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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Server 2008 R2 WMI problems

I get error "1065" from Group Policy when trying to run GPUpdate, and Group Policy is specifying that it cannot process the WMI query. I can successfully run some queries manually, but WMIDiag ...
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Proxy Server setting stuck on Server 2003 R2 for Windows Updates

Stay a while and listen. This is going to be a long one. We've been having a problem the last couple of months with Updates on very specific Microsoft Server 2003 R2 Machines. This problem has ...
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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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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 ...
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Do GPOs apply to interactive logon only?

I am trying to enable certificate autoenrollment and credential roaming through a GPO in an ADS domain (DCs are Windows Server 2008 R2). I can interactively log on as a newly created user (on a member ...
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Group policy issues

We are having an issue on one of our clients relatively new sbs installs. The domain consists of a single SBS 2011 server with 4 Windows 7 clients and 3 XP clients. Most of the time everything is ...
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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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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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How to find which templates a GPO are using?

With a Windows 2012 R2 AD domain, we have a Central Store for group policy templates. Over time, a number of unnecessary templates were added to this store (most of them are not used) and it has ...
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Windows 8.1 clients querying wrong ldap SRV record?

I just spotted than my PC, running Windows 8.1 Pro on a Windows 2012 R2 domain has been querying DNS for SRV records that doesn't exist. All of the dcdiag /dnsall tests pass, but I wonder if there's ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Personalization Pane not showing color picker

We are running a RemoteApp server on 2012 R2 and want to let our users select a border color and font size. Other than that, we don't want them messing around in the control panel. At first we set ...
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Various printer deployment issue with Server 2012 R2

I have just set up a new remote desktop infrastructure, with all servers being built on Server 2012 R2. I have 7 session hosts, and a central file/print server. On the print server, I have added ...
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Group Policy - Drive Mapping Preferences - slow login even if only using Computer Config side

We are having some users with very slow login times, up to 20 minutes, but only for a handful of users. I've narrowed it down to a particular GPO that does nothing but Drive Mapping Preferences. I ...
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Chrome Not Applying GPO Policies

I'm having a little trouble getting Chrome installions on our workstation to update it's policies to reflect I've sent in GPO. I added the admx and adml to %systemroot%\policyDefinitions as our ...
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Is using the AD home directory attribute to map the home drive really no longer a best practice?

I have read some articles that claim that using the Active Directory user home directory attribute to automatically map the home drive is a legacy method, deprecated, or not recommended. The second ...
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EMET Configuration refresh

I deployed EMET on my domain and i'm configuring it with a GPO. I'd like to know if the system settings System DEP, System ASLR and System SEHOP are taken into account when i refresh the group ...
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Printer server hostname changed - deploy printers via GPO no longer works

We use the Deploy Printers feature of local group policy in Windows 8.1, so that our users can log into any machine and printers will already be configured. This was working flawlessly for all users ...
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Group policy deployed printer: One duplicates?

As a preface, no this doesn't have to do with Remote Desktop's Redirected printers at all. I've deployed an HP printer (called \Manager\Picasso) under User Configuration in a Group Policy object. ...
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GPO: Applying a home page to Win7 and Vista Clients running IE9

I am trying to set the homepage on several Windows 7 and Vista machines via Group Policy Preferences. Both are running Internet Explorer 9. The "apply once and do not reapply" option is enabled, as i ...
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Deploying custom fxcop rules amongst developers

I am currently in the process of writing and deploying custom FxCop (Visual Studio Code Analysis) rules, allowing developers to check their code against a series of these custom designed rules. As a ...
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In the Local Security Policy, how do you avoid putting “IIS APPPOOL\” before “DefaultAppPool”?

Doesn't seem to be a whole lot on the Internet about this. I was tweaking the Local Security Policy of one of our test servers (Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Service Pack 1), when I got this error. ...
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Group Policy Internet Explorer, Add-on list not working

We have group policy setup at our company something similar to the setup below Domain Policy OU Policy The domain policy is set to enabled for "Do not allow users to enable or disable add-ons" ...
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getting message open file security warning on remoteapp

I have an app published on Windows 2008R2 remoteapp. I am getting this message: This is how I have the setup of the drive: Local rdp machine is called rdpvm. //rdpvm/shared/company1 = i: ...
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Can I create a WMI filter that will evaluate to True for both Client computers and Terminal Servers?

I have a GPO that is currently being run only on client computers (XP, Vista, 7, etc.), by using a WMI filter with the following query: select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where ProductType='1' I ...
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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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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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Single Sign On 802.1x Wireless - saying “Connecting to <SSID>”, hangs for 10 seconds, fails with “Unable to connect to <SSID>, Logging on…”.

We are implementing WiFi on Windows 7 machines in our corporate environment. Machines should be able to log into the domain by WiFi as the Machine (Pre-Logon), and as the User (Post-Logon). We have ...
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Processing of group policy failed - Only on 32bit machines

When forcing a group policy update I get the following messgae, but only on 32bit windows machines. 64bit works fine. Running windows 7. The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not ...
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Logon script does not run for all users

We have a standalone common-use workstation running Windows XP Pro SP3 and have created a script using Javascript (scriptname.js) that is to be run for each user. The file was added as a user logon ...
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Windows XP not mapping drives after logging into a windows 7 PC

Bit of background. We map out network drives via GPO. This works fine for both XP and windows 7 clients. The GPO’s are served by a Win2008R2 DC. I have a user that has to works in 2 departments. The ...
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Is GPP Item Level Targeting any faster or slower than WMI filtering?

I need to filter a GPO so that it only applies if an application is installed. From what I can see, I should be able to do this either with WMI or with GPP item level targeting. Is there a performance ...
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Network Topology Discovery – Windows 7 Via GPO

I wish to enable Network Discovery on my network (For various reasons) I need to apply this via GPO due to the nature of our setup. This is on a Windows 2008 R2 Domain with Windows 7/XP Clients. I ...
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Remotely change local group policy server 2008R2

I'm trying to find a way I can edit the 'trusted hosts' list under local group policy remotely. Path from within Local Group Policy is: \local computer policy\computer configuration\administrative ...
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Windows Firewall Blocks GPMC

Found out that my Server 2008 R2 machine is not running firewall as it should. When I enable the firewall and try to open GPMC it states that it is unable to access the GPMC or the Primary Domain ...
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Server 2008 R2 & Auditing

Having an issue with auditing a network for logins. I am looking for Event 4740 but the logs are not showing them. Neither on the local machines either. I have verified that Account Management ...
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Windows Management Framework 4.0 via GPO

I'm planning to set up a PowerShell-Masterserver. In order to do that I want to make sure that every Computer and Server running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 has PowerShell 4.0 installed. To ...
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Applying Group policy - “The Specified server Cannot perform the requested operation”

Setting up a new domain for a SME, Win server 2012R2. I've set the server up, configured AD DNS etc, Applied a couple of group policies to test that AD is working, and none of the test machines (Win 7 ...
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Allow log on locally custom message

I recently moved into a new position and we have a few computer labs that are currently restricting access by running a script on logon that checks the user's group membership and if not in the ...
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Group Policy: delegate definition of local group memberships

In a heavily branched organization with Active Directory, I am working with the head IT department and we are delegating control to parts of the branch OU to the respective branch admins. Our ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 - allow more time to reset password

Good morning everyone! I apologize if this has been asked - I have tried searching every where I can think of, to include the search bar here on serverfault. I work as an IT technician at a high ...
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Which policy hides all desktop items?

New accounts on my Windows Server 2012 look like this when logging in for the first time: As you can see, the desktop is empty. It is not, there are in fact files on the desktop, but they are not ...
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Group Policy on Win8.1 in WAN Environment won't fully apply

Client computer is Win 8.1 with local DHCP server/subnet and network based VPN (WAN) to the main server. DNS is set to the main server, on which client is registering itself correctly. Client can ...
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Group Policy Application Install Windows 10

When trying to install a program from group policy on Windows 10 I am receiving an error in event viewer. "The assignment of application failed. The error was: %%65" I have found similar posts ...
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Allow Execution, Deny Interactive login by GPO

Problem: Accounts to log into work stations are locked down tightly and unable to run nessesary applications on windows 7 stations. Saving an admin accounts credentials to elevate access is currently ...
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Group policy for Windows Update Server

I'm trying to setup a WSUS, having everything on the server installed, updates downloaded and accepted, etc... ready to go Problem is, when I go into group policy and try to change the 2 relevant ...
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Windows 7 Pro 64-bit Standard User Default Profile: Local Group Policy or Sysprep?

I have a Windows 7 Pro 64-bit machine that will be hosting three Windows 7 Pro 64-bit VMware Player 7 virtual machines. I have the first VM completed and am about to create the first standard user on ...
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How to use Group Policy to control local administration access (LOCAL ONLY)

At the company I work for, we have about 75 computer users. We have a Microsoft Domain Controller in our server environment (MS Server 2012) with Active Directory. When users need to install ...
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Firewall rules to allow Hyper V Manager to connect to Hyper V Server 2012 R2?

I moved a Hyper V host into our Servers OU in Active Directory, which has some group policies linked. Now I am unable to connect to the Hyper V host with Hyper V manager. It was working fine before ...
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Getting Group Policy identifier in PowerShell

Some of our computers have a random "local group policy" being set that forces them to check a nonexistent intranet server for Windows Updates instead of using WU over the internet as they should. ...
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Cannot enable more than 2 simultaneous Remote Desktop Connection

Windows Server 2012 is unable to allow more than 2 simultaneous Remote Desktop Connections: Instead of editing the group policy : "Limit Number of connections to 999999" Disabling "Restrict Remote ...