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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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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weird Group Policy behaviour

Server: Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Enterprise; Installed and tested roles: AD(PDC), DNS, DHCP Joined client: Windows XP sp2 professional; Installed updates:Group Policy Preference Client Side ...
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PEAP Trusted Root CA setting not being Applied as directed by Group Policy

I have created a GPO and linked it to a test OU. This GPO has Windows 7 Wireless Policy that directs the machines to auth on the network with PEAP in computer auth mode. This auth is being done with ...
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Is there a way to disable file browse dialogs in IE/Windows Explorer?

We have an application that runs as a custom shell/kiosk in windows. One part of this application provides access to a web portal (via a .NET BrowserControl). The problem is this web portal allows ...
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IE9 GPO Setting “Configure Tracking Protection Lists”

I've just installed IE9 on my workstations and Server in our network. According to technet article http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg699401.aspx There is a GPO setting for IE9 called ...
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Unable to add a 64-bit MSI package to a Group Policy Object on Windows Server 2003 (32 bit)

I am trying to remotely install a 32 -bit MSI and a 64-bit MSI, using Group Policies in Windows Server 2003 (32 bit). I've created a distribution point and a Group Policy Object. When I try to ...
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When is a user considered “Everyone” in the “Access this computer from the network” policy

I am a bit puzzled by the existance of the "Everyone" group in this policy. Per http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/dd637754.aspx: The Everyone identity All interactive, network, dial-up, ...
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GPOs do not apply when logging into Windows 7 via RDP

I am developing a set of GPOs which that I've applied to an OU containing some Windows 7 x64 computers. loopback processing is enabled of course. This computers are located in a different room so i ...
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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 GPO Software Restrictions Policy not working with %TEMP% variable

I'm trying to put in some meagre additional malware prevention measures, by restricting the execution of *.exe in a handful of locations -- in particular, the temporary folders that various ...
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Adding static route through group policy

We are trying to add a static route across all of our end user machines, we have setup a GPO object under Computer configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Scripts (startup/shutdown) > Startup. ...
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How to filter RSOP to show only modified policies?

Is it possible to view only those elements of GPO that are actually modified/specified? For example, when looking at RSOP for an OU, I have loads of options which are mostly not specified - can I ...
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Windows 7 UAC - Local Administrator and Secpol.msc

I am trying to change my group policy settings temporarily to disable completely UAC. I have local admin rights on my machine, however the UAC options in Secpol.msc are disabled. Any ideas?
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Big problems with AD gpo

I have a problem with a gpo on AD. Well, I have a domain root where I have only one domain policy. In the policy there is a permission on "log on as service" and two 2 groups added. Down the root I ...
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Pass unlock credentials to powershell script

I have a powershell script that is run as a scheduled task and is triggered to run "On workstation unlock". The script is programmed to reconnect an SSTP VPN connection if the connection becomes ...
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Entering the user's name in a URL for Chrome through Group Policy

I am managing a Windows Server 2008 R2 server, with several Windows 7 machines, and we have recently deployed Google Chrome using Group Policy. We also have a locally hosted intranet for storing ...
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Windows 7: Allow installation of software by non-admins?

I'm running a public library with PCs available for people to use. I'm setting up the next upgrade for the PCs, which will be running Windows 7. We use Deepfreeze to maintain the PC's state (a brief ...
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“Fast link detected” warning in GP management console

There is a message that is shown in every report i make in Group Policy Results section of Group Policy Management Console, saying that "A fast link is detected". I followed the link in the waring, ...
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windows server 2012 remote desktop session SSL certificate

My windows server 2012 currently seems to have gone on holiday and is ignoring the SSL certificate I have asked it to use for Remote Desktop connections via wmic ...
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Why are group policy preference drive mappings not applied to the domain administrator account?

I have a working policy on my entire domain. I just found out, when logging with the domain administrator, that this policy is not applied (EDIT: Running : gpresult shows that the GPO's are applied - ...
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Possible to disable smart card PIN change in Windows 7?

I'm looking for a way to disable the smart card PIN change ability provided with Windows 7's native minidriver. It doesn't allow us to enforce any PIN complexity requirements such that users could ...
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Group policy not allowing url to be added

I'm trying to add a specific web server URL into the local Intranet Zone on my client PCs using a Group Policy. The policy works for all remote sites but does not work for the local site where the ...
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Will IE7 .msi push-install via GPO cause problems with current IE8?

My company (finally!) are upgrading from Internet Explorer 6 to Internet Explorer 7. We plan on pushing the installation via GPO. However, some laptops and/or workstations in the office are already ...
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New machines do not accept home page from Group Policy

I've just got two new machines from Dell and did a fresh reinstall of Win7 64 bit pro to remove the obligatory dell preinstalled crapware, joined my domain and rebooted. For some reason the home page ...
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Getting Windows 7 to run Scripts from Other Shares then NETLOGON

I have several Windows Server 2003 Environments I administer. These are separate disparate domains with their own structures and policies. I generalize as much as possible when I administer these ...
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query group policy settings across all group policy objects on an AD server

I'd like to find if a single Group policy setting has been applied on a specific domain / AD server. In the simple case of modifying the the default group policy I can look up the policy setting via: ...
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How to restrict access to command shell/explorer for non admin users

Is there a way to restrict access for specific (non admin) users to cmd, windows tools, explorer on an Wim XP system? Partially I consider to do this through group policy & logon script 1. deny ...
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Apply custom IE8 CSS via Group Policy

I have an internal website that I need to strip some components via CSS only for specific users (kiosk users). Is there a way I can apply the CSS file via group policy my kiosk OU? The kiosks connect ...
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Windows 2008 Group Policy Setting? - Migration Headache

I have a small domain of users that I just migrated from a linux domain running open-ldap. Our new servers are running Windows 2008 Standard. I've installed Active Directory and everything is ...
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WSUS: How to combine targeting groups from multiple GPOs

I am trying to use group policy with WSUS to prevent stuff like Silverlight from being installed unless it is requried. I want computer groups for each of the software (so a computer will end up in ...
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Roaming Profile Accounts logoff instantly

I am working on setting up roaming profile accounts. When I log in as one of my users, they disconnect instantly. How do I find errors on what is going on? I've check the SMB Share permissions and ...
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The sysvol permissions for one or more GPOs on this domain controller are not in sync with the permissions for the GPOs on the baseline domain

I have recently installed a second domain controller and all replication seems to be working fine except for group policy - In windows 2012r2, through the new Group Policy Management, when I click on ...
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How can I get SeSecurityPrivilege enabled?

I'm trying to install a hotfix for SQL Server 2008 and failing on the Rule Check with "Setup account privileges" failed. I am running SQL Server 2008 Standard on Windows Server 2008 R2. Searching on ...
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Error on RSOP for Audit policy on DC

Domain Controller - Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Please see the print-screen, I am unable to understood why such error is showing on my Domain Controller. I have also checked on Winlogon.log, ...
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How to restrict DVD access using Windows Server 2003 Group Policy?

I have a Windows Server 2003 DC with 3 Win7 (32) desktops. I want to use an GPO to restrict the DVD on all the desktops (Either 'hide' or not have available) for all domain users except for domain ...
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GPO: User logon script not running

I have a GPO that is linked to an OU containing computers. Loopback processing is activated an set to merge. Within the user part of the GPO i have a powershell script defined that basically checks if ...
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Disable USB mass storage access on client machines

This might not be a new question for this forum but for me it is very critical. I am having a network of 10 PCs, one is having Windows Server 2012 and Others having Windows 7/Windows 8.1. The server ...
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Deploy Advanced Firewall Rules via GPO - How to avoid merging?

I am trying to deploy a set of advanced windows firewall ACLs to several 2008 R2 servers. I would like to (i have to) ensure that no local or old rules are getting applied. So I set "Apply local ...
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Cannot unblock IE9 installation after GPO blocker kit

I need to unblock the installation of Internet Explorer 9, after using the Internet Explorer 9 Blocker Toolkit in a GPO. In a way the unblocking does work, after disabling it in the GPO, but the ...
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Why does GPO for firewall inbound connections still allows change from “Block (Default)” to “Block all connections”

I found an interesting issue where I set a GPO to control the firewall policy to "Block (default)" the inbound connections, however that setting is not completely enforced. It still allows an ...
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Restore legacy audit policies on Windows Server 2008 R2

Recently, I was trying to reduce spam of my security audits by disabling auditing of "Filtering Platform Packet Drop". In a week's time, I get enough of these audits the fill a 200Mb logfile. I tried ...
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How to change default region/culture settings in Windows 2012

I have researched this topic through the web but can't find a definitive answer. Our server team has recently upgraded our SQL Servers VMs from Win 2003 to Win 2012. Given our region we run all our ...
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SBS 2011 Folder Redirection not working after migration

I followed the Migrate SBS 2008 to SBS 2011 guide which worked well. However RedirectedFolders haven't migrated over properly - Windows 7 workstations are still actively connecting to the old ...
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Force mapped drive to ask for credential per log on session

On Windows Server, is there an option in Group Policy or otherwise, to map a network drive that asks for network credentials on each log on session? The reason I want to do this is that for some ...
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Truobles with Windows Update Domain Policy on Windows Server 2003

I got a problem with Windows Update Domain Policy. The Domain Policy is configured with automatic automatic download of updates, but dont installation (Option 3). Everytime i check the policy and ...
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Remove or Disable “Add a Network Location”

I've not been able to find anyway to do this via registry or GPO. I want to remove standard users ability to right-click computer and open the "Add a Network Location" button, or just disable the ...
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How To map a network Drive through preferences by using wmi in server 2008

I want to map a network drive through Group Policy Preferences option. For this mapping i want to go with wmi query, which is in item level targeting. I am done with all the initial work like giving ...
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GPO result test

Running gpresult,from computer policy we are getting computer components access denied. We try : nslookup %USERDNSDOMAIN% net view %USERDNSDOMAIN% cd \%USERDNSDOMAIN%\SYSVOL\%USERDNSDOMAIN%\ and ...
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Security Policy Logs On Windows 7 - Determine Why A Certain Software Function Fails

Is there a log file or administrator screen (like Event Viewer) where one can see specific rules that are being enforced? You know how you can use Process Monitor to monitor a task and see registry ...
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Installing a software through group policy

I want to install a software through group policy to the users in a particular OU. I have production OU. I have 4 users in that OU I have to apply group policy in such a way that a software should be ...