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RDP connection to admin account activates group policy

I have a stand alone win XP sp 3 machine with two users. Admin and user. The user has group policy activated and limited access but the admin has full access. For some reason connecting via remote ...
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Pushing out LGP to many machines without AD

I have a school with 50 Windows machines that I would like to make edits to prevent the kids from changing the wallpapers ect... when they log into a student account. We don't have a Windows Server ...
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Microsoft support document with odd instructions: applying local policies to all users except administrators

I'd like to use the group policy editor to apply restrictions to all user accounts except that of the administrator on a Windows XP computer. In Windows Vista and up, this is easy to do as you're ...
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Hide everything on desktop (taskbar, etc.) except certain icons for one Windows XP user account

I'd like to limit what appears on the desktop of a computer running Windows XP Professional for one user account. The account will be used by young children to play simple educational games in a play ...
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How can I add some websites link to browser's favorite(bookmark) for users in domain using batch script?

I wanna add some website's link into all users bookmark(favorite in IE) automatically when user log in to windows using batch script or something like that? Is there any policy in windows server 2003 ...
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Is auditing possible on Windows XP Home Edition?

Although Windows XP Professional has (a lot more) control over Security issues, Windows XP Home Edition does allow the regular user to probe around and allows to set Security settings on folders and ...
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Power scheme not applying in Group Policy

I've created a new GPO and created a power scheme under computer configuration. I've disabled the User configuration part of this GPO. In this power scheme I have the action selected to create a new ...
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324 views

Editing GPO Programmatically

I have a batch file that I'm using to update a large group of computers. This batch file works, for the most part. Where it fails is when the computer has been set up to "Disable Active Desktop" under ...
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777 views

How to administrate computer locked down with group policy?

I have an XP machine where I want to lock it down and prevent what users can do on it. I have disabled the control panel (along with a bunch of other stuff) using group policy. This way the user ...
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Windows Network Bridge Connections Greyed Out

I can bridge the connection under administrator account. I have disabled the prohibit installation and configuration of Network Bridge on your DNS domain network Group Policy setting. The option to ...
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430 views

Customize the WinXP/7 logon screen behaviors

How customizable is the Windows XP/7 logon screen via group policy? For example, can I do any of the following: Display a custom error message on logon failure? Popup a custom app that launches ...
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Force shutdown from a remote system [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Shutdown whole network computers What I want to do is to allow EVERYONE Force shutdown from a remote system control. But, I don't want to do this manually because ...
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Is there any way to connect to my WinXP computer remotely using RDC when its disabled in settings?

I forgot to enable the checkbox "Allow Users to connect remotely to this computer" in "My computer" properties of my work computer. (WinXP SP3). Now I need to RDC (mstsc) to this computer from a ...
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Bat file to change group policy

Based on the answer to this question: Windows XP: is it possible to log startup and shutdown times in the system event log? I want to be able to add it to a batch file, but have no idea how to go ...
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381 views

Lock down a workstation

I need to lock down a workstation so a local user named "Assistant1" can not launch any applications except Notepad. Can anyone tell me where to start? The OS is Windows XP SP2 or SP3. The computers ...
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1answer
561 views

Cannot seem to disable ability to view temporary internet files via group policy [closed]

Duplicate on Server Fault: Cannot seem to disable ability to view temporary internet files via group policy Windows XP Pro SP3, IE8 (8.0.6001.18702), within local gpedit.msc I did the below: ...
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Window XP should Login with only 1 user created on Windows Server 2003 [closed]

As I have many user on my server, I have created a domain. I want my system to Login with only 1 specific username and password and not by others. Which policy should be applied?
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How can I access User Rights Assignment in Windows XP Home Edition?

I have a computer running Windows XP Home Edition SP3. To run a script I've developed that automates printer installations, I need to make some changes to the user group so that limited users can run ...
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Recovery Windows XP Active Desktop for Restricted Users

We have public accounts out on our manufacturing floor so that people without Active Directory accounts can use some basic functions. These public accounts are locked down pretty good through our ...
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Run a script at logoff on XP Home?

Is this possible without having a process running continuously, listening for WM_QUERYENDSESSION or similar? (or worse still, loading a DLL into the Winlogon process) (Also unacceptable: write a ...
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1answer
484 views

Can I disable the warning when a group policy restricts program execution?

I'm running Windows XP SP3 Pro and I've set up a GPO that prevents the execution of a file. It works fine, but when I try to execute that file I get a warning dialog: This operation has been ...
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Require password after screen saver

In the screen saver settings for xp/w7 Our "wait time" and "On resume, display logon screen" are greyed out. We've been told there is no group policy to cause this. Wait time is set to 15 minutes and ...
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Change group policy using windows CMD

I want to change the group policy setting that applies the value of the Windows Update WSUS server location HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\WUServer and ...
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299 views

Refresh rate being reset to outside monitor native resolution?

I have a 25-unit computer lab that are hooked up to Dell Optiplex 960s. It seems that every time the computer goes into standby, or is left alone for long enough, it resets the refresh rate to 85 ...
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Startup, Shutdown, and applying computer settings?

At work, I login to my computer (XP) using domain. It takes long time at "running startup scripts", long time at "running shutdown scripts" and ages at "Applying computer settings". I checked local ...
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Disable Access to Drives for Limited Users in Windows

How can I restrict users from accessing certain drives or partitions for Limited User Account in Windows XP/Vista/7. Kinldy guide me, there was something about Group User policy but guide me in steps ...
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Windows XP logon script batch file [closed]

How can I write Windows XP logon batch files? Do you have any examples of such files?
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617 views

Desktop Background Group Policy - Windows XP, SBS 2008

I'm applying a desktop background via a group policy on user's PC's. It works fine on most, except for two PC's on which the desktop background is only applied to 1/5th of the background. The rest of ...
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Change local time on XP box - local admin but group policy restricts time change

I am a developer in need of doing some temporal unit testing on my local XP box. I am local admin but there is a group policy enforced centrally that prohibits changing local time (a severe case of ...
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590 views

GPO to disable/hide language selection on Windows XP

Is there a group policy to hide the language selection on the Windows XP taskbar? I need to set this on several machines so don't want to go hiding it one by one.
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Set Windows XP desktop background with group policy

I need to set a specific desktop background picture to a number of Windows XP machines. Is it possible to use some group policy for this or must I do it one by one?
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348 views

How do I configure privileges for a Standard user account?

How do I limit the features of a Standard user account, without affecting the Admin account?
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971 views

How can I restrict a guest account from accessing the Group Policy Editor?

I am the admin of a Windows XP machine and I would like to make so that the guest account cannot access the Group Policy Editor. Is there any way to do that?
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Windows Update when Group Policy Forbids

I am in the administrators group for my local Windows XP machine and I would like to get updates via http://update.microsoft.com/[1]. However, this is prevented via the group policy: Network ...
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Windows XP remove certain abilities for groups

In my environment, I want to prevent temporary users(guests and such), from shutting down the computer. From within Windows. I would have thought this option would be listed in the USER/Groups ...
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Making an XP based computer apply policy template to only certain users

I have a device running Windows XP that is not on a domain. I want to lock the non-admin user down. I got the SteadyState .adm templates files for lock down (using SteadyState caused problems with my ...