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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Modify Local Group Policy automatically

I need to apply Group Policy settings in the Local Group Policy object. Creating a domain level GPO is not an option because many of the computers are not member of the AD domain, because these ...
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Suppress pop up “This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer”

I've implemented a new Group Policy infrastructure at a school. I'm at the final stages of tidy up before go live next week but there is one thing thats got me stuck. As expected I've locked the ...
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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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Writing fully manageable administrative template

I'm writing administrative template for GPO. For example my policy is like this: CLASS MACHINE CATEGORY !!GMC CATEGORY !!Programos CATEGORY !!VNC POLICY ...
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Can I move these items around in active directory

I am just reorganising my companies active directory structure, as it hasn't kept up with changes in the company structure. There are a few items I am not sure if I can move or not. Can anyone tell ...
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Using Group Policy create Local Port that points to C:\scanbookdata\epl.txt

I'm trying deploy a local port printer which points to c:\scanbookdata\epl.txt using Group Policy. Below is screen shot of what I'm trying to do : I'm lost as how to go about this. Any help would ...
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Windows Firewall deployed by GPO detecting Public NL

Am struggling with Server 2008 R2 NLA and the Windows Firewall. Currently we are testing rolling out Windows Firewall via GP and have a test server that enables the firewall for Domain, Private and ...
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How to lock Windows 7 workstation after inactivity via GPO (no screensaver or blank screen- just lock screen)

Our users have increasingly started leaving their workstations logged in and unattended (during lunch breaks etc.) To tackle the security threat this poses, we have enforced a password-protected ...
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How to configure Chrome on a Terminal Server

I have installed Google Chrome on a Windows 2003 Terminal Server and I now want to configure it for the users. How do I do that? For example clear cookies when browser close, set favorites and the ...
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User unable to change password - Active Directory Group Policy

I've seen this issue come up, but no answers seem to be applicable. When a user tries to change their password using control-alt-delete -> change password, they're getting a "Unable to update the ...
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Proxy server setting from Group policy

I have added a computer based group policy to add a proxy server to a group of PCs. I used the user config in GP editor, but when I log in and run gpresults it displays "filtering: not applied" and ...
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Group policy — Forcing two proxy servers to clients

I want to push two different group policies with proxy server settings to two different sets of desktop clients on the same network. It's been a couple of years since I've done anything on group ...
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The secure logon feature of Windows 8 [closed]

By default, when the computers connected to the domains, the secure logon feature of Windows 8 is turned off through Group Policy. I mean, you don't have to press ctrl + alt + del before enter the ...
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Use group policy to force certain security groups to log off remote desktop sessions

I'm having difficulty creating a GPO that will be applied only to certain computers and security groups. Here is what I would like to do. I have an OU with several computers in them. I would like to ...
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computer startup script reporting success to a server

I am using Group Policy to deploy a computer startup script that tries to uninstall one program and install another. I need this script to report its status (whether a certain file exists on the ...
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Accessing the Computer Configuration node in Group Policy settings

I am trying to configure Terminal Services printing related group policy settings and the technet doc says I need to go here: Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows ...
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Setting a password hint on administrator account in Windows Server 2008 R2

I've tried to change a password on administrator account using Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\User Accounts\Change Your Password but can't set a password hint. When I clicked What is a password ...
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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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Controlling Windows XP and 7 firewall via GPO

I picked up some bad habits from previous co-workers and I'm thinking I should change some of them. It was standard practice to just disable Windows firewall because it caused more problems than it ...
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Unable to change shutdown event tracker group policy; not on a domain

I see here how to disable shutdown event tracker for server 2003. I have Windows Server 2003 on a VM. When I open gpedit.msc and I do not see a path for Local Computer Policy\Computer ...
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Group policy setting to add administrator to folder redirection

When you configure folder redirection on my documents in group policy and check the "Grant exclusive rights" check box, only the SYSTEM and user has rights to the folder. Domain administrators loose ...
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Remove access to drive “Properties” in My Computer

I'm attempting to lock down a Windows 7 build but I've noticed that users (In this case, students) can highlight a drive and get to the properties menu. I'd like to disable this if possible. I ...
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Windows AD, how to thoroughly invalidate existed simple passwords after enforcing strong password domain policy?

I followed this Microsoft article to enforce strong domain user passwords. Before I took this action, some domain users used simple passwords (like 123456). After I enforced strong password policy ...
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Strange Folder Redirection

I've recently inherited a client who has a folder redirection policy GPO and home paths specified through user attributes in AD. Now the strange thing is, I have literally no idea how it is working. ...
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Disabling Password Complexity for OU and C# App creating AD accounts

I created a C# app that is creating a series of AD accounts from a database. The issue i am running into is the passwords i am gathering had no complexity requirements so when i am passing them into ...
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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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Backgrounding Command Prompt and Running at Login for Domain Users

Intro I have a Topaz eSignature pad that I have connected to a fat client PC to sign reports inside of a terminal session running on a remote server. I have it working so it will sign the reports on ...
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Is it possible to set the “Configure target subscription manager” event forwarding group policy setting to use an environment variable?

I would like to set every client PC to forward certain events to their authenticating DC. I am trying to track logon events by having all workstations stations forward events to the DC they are ...
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Upgrading Group Policy Central Store

We have a 2x Server 2003 DC's, and manage group policy using the administrative tools on a couple Windows 7 workstations. We've just started using the domain central store to ensure that we're all ...
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What is the relationship between User Rights Assignment Policies vs. Membership of Local Groups

I just spent the better part of this morning on a support call with a vendor where we eventually resolved our issue by manually adding the service account their application was using to the following ...
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How Can I Apply Local Group Policy to multiple computers

Exactly like the title said, How can I apply local group policy to multiple computers? Around 500 PCs (I think) I understand the domain group policy can push down the policy but for my scenario here, ...
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Can I ignore a GPO from another GPO?

I have 10 users and 10 computers and 5 printers. 9 of the computers are workstations and the 10th is our accounting server. Each user has a unique set of network drive mappings and printer mappings. ...
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How might you configure limited access for non-admins to troubleshoot on a production windows server running an ASP.NET application? [closed]

I would like to provide developers limited access to a production Windows Server 2008 Standard box. This is so they can diagnose problems that occur there with the ASP.NET application we are hosting. ...
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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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Laptop installing a printer without UAC elevation

I'm at my wits' end on this one. Scenario End-user is trying to print at home to her wireless printer, a LaserJet Pro M1217nfw. Every time she tries to connect, it asks for admin privileges to ...
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Windows Server 2008 GPO Not Mapping Drives?

I have 2 servers. Server 1: Linux server running Samba, that has a share called "Common". Server 2: Windows Server 2008. I created a GPO that maps drive R: to \\LINUXSERVER\Common. I set it to ...
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Adding second Windows Server to domain

I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 Server (Server A) running as a domain controller with Active Directory, Group Policy, and DNS services. I set up a second Windows Server 2008 R2 server (Server B), ...
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Windows 7 Stuck on “Applying Software Installation policy” for extended period of time

I have four Windows 7 clients that are connecting to a Server 2012 domain controller EC2 isntance. There was also a file server (also Server 2012), but I decided to merge the two together because the ...
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Unable to create logon script - Access denied?

I'm currently trying to create a logon script that will map a few network drives for all users. I've created the script, but when I try placing the .bat file in the proper folder, I get an "Access ...
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GPO defining a user policy is being applied, despite being linked to a computer OU (without loopback processing)

I must be missing something obvious here. We have a GPO linked to a computer OU. The GPO runs a VB logon script (a user policy) when users log on. I was just about to enable loopback processing on ...
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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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Drive mapping maps two different folders for elevated and non-elevated programs

I have a Windows 2012 Domain with a couple of Windows 8 x64 Enterprise members. I want to use Group Policies to map a drive X: to a folder on a file server. The drive X: should be available on the ...
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How do I configure IE10 Group Policy Settings on Server 2008 R2?

Where do I find the proxy server setting while creating a group policy? I know that IE 10 removed the IE Maintenance Policy. I read that you need to go through the Preference route. However, even ...
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Override Mapping of My Documents with Group Policy

I’m looking for help with modifying Group Policy settings to control mapping of My Documents for users in a specific OU. I’m working with a network of 2008 R2 domain controller and Windows XP & 7 ...
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How to prevent a logon script applied to the entire domain by Group Policy from affecting one particular computer OU?

We have a logon script applied to the entire domain, mapping drives when users logon. For one particular computer OU, I would like to prevent this GPO from being applied. I thought that using Group ...
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Edit Software Distribution Path in Existing GPO

There is an existing GPO to deploy a software package, the path is no longer valid. I need to either edit the UNC path or create a new Package. I would prefer to edit existing package/modification, ...
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What takes precedence when multiple, conflicting GPOs apply to the same OU?

If two or more GPOs are applied to the same OU (and they have contradictory policies), which would be applied? For example, if there is a GPO with the computer policy "Enable autoplay on all drives" ...
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GPO not applying to an OU

We have a batch file (logon.bat) that maps drives whenever a user logs on. This script is applied by Group Policy to the entire domain. Initially, this worked perfectly, as we always wanted this ...
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Windows 7 restrict outbound IP traffic per user

We have a Windows 7 machine that contains server user accounts. One of those User Accounts is used for Demo purposes. It is publicly accessible (by potential clients) via RDP. This User Account has ...
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Windows AD: Is loopback processing absolutely necessary in order to apply a user policy to users logging into computers in the OU?

I've had our AD setup running on server 2008r2 and now 2012, and I swear, a user policy applied to an OU containing only computers actually does apply to users logging into those computers, without ...