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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Everything says Applocker is supposed to work: Why doesn't it?

I've setup a basic group policy consisting of the default Applocker rules. Per Microsoft's technet article on the subject, any files not explicitly allowed to run by the policy are supposed to be ...
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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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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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Is it possible to configure domain joined computers via GP or otherwise to automatically register for the free Windows 10 upgrade

Is it possible to configure domain joined computers via GP or otherwise to automatically register for the free Windows 10 upgrade, but also prevent the upgrade from automatically installing? In other ...
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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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When does the “Move the contents of [FolderName] to the new location.” option in a Folder Redirection GPO take effect?

Does the "Move the contents of [FolderName] to the new location." option only apply to files found in the users profile, or does it also apply when changing the destination of the redirection to a new ...
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IE11 Enterprise Mode gpo not working

I've followed the following articles to configure the Enterprise Mode gpo for IE11: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn640699.aspx http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn640696.aspx I ...
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Windows 7 GPO Preventing admins from interactively logging in, but still allowing Run As / permission escalation

I'm implementing security restrictions for a client who would like to prevent admin accounts from logging into workstations. For example each person has a user account and an admin account and only ...
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How do I properly configure Internet Explorer Connection Settings via Group Policy?

I've configured the location of our automatic configuration script under "User Configuration > Preferences > Control Panel Settings > Internet Settings > Internet Explorer 8 > Connections > LAN ...
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Deleting Local Profiles when using Roaming Profiles at Log off

I'm currently building an environment that will host about 5,000 users over 20 AppServer. I have finalized my GPOs but I'm experiencing an issue with the user's local profile when roaming profiles is ...
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GPO to set firefox proxy

CONTEXT I have recently assigned to restructure a corporate network that contains about 100 client computers. There is an active directory domain (2003 functional level) for the whole network. The ...
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Windows Installer GPO - “Prohibit user installs” value is missing on Windows 7

The old Windows XP GPO template had three options for "Windows Installer\Prohibit user installs": Allow user installs Hide user installs Prohibit user installs The new Windows 7 template has only ...
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updating drive mapping GPO programmatically using powershell

I have a Group Policy in a domain that have lots of drive mapping settings. I would like to change the path for a lot of these servers in this gpo with powershell if possible. I know i could do this ...
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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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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 ...