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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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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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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Edit local policy via powershell

i'm searching for a way to edit this policy via powershell : Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Credentials Delegation -> Allow Delegating Fresh Credentials with ...
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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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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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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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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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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. http://www.nessus.org/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=18405 I set the following GPO ...
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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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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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Group policy drive mapping extension not applying to Vista SP2 machine

I have one GPO (called Desktop_User) that applies to a Windows 7 and a Windows Vista machine. When I log on to this systems, the drive mapping works on the Windows 7 machine but the Windows Vista ...
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Setting HomePath to EmployeeNumber as a variable

We are planning to use the EmployeeNumber user attribute in AD to create the path to each user's Home drive. Reason for this is that AD user names are currently based on last name, which changes often ...
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Apply group policy to specific users (in an OU) on specific computers (not in an OU)

This has been bugging me for a while. Here's the setup: We have ~20 Win2k8r2 servers. They are separated into various OUs that I can't change. I have created a security group "DevHostsSG" that ...
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Disabling the Microsoft LLDP Protocol Driver using Group Policy

I need to campus-wide disable the Microsoft LLDP Protocol Driver using Group Policy / SCCM / or any other means of centralized management, because I've written my own LLDP broadcast service I plan on ...
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GPO install Live Meeting 2007 on Windows 8.1

Errors: The removal of the assignment of application Microsoft Office Live Meeting 2007 from policy LiveMeeting 2007 failed. The error was : %%2 The description for Event ID 103 from source ...
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Windows user privileges when running scheduled task

I posted a question a while ago about allowing a specific user to start/stop Windows services. Provide a user with service start/stop permissions I decided to revisit the issue. I have no idea what ...
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Lockdown Mozilla Thunderbird on Windows Remote Desktop Services

I've installed Mozilla Thunderbird 31.3.0 on a Windows Server 2012 R2 which has the Remote Desktop Services role. I want to configure the Thunderbird program and set each user's email account etc and ...
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Can't access share sometimes and some strange performance issues

I'm getting error 0x80070043 "The network name cannot be found" when accessing \\dc01 (the root), but can access shares via \\dc01\share. When I get that error I also didn't get the network drive on ...
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How can I get rid of duplicate profile folders in a newly created profile due to folder redirection?

How can I get rid of duplicate profile folders in a newly created profile due to folder redirection? I am using a Folder Redirection GPO to redirect most of my user profile folders to a server. In ...
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Restoring file / folder permission using GPO

Initially, in our Windows domain environment, all Domain Users are by default Local Administrator of their own workstation. After some deliberation, it was decided that Domain Users should be removed ...
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Server 2012r2 change login screen language with registry

I am installing a Windows Server 2012R2 RDS farm. The OS language is English, but my users are Dutch. I already installerd the Dutch MUI pack in windows via the command prompt. Via a user GPO the ...
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Group Policy doesn't restart service as configured

I have configured group policy to tell a particular service (Winrm) to restart when the policy is applied. When the policy applies, I see that it tries to stop and start the service. Stopping works, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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System Restore Points

Currently I am investigating how to schedule an automatic initiation of a system restore point for all of the workstations in my office. It seems that Task Scheduler already has some nice defaults ...
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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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How do I apply WinHTTP proxy settings domain-wide?

We're already configuring Internet Explorer proxy settings through group policy and it works great. Sadly, I've recently run into multiple issues where those settings are ignored by certain services. ...
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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 ...