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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GPO to Disable Screensaver only when connected via RDP

Is there a GPO option to disable the idle-time screensaver for RDP connections, but keep the idle-time screensaver options for interactive logins? Edit: All users are TS users as well a local so they ...
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I Cannot create a .BAT file in the root of C “Access is Denied” Server 2k3

I have an oracle db server on a windows 2k3 box. I am currently unable to create or copy a batch file to the root of c. I can create batch files on different folders (i.e. in my user directory) or I ...
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Software install GPO on server 2012 (not R2) is not being deployed to windows 8 and 8.1 clients but is being deployed to windows 7 clients

I am trying to deploy some management MSI files via GPO running on Server 2012 (not R2) and the GPOs aren't being deployed to the Windows 8 and 8.1 clients. However the GPO is is working fine to the ...
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Samba3 GPO Alternative

Samba4 isn't ready for production so I'm stuck with Samba3 but I want GPOs for my Windows 7 clients. Is there a way to implement GPOs or something like it using Samba3 without resorting to manually ...
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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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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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Deploy Software via GPO, but also deploy configuration file

When deploying software through a group policy, is there any special trick that will allow you to also deploy a separate, say config, file along with it? Here's the specific problem: We have a ...
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How to change windows time server on windows server 2012?

In windows computer, system is using "time.windows.com" to sync the time. I need o modify the time server for windows user on its logon and want to enforce using group policy. Case: we have windows ...
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In which order will GPOs be applied when a USER try to login to a PC in a different OU

If we have this Group Policy Management configuration (Windows Server 2008): domain.local OU1 PC1 USR1 GPO1 (Linked) OU2 PC2 USR2 GPO2 (Linked) ...
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Suggestions on a few Chrome Deployment issues

Greetings to everyone here. I'm a network admin in charge of deploying Chrome to my network and setting it as the default browser, though IE will of course still be available for users. I've ...
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How to allow Chrome to run a plugin when viewing a local file while GPO restrictions are in place.

The setup Windows server 2003 domain at a functional 2000 level Multiple server 2003 servers running terminal services All users running desktops delivered via RDP Google Chrome browser installed on ...
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BitLocker Group Policy Requirements

I am looking for help with creating a BitLocker policy through Group Policy. I have failed doing this myself and need help from those more experienced than I am. Server: Windows Server 2012 Clients: ...
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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 can I remove the minimum password length for a specified user in an OU?

How can I remove the minimum password length for a specified user in an OU? (I do not want the default domain password policy affecting my GPO.) When the "minimum password length" in my default ...
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GPO for drive mapping won't work with %LogonUser% in location field

I'm struggling with a problematic drive mapping user preference where I'm trying to use the user's %LogonUser% variable to a network location (eg. \server\folder\users\%LogonUser%), but the drive ...
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Default mail registry

I'm deploying Win 8.1 via. SCCM with Office 2013 pre installed. I got an issue where even though Outlook 2013 is the default mail. the specific value mail:to (opening a direct mail link) .. attempts ...
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editing local group policy for all domain computers

I'm stumped on a strange group policy issue. I know that Domain GPO should take authority over local group policy settings, but lately i've been having an issue and I can't think of anything else it ...
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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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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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GPO to map drives conditionally

We have a file server that is sharing out user drives from //server/user$. We also have webDav enabled so it can be access externally by https://fileserver.company.com/user. My challenge is to map ...
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GPO Troubleshooting - Security Filtering - Computer Configuration

We have a GPO that includes a Computer Configuration that enables a Preference that adds a security group to the local Administrators group. Since this is a Computer Configuration, do you need to add ...
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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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Task scheduler VS GPO do not allow storage of password

I have a scheduled task in one of my DC, running to check LastLogon date of AD accounts in each DCs everyday. The task was previously running in a Win 2003 DC without problem but now we are going to ...
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Windows SRV2012 : gpEvent_NO_NETWORK

For an unknow reason, a computer on my Active Directory domain display an error when I try to execute the gpudate ( and gpupdate /force ) command as Administrator. The domain controler and the ...
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Why is my loopbacked GPO reporting as disabled

Let me start by saying that my experience with GPO is limited to tentatively poking at settings until they fall into place by trial and error. It is entirely possible this will be a very obvious ...
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Group policy issue: when I'd like to write a compact disk

I couldn't write compact disk in any machines in our local domain even if I set the deny write cd feature to Not Configured or disable. Every PCs have windows 7 and our server is windows server ...
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Open custom port for IIS windows firewall or group policy

I am running Windows SBS 2011. I have added a web site to IIS using port 8888 and it works perfectly when connecting locally, but not from any other PC on the network (domain). I think I need to open ...
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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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In Group Policy how do I remove Shortcuts from My Network Places

I have found that in Group Policy I can add a shortcut to My Network Places under User Configuration > Preferences > Windows Settings > Shortcuts and create a shortcut as File System ...
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GPO or logon scripts to remove access to public “libraries” folders

I have two Windows 2012 R2 Domain Controllers and will be implementing 7 Windows 2008 R2 remote desktop servers once their setup and testing is complete (I have one built now that is my test server). ...
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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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Automate RDP and VPN deployment windows server 2008

My current network is a mix of XP and Windows 7 machines with a Server 2008 primary domain controller. As it stands now, when we have new laptops come in we need to manually add in two RDP links and a ...
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How do you add a site to the Internet Explorer Trusted Zone through GPO in server 2003?

How do you add a site to the Internet Explorer Trusted Zones through GPO in server 2003? If you do push a site through a GPO does it erase other Trusted Sites that may have been entered on the end ...
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Applocker vs Software restriction policy

The goal is to prevent users from running unwanted programs on a terminal server. I have read many articles from Microsoft and others saying that the new Applocker feature is 100% better than the ...
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Bitlocker Group Policy for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2008 R2

it seems when I try to encrypt my hard drive on Windows 8.1, I get this error: When I check the Group Policy settings on the server, that's what we have, although, it says it's only compatible with ...
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Cross-Domain / Cross-Forest Group Policies

Our company has a domain forest with two domains (domain.EMEA and domain.GLOBAL) We previously acquired a company (domain.LOCAL) and all the workstations at this site are members of domain.LOCAL, but ...
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Force IE 11 compatibility mode for certain sites within domain

When setting compatibility mode in IE 11 it wants to add our whole domain (somedomain.co.uk) but we don't want every site (*.somedomain.co.uk) to be covered by this. We want just ...
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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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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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Shutdown clients when no one is logged in at a specified time

At our company, the people stop working at 7PM. At 8PM we run a scheduled task with GPO to warn the logged-in user that the computer is going to shutdown. This works fine. When no one is logged-in ...
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Samba4 domain controller, group policy processing fails, gpupdate fails

I'm using a Samba4 domain controller, and on the machines joined to the domain I'm seeing this message: The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file ...
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Group Policy to set desktop background to say machine name

Is there a way to easily set in group policy for each of the machines in our domain to say the machine name on the desktop background? Our users log into multiple machines in a day and tend to get ...
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GPO edit mess , system error

I messed around with a GPO editing tool in order to implement "hide computer drives" policy on windows 2003 server. Since then I got a system error on my events log to say : Windows cannot access the ...
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Server 2012 GPO: PowerShell Script on Computer Startup not running

I've got a couple of Server 2012 instances on Amazon EC2 and I'm in the process of setting up the GPOs. All of the settings of the GPOs are being applied fine, except none of the PowerShell scripts ...
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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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How to allow permission via GPO to remove bluetooth devices in Windows 7

We have 'Standard' users who test Bluetooth devices. This involves pairing them to a Windows 7 machine. Unfortunately, each device adds a unique entry to the "Devices and Printers" which 'Standard' ...
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Need clearer instructions on using .admx group policy templates

I have a Windows Server 2008 domain controller running group policy for our domain. Recently we started adding some Windows Server 2012 servers to the domain and some of the group policy settings do ...
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Addressing built-in groups and local policies in Windows independently of localized names

Recently I saw an application failing to do certain check/manipulation with built-in groups/local policies on localized version of Windows Server 2012 R2 (French, German). In localized versions of ...
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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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Will Microsoft Disable Group Policy on an Unsupported OS?

While researching Group Policy settings for Windows Update on this TechNet library page, I ran across this worrisome statement describing what OSes the settings are supported on: Supported on: ...