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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Windows7 Group policy restrictions accidentally apply to admin

I changed group policy on my machine preventing running any program except those in the list. I also prevented from running the cmd. Long story short, those restrictions now prevent me from changing ...
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Is there any programming level script that could be used to edit MMC?

I opened mmc.exe and from File>Add/delete snap-ins I added Group policy object editor for 6 users that are currently on my computer. I have to edit like 100 policies for each users and there are ...
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All Programs button via Group Policy

This article describes a method to get an "All Programs" button on the Windows 8.1 taskbar, but I would like to know how to do something like this via Group Policy so I can push it out to all of our ...
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Easiest and fastest way to distribute GPO for home pages for both Chrome and Firefox [closed]

It seems I having issues distributing home pages (that cannot be changed) on both Chrome and Firefox. I tried a method where a admin templete needed to be installed but it is not being changed nor ...
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How to give DBA Rights to Domain User Account

How can we give rights / permission to domain managed user account, to manage SQL Databases, typically a DBA Rights? I am on Windows OS.
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Give a right to domain user to manage his system's firewall

How can a we give a right to domain user to manage his system's firewall? We're having a Windows setup, and using Windows Server 2012 for managing domain group policies.
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Giving Rights to deploy IIS Sites to User Account in Windows

We're using Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, and has domain managed user accounts for our users, who do software development and testing. Most users has standard user rights. One problem I'm facing ...
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How to remove an imposed wallpaper?

I'm on Windows 7. Recently, someone had my computer and made himself the 'network administrator' He prevented me to change my desktop wallpaper Even if choose my own, his remains there ... Is there ...
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Is It There Any Way To Prevent Users From Creating God Mode Folders

we were working on a small company where IT policy have been implemented with restrictions like disabling wallpaper changes etc, But recently one of my company employee have just created godmode ...
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Group policy user settings block specific PC

I followed Microsoft's instructions on how to block a GPO but it's being applied. I have PC1 that I don't want roaming profiles to be applied to so in group policy went to delegation tab and went to ...
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Server 2008 not showing all the available GPO Policies

I am using server 2008 R2 and when i am trying to use GPO many policies templates are missing, I make sure filter is off. Please assist thanks
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DNS Errors through VPN Connection

I have a DirectAccess server on Windows Server 2012 R2. It is working well for most of my clients. I have one client (Windows 8.1), however, which has an old group policy on it with the wrong IP-HTTPS ...
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Disable auto log off windows server 2012

How to disable auto log off feature for a specific user in windows server 2012 using rdp Thanks for your time.
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Can I set the Password Policy on a GPO using Powershell?

I'm trying to automate configuration of a domain controller. I can create and link a GPO using Group Policy cmdlets in Powershell, but how can I set certain policies like the Password Policy for a ...
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How do you disable Pocket on Firefox 38 and up with GPO?

Firefox announced that their new version would be integrated with Pocket. I would like to disable this for my users in my domain. What is the best way to do this?
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How do I display a message on login for Windows 8/8.1?

I've configured the following settings in my local security policy: Interactive logon: Message text for users attempting to log on Interactive logon: Message title for users attempting to log on ...
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How to prevent GPO from mapping network drives on my PC?

I'm using a Windows 8.1 laptop I got from my workplace and it's a member of the workplace domain. The IT department at my workplace thinks it's a good idea to enforce mapped network drives for all ...
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How can I Compare Local Group Policies between Window Servers

I am working on installing a business application. I have it working on an "open" test server. I can't seem to get it working on a "hardened" production server. Without worrying about the details of ...
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Enabling/Disabling Group Policy On-Demand

I am currently working at a school that needs some Group Policy enforcements, which have been set up successfully. However, the teachers want to be able to enable/disable the "Run only specified ...
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Windows automatically installing updates and rebooting despite group policy

I have been trying to find any pertinent articles online regarding this problem, but haven't uncovered much that is helpful. For a couple months now I have been plagued with workstations and ...
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Restrict drive access on Windows Server 2003

I have a 2 TB Data drive. How can I deny access to it for specific users in my domain after 4 PM? Is there any group policy that can do this? Best Regards
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Active directory: what policy modify to prevent this?

I have allowed my user to shutdown and enable the shutdown button on menu as described here https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/816569 I give of course gpupdate,and no errors. But my desktop is ...
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Cannot run an application as a non-admin

Ladies and Gents, Please Help >_< Scenario: Hospital setting, all PC on the same domain and have a mess of GPOs pushed to them... An application (Horizon Blood Bank) compatible only on XP needs ...
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Old group policy screen lock stuck

My old sixth form college enforced some of their own policies when you linked a personal device with their email accounts. This included (a) maximum 15 minute screensaver delay and (b) compulsory ...
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Block unwanted change in system time on windows

I don't want users to be able to change the system time. For this, I have set the Group Policy "Change the system time" to include only my Administrator account. I want to know the validity of this ...
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Member of Local Administrator group but can't run cmd as admin

I am part of a domain, my personal user account is not the domain admin. However, I am a member of the local Administrators group. Even so, I can't open CMD as admin! When I try, it asks for the ...
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Server2012r2: Trusted sites greyed out in IE11

I have a problem with trusted sites definition in Win Server2012r2. I am not able to manually add any site since the "add" button is greyed out. My primary objective was to add particular web pages ...
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How can I edit local Group Policy settings using command line?

I'm attempting to throw together a script for work that allows BitLocker without a compatible TPM. The setting is "Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Bit Locker Drive ...
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Error upon File->Open, every time, in TextPad

I have a Windows 7 Professional desktop that I have begun to use, logged in as a network user to a Samba4 AD domain. Whenever I go to open a file within TextPad (e.g. by choosing Open from the File ...
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How to disable content view in windows explorer

Im trying to find a way to disable content view in windows explorer on windows 7 clients. I found this: ...
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Forcing Windows Update settings through Group Policy on a Server 2003 domain

I have an existing Server 2003 domain with Windows 7 clients. I'm trying to force the Windows Update policy to download and install updates on all clients at a scheduled time. All existing client ...
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How come UAC logs are not being stored in Event Viewer?

In Event Viewer, under Applications and Services Logs, UAC logs are not being stored. How do I enable them? Could Domain/OU group policy have them disabled? If so where can I see that it is disabled ...
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Dir command not working on one UNC Share

We have a process that runs in SQL Server which executes a DIR command on the local network using a UNC path to check that the files generated by another system are all there, as part of an audit ...
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Export the local group policy editor settings

I opened mmc.exe and from File>Add/delete snap-ins I added Group policy object editor for a specific user. Now after changing the settings I want to be able to export the settings and in future I ...
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How to give permission to user groups rather than only a user?

I opened mmc.exe and from File>Add/delete snap-ins I added Group policy object editor for a specific user. From here I an give and deny access to many settings(around 100 in my case) on the ...
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What causes CTRL-ALT-DELETE to be enabled on a non-domain-joined system?

Recently, on my personal laptop running Windows 7, my login screen turned into a CTRL-ALT-DELETE secure login screen. I've looked around for reasons why this might be the case, and the only indication ...
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Userinit value is replaced by wrong string

I am dealing with a quite difficult issue. On 2 HP ProBooks there are 2 user accounts each. One admin and one standard. The admin user works fine, but the standard user isn't able to log in since it ...
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Allow standard Windows 7 users to install updates to 3rd party pre-installed software (no domain)

I have a group of Windows 7 users that are part of a Windows Workgroup (no A/D), with limited local rights (users). I have set the accounts to have the ability to run Windows updates, though, they do ...
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How to prevent Windows from accessing a directory inside a share?

At work, domain group policy is set to display a background image located in a shared folder. The path is similar to: \\example\gpo\desktop.jpg The image is ugly and distracting. Unfortunately, ...
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Active Directory on Windows Server Standard Group Policy Custom Interface not working

I am trying to create a group policy to lock down specific computers to be used as a kiosk. I have created a user account in active directory to use on the kiosks and set up a group policy in the ...
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Block User account Control GPO on PC

I am a local administrator on my win 8 PC which is on a domain. In order for the Win 8 apps to work I need to have both UAC and the firewall enabled. They are being disabled by a domain GPO. Is it ...
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Iexplorer.exe as Custom User Interface - Restart if closed?

I'm currently configuring a Kiosk machine using "IExplore.exe -K" as a replacement shell, everything is working fine. Unfortunately you can still kill the IExplore.exe session by hitting Alt-F4. ...
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Applocker Exceptions issue with Photoshop Droplets

I have Applocker configured (GPO) to block .exe files from executing on %OSDRIVE%/* unless they live in %PROGRAMFILES%* and %WINDIR%*. This prevents users from running self-executing applications, ...
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Most files and all folders have read only permissions [duplicate]

I recently installed windows 7 64 bit on a SSD and now, it appears that all of my folders and most of my files are read only. I have tried to remove the read only aspect of them, or take ownership of ...
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Must I purchase Windows Server to set policies or enable domain login?

If I want to setup a few Windows 7 or 8 PCs to only permit logins using domain accounts, must I fork out the cash to purchase a Windows Server for this? Or a LDAP server such as the Apache DS or even ...
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Group Policy install software PER USER

Need to deploy an MSI file with Group Policy. No other software deployment options are available, so no SCCM, etc. Here is what I need: 1. Software must be deployed PER USER. 2. Software must ...
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Reflect HKLM/SOFTWARE/Policies registry changes to HKCU/Software/MS/Win/CV/GPOs

Ok so I have a Local Group Policy (under Computer Config, not User Config) to force install extensions in Chrome. This policy needs to run for every user of the computer. The value is going to change ...
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Deploying webcams with Lync via RDP

I am currently working on an IT project for my internship regarding the implementation of webcams and Lync via RDP on thin-clients. The goal is to let users, who are logged in on a thin-client via ...
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Dollar sign '$' in the output of whoami in Windows

It is a domain environment. There are several machines, connection to whom must be performed under user joined specific groups ("Super Manager Users" and "Super Admin Users"). But there is some issues ...
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When Windows 7 tells me 'Consider changing your password', how long have I got until password expiry?

I'm on a corporate desktop, running Windows 7. We have a password expiration policy which mandates that passwords are changed every month or so (not sure of the exact period). When password expiry ...