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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Remote Desktop: What is the difference between “Run these programs at logon” and “Start the following program on connection”?

My organization is running a Terminal Server Farm in order to provide a specific application to the users. The setup consists of a AD domain controller plus two Terminal Servers running the Remote ...
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Group Policy applied but Network Drive wont show up

Server 2012 DC + Server 2012 on the client side. I have the following group policy in place: The policy is applied when I run gpresult /r /scope computer: Yet the drive does not show up. Also ...
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group policy being applied from offsite Domain Controller: why?

Site 2: I have a small branch with 1 DC and 4 clients. Site 1: Meanwhile my main branch has 2 DCs and lots of clients. I made some GP changes on DC-site2, and I was wondering why they weren't ...
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Scanned Files from printer in Home folder Takes a while to apper - GPO issue?

I don't even know where to start with this. I recently setup home folders for those users that needed it. Then I used a GPO to created a subfolder in the home folder where our networked copier/...
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Configure Remote Desktop Desktop based on Group

I have a few different AD groups accessing the same remote desktop server (Windows Server 2008 R2) and I need to configure each desktop so that every user in the same group has the same icons appear ...
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excluding specific user from USB Access GPO only on specific computer

I have a small domain, and I want to restrict access to USB for all users except for a specific user when using a specific computer. In GPO there is setting in both "User Settings" and "Computer ...
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User Preference GPO on a specific set of computers

I hope you can help me with this situation: I’ve been asked to deploy a specific wallpaper to front office computers. I’m not allowed to move the users from the Users OU container. This means the GPO ...
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Limit programs based off group policy

What I'm attempting to accomplish is having certain executables allowed in a 2012 Active Directory environment based off of a group policy. I have 3 different types of users in my AD. Group A ...
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Credential Provider showing incorrect tiles

EDIT: Turns out I was probably overthinking this. See answer below. This may or may not be better on SuperUser, it's regarding issues with a few workstations failing to cleave to the Enterprise ...
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Remote Desktop Server does not update group policies

I have a domain with 4 Remote Desktop Servers running Win2k8 R2. If i change the GPO on my domain controller for the Remote Desktop Servers i am having some issues. After running: gpupdate /force ...
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How to disable integrated Windows authentication Internet Explorer in Group Policy Management on Windows Server 2012?

I'm wondering if it is possible to disable the integrated Windows authentication of Internet Explorer by using Group Policy Management on Windows Server 2012.
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WMI Query - First and Fourth IP octet

Is anyone aware of any WMI queries that could be used within group policy which only lists all IP address, which end in .200 and I have multiple sites, multiple networks, I only need to list the ...
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RDS - Change single click option is item via GPO or Registry

I have a problem on my servers RDS, my users can not change their themes windows, folder options and many more due to some GPO. However, in recent days there is a problem concerning the opening of ...
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Group Policy Printer Mapping: Some printers are being skipped

I have a Group Policy Object designed for users in a particular department which should delete all existing printer mappings, and then map all users to 9 different printers (all on the same server). ...
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Delete User Profiles Older than a Specified Number of Days on System Restart, does not delete parent folder of profile

I have seen multiple question and answers in forum regarding this GPO to Delete User Profiles Older than a Specified Number of Days on System Restart not working or some hotfixes, in my environment it ...
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Group Policy to disable Printer Preferences

Can someone please advise on how we can disable users being able to open Printer Preferences on network printers that they have added to their computers? We have deployed around 100 new printers with ...
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Not Updating Group Policy Changes

I have been working on updating my companies group policies and I have run into a problem with the user policy not applying correctly. Previously the old policy had a folder redirect for the desktop ...
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Devices and printers wrong icon and missing printer details from group policy

Situation In our environment we have a windows 2008 server with a group policy to deploy printers to Windows 7 and Windows 10 client computers. Problem Everything is working fine except that on the ...
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Add Startup and shutdown scripts to Local Group Policy using Powershell

I am trying to automate adding startup and shutdown scripts to Local Group Policy (gpedit.msc). One solution is to write to registry directly as pointed out in http://ccm.net/faq/3358-execute-a-script-...
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Group policy file / folder deployment

I have a question in relation to file / folder deployment in group policy. I would like my deployment method of files / folders to fall into good practice standards. So essentially I have a public ...
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Not all printers are deployed on the client using Group Policy

Situation in our environment we are using the following servers to deploy printers in our domain forest: Windows Small Business Server 2008: contains the group policy to deploy the printers Windows ...
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GPO - Software Restriction Policies - add exception

Windows Server 2012 R2 and GPO. I wanted to increase security so I blocked %AppData%\*.exe and %AppData%\*\*.exe Spotify stopped working of course. I created another rule %AppData%\Roaming\Spotify\...
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How to script a backup/restore of the Default Domain Policy to a reinstalled PDC

First I'll say that I've just now discovered that my practice of making changes directly to the Default Domain Policy isn't the recommended way of doing things. I admit I'm not sure why this is the ...
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Mapped drives aren't syncing on workstations

It seems like a few workstations on our network aren't syncing with the mapped drives, pretty randomly, so for example, different users on the same computer would see different files on the mapped ...
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GPO not removing from client

I have a windows 2012 server. And I have applied a setting using scheduler that, it will run an .exe file every one hour. After that, I have removed the policy from server. But the .exe file is still ...
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Windows Server Clear on Logout Policy

I was wondering is it possible to create a policy on Windows Server 2008 R2 or 2012 that will clear everything (all files from desktop, documents, etc) once the user has logged out of the system? It ...
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Execute script/gpo via Microsoft VPN

I've put together a small script to install a piece of software that will help us in migrating to Office 365. It's successfully deployed to majority of the hard wired/wireless domain connected ...
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Windows - do not require password (GPO)

I'm setting up a small Active Directory installation for a company where they gave me the following requirement: While users should enter a password to logon in the morning, it is not required that ...
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Disable WiFi management on Windows 8 using Active Directory

We have a domain composed by a Windows Server 2012R2 that controls 40 laptop with Windows 8 connected via WiFi. Our goal is to prevent users to disconnect the wifi or, even worst, connect to other ...
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Group Policy Partially Applied

I am applying a Domain level group policy to all my machines including in Domain Controllers. The PDC is getting the policy correctly but the other domain controller is not showing the "Account ...
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domain controller naming group policy [closed]

i have two domain controller setup one on 192.168.1.10 companyname.local and 192.168.1.20 companyname.local as backup. i was task of rebuilding the backup and make it the main domain controller. i ...
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Are incorrectly configured DNS servers the root cause of slow logins to the windows domain?

We have six AD Windows servers (I believe they are all 2008 R2, running at a functional 2008 R2 domain) All six servers have the AD role and DNS role. We have about 1200 workstations in our ...
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Cannot disable profile storage space error on windows 2000 domain

We have a client on a windows 2000 domain with approximately 22 servers and 30 workstations. This client is extremely out of date and we've been trying to bring them up to speed. Last week their ...
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Desktop redirected Icons

I need to set a static custom icon for a website's shortcut. The desktop is redirected on a server 2008 domain via GP. Need an easily recognizable icon for young children versus having Chrome or IE ...
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Apply GPO to single workgroup computer

I have a GPO I've exported from Group Policy Editor on a domain controller. Is there a way to apply this policy to a computer that isn't connected to a domain at all? Just a one-time application of ...
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How do companies handle the need for different Java requirements on the same user?

In our company, we use GPOs to push software updates such as Java updates. We have about 150 users in different offices located in different countries, all using Windows 7. We have a few office-...
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Disable Removable Storage classes doesn't work via GPO on Windows 7

Could you please help me with very strange situation: Test environment: DC - Windows Server 2012R2, Workstation - Windows 7 Professional N SP1 Case: disable USB via Group Policy. Normally, I go to ...
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Deploying software updates to remote workers

We have a number of laptop users for which deploying software updates reliably and promptly is an issue. The circumstances are: The users rarely come into the office. As a result, their computers ...
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Configure Windows Firewall using GPO: Logging file path cannot be set

We are having a strange issue with Windows Firewall setting. The logging file path cannot be set. After I have enabled the Logging setting and click on OK to save the setting. When I open up logging ...
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a conflict with Internet Explorer kiosk mode and the Windows 10 taskbar

I have a silly little problem I'm trying to solve: I'm using Windows 10 Pro on an AD Domain. If I launch Internet Explorer in kiosk mode (%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe -k) either ...
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Denying user object access to a computer setting GPO [closed]

Let's say I have a GPO called gpo1 which sets some computer settings. I want these computer settings to apply only to certain user. Is it possible in the delegation tab to add a user group and then ...
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How can I block the group policy from disabling uac? [closed]

Where I work, our group policy disables UAC for the handful of users that don't know how to make certain applications work with UAC enabled. I don't need UAC to be disabled. Is there a way I can set ...
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Group policy result for a list of computers

Is there a PowerShell command that can be run against list of computers to obtain computer policy settings in a domain? my servers are all windows 2008 and 2012 OS. I will apply some GP settings to ...
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Looking at creating 400 GPO settings to STIG a server

My task, as sys admin contractor for a gov project migrating to the cloud, is to STIG a Windows server 2012 image, and an SQL 2012 image. Then I can use the AMI copies. The gov nor the contracting ...
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How can local admin override policies for automatic updating? [closed]

Ì am local admin on my Win 7 computer. I want to prevent automatic updates that are controlled by group or domain policies. How do I do that? I saw this question about screen savers How can I override ...
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Restricting OneDrive via GPO

I'm trying to restrict OneDrive usage on Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Clients I'm following an article on TechNet about this, and says on my 2012 R2 domain controller to modify the GPO under the ...
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GPO Security Filtering Using Groups

A GPO was setup with filtering applied to a single group containing computer objects. Is a restart mandatory for all the computer objects listed in the "New Group" for GPO to be applied on them? or is ...
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Group Policy - IE proxy settings being bypassed

I am trying to figure out how to stop some of our users bypassing a proxy server that is being deployed with group policy. First, I use a pac file to configure the proxy settings for PC's. The ...
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Installing printers drivers in Windows 7 clients with Win server 2003 AD

Dears, I've an issue with installing drivers on windows 7 which keep asking for permission to add the printer driver on other hand i haven't faced this issue with XP clients. My AD is windows ...
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Group Policy: Mapped Drives failing to load, Windows Server 2012 Active Directory and Windows Pro 10

Network: Multi-site domain. Each site has 2 local (on-site, same subnet) Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain controllers. Sites are correctly defined in Windows Sites and Services. DNS records for ...