Group Policy is a feature of the Microsoft Windows NT family of operating systems that control the working environment of user accounts and computer accounts.

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Device manager access for non admins

Windows 7, 64bit. Is it possible to allow non admins to access and edit the device manager? Currently when logged in as a non admin and I try to access the device manager I see the following; I ...
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Local group policy for all users

Windows 7, 64bit. I have two simple .bat scripts created, one which runs at logon, the other at logoff. The .bat files are located in C:\bat. Other users have access to this folder. The contents of ...
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Setting time zones with Site based Group Policy

Setting up a Group policy to configure Time Zones based on Site location.
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How can I automatically import a certificate to a Windows GPO?

I'm looking for a way to import a root certificate into a specific active directory group policy object. I've tried certutil -dspublish but that would only publish it to a global AD store. How can I ...
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Which user execute a GPO which is granted to unpriviledged user?

When a unprivileged user (or a machine account) of a AD DS domain is granted to execute a GPO. Which user actually execute it for him? Is it possible to choose the user which execute the GPO, ...
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Shutdown still available on Ctrl+Alt+Del screen despite being disabled from group policy on Windows 10

We're experiencing an issue on Windows 10. When disabling the Shutdown option for users via Group Policy, the option disappears from the Start Menu, but doesn't disappear on the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen. ...
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Need help locating DC in location

I created a DC and joined a server to that domain. I created a service account in AD, and now I am trying to install an application on that server and use that service account, but I received an ...
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Windows 10 group policy update settings changes automatically

I have Windows 10 pro and I have edited the group policy for Windows Update and have set it to notify me to download. My problem is that after a few days Windows automatically download updates and ...
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Local admin security group doesn't work on remote users

I am facing issue while providing admin rights, by adding user ids to the Local Admin security group, to the VPN users (remote users). I can see the security group's name in the list of applied ...
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About Group Policy: 'Do not allow pinning Store app to the Taskbar'

Using Windows 10 (TH2 Update), I need to enable this policy: User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar\Do not allow pinning Store app to the Taskbar The problem is that I ...
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Restrict Access to the Microsoft Store

I am trying to disable the windows store locally our Windows 10 machines. In group policy I set Turn off the Store application to Enabled: I then rebooted the machine. When I tried to access the ...
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Is there a non-invasive way of preventing the computer from locking out after “x” seconds?

By non-invasive, I mean not having to install softwares/apps. Due to a group policy, my work computer locks out after 60 seconds of inactivity. Though I understand why such a rule has been put into ...
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Limit programs based off group policy [migrated]

what I am 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 should ...
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How do I make Quick Access in Windows 10 update to the Folder Redirections path?

We have a Domain Network configured with Group Policy to enable folder redirection on all client machines for Desktop, Documents etc. This group policy is applied and works perfectly, however, the ...
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Chrome web notifications

I am trying to use this API: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/docs/Web/API/notification When I go onto that page, Chrome prompts me to accept notifications which I do, but when I click on the Notify ...
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How can I uninstall TeamViewer (multiple versions) from all computers on a domain?

We have switched our remote support software away from TeamViewer. We have around 100 computers (multiple Windows versions) that have TeamViewer (multiple versions) installed that need to be ...
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Windows network interface dns registration enable via GPO(Automate).

I have the need to set the "enable dns registration" flag on the forticlient PPPoP wan adapter. Doing this manually can consume very much time in a large deployment. I would need a way to automate ...
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Is group policy management available only on Windows server 2003,2008 or 2012 only?

Hi i want to know that is Is group policy management available only on Windows server 2003,2008 or 2012 only or we can do that on windows 7 or 8 also. i want to manage software deployment on 10 ...
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Which registry key is modified by Security Policy SeDebugPrivilege?

I'm trying to find the registry key(s) that are modified by the Security Policy "Debug Programs" - aka SeDebugPrivilege in Windows 8. I remember once seeing a web page that would identify each ...
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Deny Execute Access on Removable drives (Windows XP)

I have my old computer with "Windows XP" on it. I was thinking if I could prevent the execution of .EXE .BAT .VBS and .LNK on Removable Devices. I can't find "Deny Execute Access" on Group Policy. Is ...
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Is it possible to block specific Windows Updates (e.g. 3035583) using local group policy or other means?

This is on a 64-bit Windows 7 Professional. I had this problem that I used to have my Windows Update setting set to Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them but ...
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Manage USB Bitlocker Keys through Windows Domain

I have read though many articles including this to figure out how to manage recovery keys for USB drives in a Domain. However this article is mainly detailing how to recover domain attached PC drives ...
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Shutdown -i access denied

I am looking to do a simple shutdown of a computer in my dorm room. I am under a schools server and I get access denied when trying to remote shutdown with an IP address. Is there a way to bypass this ...
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Network Printers, Group Policy & Normal Users

I have a strange issue and I am wondering if someone can explain the answer to me. My system is running a GPO with a security policy. Within that policy I have the following setting enabled: Devices: ...
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Group Policy Logoff/Logon

If Exist "\\10.4.1.22\sysvol\corp.ubiquitygs.com\scripts\Logons\%username%.txt" goto notlogon echo %username% logged in from %computername% > ...
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Group policy: Why does the firewall GUI disagree with the HNetCfg COM Object?

I have some code that verifies the firewall status on the current machine by querying FirewallEnabled on an HNetCfg COM object. When running in domain B where the firewall state is controlled by ...
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How to remove groups from ntfs directories and files via command line ? (Win 2008r2)

I need to remove a group from an ntfs directory (win 2008 R2) via the command line. I've tried the windows "icacl" command and have removed the permissions, but the group/sid remains. Is there a way ...
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Prevent enforcing password policy on non domain Windows 10 after adding corporate mail account?

The question is mostly in the subject - I have a home Windows 10 pro installation (with the very latest November update as of this post) that's obviously not on my company domain. I want to add my ...
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Replace Normal.dotm via GPO not working

I don't even want to ask as it seems such a simple problem, but I fear I have to as none of the google suggestions worked for me. I am trying to replace the "Normal.dotm" file which is located in ...
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The effect of Acronis image restore on Windows 7 password expirations

I have a question about how user account password expiration works within Windows 7. I have been able to fine some explanations online about individual aspects of my situation, but nothing which ...
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Log out from another computer using GPO

is there a way that i can logoff automatically my account after logging in to another computer? what i want to happen is that when i log in from a new computer, i want my previous computer to log off ...
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Blocked by Group Policy: trying to install TCP/IPv4 (Windows 10)

So I uninstalled Winsock and Winsock2 registry keys and now cannot connect to the internet. I am using the following walkthrough to try and reinstall Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) but every ...
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Some users cannot browse using Internet Explorer 11 on some computers, but other users on same machine can

Issue I've experienced an issue on few PCs (Windows 7 SP1) where specific users are unable to browse external websites but can browse internal via IE 11 (all other browsers work). If another user ...
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GPO mapping network drive to multiple groups and location

I am trying to link multiple network drive based on their groups, to their local server. We have multiple file sharing server on each sites, all are mirror of another server at another sites. So, I ...
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For STIG Findings, Installation of Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Runtime Librares failed

On a isolated Windows 7 SP1 machine, with the following registry entry for Users is set to 0x00010000(65536) fails the installation of the Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Runtime Libraries ...
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Windows 10 unable to connect over ethernet

I've been using wifi on this machine since I upgraded to Windows 10, however my wireless router is starting to die, so I got an ethernet cable to not have to worry about it until I get a new router. ...
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Please help me with Group Policy Object Editor

I had these questions. I think i blew it but would like to know what the answer should be. I don't have any real world experience with Group Policy Objects You have applied a group policy on ...
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“Namespace is already defined” Error when using Group Policy Editor

I am having an issue with the following error appearing every time I open the group policy editor on my computer running Windows 10 Pro x64 with the November Update applied. I do not frequent the ...
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Run a Logon Script for User Group for Domain Server

I've been searching for an hour and have not had any success so if I overlooked this as a previously answered question please let me know. I am trying to have a logon script that maps drives on all ...
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How to give another admin access to GPMC.msc

We have a new Admin. I was the sole author of Group Policy Management Console. The other admin can't see all the policies. He sees many items that are "Inaccessible" How can I give him access to a ...
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Offline caching not working on any Windows System

We have configured the personal drive to be the cache for users who are using laptops through a group and group policy, but since we upgraded our Domain level from 2003 to 2008 it doesn’t cache all of ...
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Modifying default behavior of 'Logoff' Windows 7 Pro

I have an appliance that runs windows 7 pro, and is very locked down as to what a user is able to do. When it is running in the standard case, the only options the user has are logoff, restart, or ...
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How to disable Windows 10 memory compression?

my former wrong assumption: it drains my notebook battery and I've no shortage of RAM. In Task manager you see ntoskrnl.exe is eating more CPU time than any other process. this feature does not appear ...
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What do these Novell registry entries do? What happens if I delete them?

The following reg folders are in Computer -> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SOFTWARE -> Novell -> ZCM -> Group Policy What are they, what do they do, and what will happen if I delete them?
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Change MSI log location to network share for GPO deployments

TLDR: how do I set the equivalent of the /L*V "C:\package.log" msiexec cmdline option in a transforms file? I have an MSI I want to push to several computers in a domain. I'd like to look at the MSI ...
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Windows 10 GPO to only allow running of specific unsigned applications

Is there any way to allow specific applications to run in a domain controlled environment (AD), where "User Account Control: Only elevate executables that are signed and validated" is set - i.e. some ...
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How to copy registry keys for this?

I wanted to restrict access to a particular program, for which I used Software Restriction Policy in the Group Policy Editor. I want to do this on multiple computers so I tracked down the registry key ...
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Can not set audit policy settings in windows 8.1, no matter what I do

I am totally unable to change the settings for "Audit account logon events", "Audit account management", and "Audit log on events" in Local Group Policy Editor no matter what I do. I have followed ...
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SBS2008 - GMPC Admin Templates error

Recently, when accessing the GPMC on a client SBS2008 box, all of my User Configuration Policies returns an error: "An error has occurred while collecting data from Administrative Templates" When ...
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Windows Server 2008r2sp1 GPP not being applied to Windows 10 workstations

Workstation: Windows 10 and Windows 7sp1 Server: 2008r2sp1 Standard Domain Controller. I've created a GPO GPP to delete some files on the users desktop. The GPO is linked to the OU which contains ...