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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Applying group policy loopback to any user on specific computers

In a server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 environment, I have a GPO that specifies screen saver settings in the user settings policy for the entire domain. However, for specific computers, this is not ideal. ...
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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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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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Windows 8 profile creation video

I have a piece of software that deploys a local account on workstations via an MSI and creates a profile for it. In versions of windows prior to windows 8, the first time this account was used it ...
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Domain Account Does Not Receive Proper Se Privledges from Group Policies

I am attempting to install software that requires SeBackupPrivilege, SeDebugPrivilege, and SeSecurityPrivilegebut I cannot seem to get my Domain Account to retrieve these specific privileges. I ...
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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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Hide Network Icon in File Explorer on Server 2012

How can I had the Network icon within File Explorer in Windows Server 2012 via group policy? I can do this on 2008R2 using the Windows Explorer Extra's settings, but no such setting exists in Server ...
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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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Is it possible to add computers in a particular IP range to a particular Active Directory group?

I'm using AWS and have a VPC which is connected to the local network via a VPN. I can launch EC2 instances, put them in various subnets in various AZ's and connect to them via internal IP. I can also ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Using GPO to install/update java on windows terminal servers

We've been using GPO to manage java + reader installs on user PCs for a while now... I'm wondering if there would be any issue using the same method on terminal servers. How do you handle switching ...
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Configuring Service Login Credentials with Group Policy following MS14-025

With Microsoft security bulletin MS14-025, GPMC and related tools are now patched to no longer allow the use of configuration items within Group Policy Prefs that would embed obfuscated passwords. The ...
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Why is GPOTool not finding all my GPOs?

I have 91 group policy objects linked to my domain. When I run GPOTool it only finds and reports on 47. Why would the results be missing the rest? I am running Windows 2008 R2 on all 6 domain ...
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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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No “Compatibility View” Options

I'm working on setting up a GPO to push out some compatibility view settings for IE. But in my Group Policy editor there are no "Compatibility View" settings. I'm looking in Administrative Templates > ...
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Group Policy Mapping Printer

There seems to be lots of different ways to map printers, all appear not to work (for me). Im running a Windows 2008 Environment with windows 7 clients, simple, hey? No.. I have a printer connected ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 cannot rename Administrator account via GPO

On Windows Server 2012 R2 the Administrator account does not seem to be able to be renamed. Have created the normal Rename Administrator GPO: Comp config -> Policies -> Windows settings -> Security ...
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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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Server 2003R2 DC Windows 7 and disable auto updates

I run an environment with Server 2003 R2 DC's and mostly WIndows 7 clients with just a few XP clients. The problem I am having is that the Windows 7 PC's are installing updates on their own. We have ...
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GPP Delete policy not working on Windows Server 2008 R2 RDS when deleting shared printee

I have one AD Security group for each shared printer, I have one GPP that map the printer if the user is in the security group that belong to the printer. And one GPP to delete the printer if the user ...
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How to prevent Domain Users group from being added to local Users group

I do not want the Domain Users group to be automatically added to the local "Users" group when a computer joins the domain, but am struggling with finding how to prevent this. In the default domain ...
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Group Policy error 1006 with and error code 52

I have a hyper-v cluster operating on win2k8 R2 in a 2003 forest. These servers are at our NOC with a DC that connects to our PDC at HQ via a persistent VPN. The cluster boxes are reporting a error ...
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“The processing of Group Policy failed” while doing gpupdate

I'm trying to install MSI package from a Windows Server 2008 as a GPO in a computer-wide scope. When I log in to a Windows 7 client workstation and run: gpupdate /force I get the following error ...
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GPO extension to MPG and MPEG files

I have a 2008 R2 server with GPO that generates pop-up menus on extensions of GPG , MPG and MPEG files. This GPO is active in encoding servers. options that appear on the gpg files , mpeg , mpg are " ...
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How can I run a scheduled task on a Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller as a non-admin user?

I'm trying to run an exe as a scheduled task on a Windows 2008 R2 Domain Controller. The exe runs fine when I try and run it manually using an account which is a Domain Administrator, but I don't ...
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Is there a group policy or permission to create local shares?

I have some custom windows services which need the ability to create and remove local shares. In trying to lock down security, I also don't want to run the services as administrators. Is there a ...
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Provide a user with service start/stop permissions

I have a very basic domain that I use for development. I want to create a GPO that provides users in the Backup Operators group with start/stop permissions for two specific services on a specific ...
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Preventing Python as a gateway to CMD for Standard Users

Someone has hacked our system - using Python as a gateway to open command prompt as an admin - and the hacker shuts down computers remotely using shutdown /i. How can we prevent this using Group ...
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Is MSIZAP still useful, or is it obsolete?

I update flash using MSI files installed by group policy. However, with every update, about a third of the workstations fail to update (Windows Vista and Windows 7 32/64-bit editions). In the event ...
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IE: Cannot disable Settings button under Browsing history via group policy

Windows XP Pro SP3, IE8 (8.0.6001.18702), within local gpedit.msc I did the below: User Config/Admin Temp/Windows Comp/IE enabled: disable changing temporary internet file settings User ...
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GPO Templates Resource?

I am in the process of designing the group policies for my organization, and I'm wondering if there is somewhere I can go to look at templates, to see how other people have set theirs up, and even ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 Software Deployment on Active Directory - Schema Issue

We have two servers, one running Windows Server 2003 SP2 and one running Windows Server 2008 R2. Both servers have their own versions of Group Policy Management (1.0.2 on 2003 and 6.0.0.1 on 2008). ...
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Block or disable Ad-hoc connection

Is there any GPO or registry setting to block Ad-hoc connection in Window XP and Window 7. Please note that, We can't block Wireless connection, as user goes out of Office, for meeting client. I have ...
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Automatic binding of Windows 8 account with Live ID

Is it possible to do automatic binding of Windows 8 account with Live ID thru GPO, scripts, or some sort automated way that will basically do it for everyone in domain. There is an assumption that ...
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“hkcu\volatile environment” missing, hkcu\environment not read

This question is very similar to this one. Suddenly, my "HKCU\Volatile Environment" keys disappeared, and my system no longer reads HKCU\Environment unless I reset it explicitly using SETX (which I ...
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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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Manage Multiple Local Group Policy objects (GPO) with Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM)?

Is it possible to manage Multiple Local Group Policy objects (LGPO) with Microsoft Security Compliance Manager (SCM)? Specifically, I want to create different a LGPO for non-administrators. These are ...
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Group Policy Folder Redirection deleted my Documents folder

OK so i have a server 2008 R2 server with AD. I created a group policy for folder redirection of the documents folder and applied it. I logged on with my work machine (windows 7 32 bit) and the folder ...
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task scheduler - run interactively as any user with admin credentials

I'm trying to deploy a scheduled task with a GPO. The task is set to run at login and executes a batch file, which then executes an EXE file. However, I also need it to be interactive and run with ...
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Windows 7 Screen Saver timeout problems using GPO

In our Windows 2003 domain, we are enforcing screensavers with timeouts through GPO. The settings currently in effect are. Screen Saver = Enabled Screen Saver executable name =Enabled and ...