment. When the same ...
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All Programs button via Group Policy

This article describes a method to get an "All Programs" button on the Windows 8.1 taskbar, but I would like to know how to do something like this via Group Policy so I can push it out to all of our ...
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How to deploy retail versus corporate licensed applications?

From what I understand, versions of applications that are corporate or have corporate or volume licensing can be deployed easily. But I have some retail licensed applications that need to be deployed ...