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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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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gpresult for local users on local machine?

I would like to list the group policies for local users on a machine I'm setting up. However, when I run gpresult /v /u localmachine\user I get the error that I do have to specify a server name, and ...
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Group Policy does not open in windows 8

gpedit.msc in run or search does not opens group policy editor. Instead it shows an error message that it cannot find 'gpedit.msc'
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Unable to completely disable Offline Files feature for Windows 7 in GPO

I have been trying to completely disable the offline files feature for all the W7 PCs on the domain that I manage. I have been unable to. I do not want this feature as it creates unwanted, largely ...
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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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Allow one Windows user to only execute 2 applications

I'm using Windows 8 Pro. I'm trying to create a very limited Windows account. The account will only have: Remote Desktop Access Shell replaced by our own in-house application Access to the one FTP ...
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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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Mapping Network Drive To Computer OU With GPO

I have a computer that I want to map a network drive to no matter who logs into it. I have crated a security group linking the member to the computer. I created a GPO and added the security group to ...
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How do I remove or disable the search box in windows explorer on Windows 2008 R2?

I need a way to disable the search box from Windows Explorer. I've found a way to do this with the Start menu, but not in Windows Explorer.
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Deny running batch files

How can I deny users of my network to run any batch files in their user level? I want it to return them an access denied message OR delete the script entirely. Any ideas?
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Using Win Server 2008 Group Policy to create printer and default colour

I have created a GPO to create a printer & default it from a shared printer on the server when logged in to domain. The shared printer on the server is configured to default colour: Black & ...
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Windows 2008 R2 App Locker define times program is opened

I am testing AppLock currently. I have create a GroupPolicyObject and added a Executable rule. The .exe I am referencing for this test is Calc.exe . How would I define that I only want want two ...
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Windows 2008 Server GPO Add personal shares

Right now each employee has their own share on the file server that uses their first initial of their first name and their last name (ex. jsmith). Of course John Simth has to be logged on to access ...
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Permissions assigned to Domain Users do not propagate

We use Microsoft Windows 2008 Server as our DCs, and use group policies to distribute access to network shares, software packages etc. Distribution of software packages is done throught LANDesk ...
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Copy all GPOs (with links?) from domain to domain

I'm trying to copy the GPOs that are set up in a domain to another one - just to save a lot of configuring. The domains OUs are identical - except from domain name and machine names. While searching ...
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I mapped networked drives with GPO but users are not seeing networked drives?

I followed the instructions here: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2009/01/07/using-group-policy-preferences-to-map-drives-based-on-group-membership.aspx I successfuly mapped drives but when ...
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Does disabling the 'Windows Firewall' service actually work?

When I go the 'Windows Firewall' section of the Windows Control Panel, I'm told "For your security, some settings are managed by your system administrator. If I click 'Turn Windows Firewall on or ...
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Configuring group policy to bypass proxy server for local addresses and adding a domain to trusted root certificate authorities

I am an intern who has just started in a new company. I have never used the group policy editor before. However I suggested that I believed it is possible to accomplish the two tasks we wish using the ...
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How do I find out which programs were blocked by my group policy?

I have to lock down a company computer so that it becomes reasonably difficult to perform anything but the intended tasks with it. As one of the steps, I have restricted the programs that are allowed ...
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Apply registry settings via group policy, server 2003

I Windows 7 Workstations, I need to disable a certain Outlook plugin across the entire domain. I need to change this D-WORD key in the registry: ...
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Create Local Policy for one Domain User on one PC

Basically I am trying to restrict a specific domain user's actions, such as setting the screensaver, on a windows 7 PC. I've searched round the web only to be confronted with lots of help for ...
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Windows 7: Edit group policy from command line [duplicate]

I'm writing an installer and need to change the All Users' wallpaper. I can do this from the group policy editor GUI, but need to do so from my installer. I can't just edit the registry as it gets ...
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Prevent users from installing Windows Updates

This may belong on ServerFault, but Ill start here and if it gets moved, fine Im trying to find a solution that prevents users from installing Windows/Automatic Updates on their workstations/laptops. ...
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Cannot Find A Group Policy That I'd Like To Disable

There's an Active Directory group policy specific to Google Chrome in place to enforce: startup URLs blocking auto-updating (locking to a particular version) This policy writes entries to ...
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Protecting group policy

I want to protect my group policy, but I don't have any idea about how to do that. Is there anybody who can help? I want to create a policy to disable certain groups from editing defined policies, ...
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How do I grant a user permission to add local users in Windows 7?

How do I grant a local user account the permission to add other local users in Windows 7 Professional? The important point is, that the local user who should be able to create new accounts must not ...
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Disable USB mass storage via group policy based on the time of day?

I would like to disable USB mass storage for a group of users during specific hours of the day (lets say, 9AM to 5PM). I know that with Windows Server 2008, there is a group policy that will disable ...
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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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Can I use Group Policy or another method to determine which Services startup by User or Group?

We have an application that we use that loads as a service on logon, and I'd like to disable the service from running when an Administrator logs in to their account. I've done some research and ...
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Change desktop background Windows 7

Due to group policies enforced on our systems, we can't change the background of our desktop. The IE's "Set as desktop background" is working, but the change is not permanent. If anyone can tell a ...
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Can I add ADMX files via symbolic links?

Is it possible to add Group Policy templates (ADMX files) on a local Windows 7 machine by creating a symbolic link (soft link) in the C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions folder that points to an ADMX file ...
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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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How to enable CredSSP

I am trying to use the -Authentication CredSSP switch when entering with PowerShell (2.0) in order to remotely launch a Script that can write to files or set up new PSDrives. I get an error when I ...
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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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Shared folders and permissions (windows 7)

I am creating a few files for particular users and groups with limited permissions, basically read and execute. So, its works just fine. The problem is that when a user is trying to delete a file ...
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Why is the add user or group button not available on the group policy editor for Remote Desktop Services Properties?

I have a Windows 2008 R2 Server, and I'm trying to give a domain user who is NOT domain admin the rights to login to this box via RDC. I'm logged in as a domain admin. Here's where I am: When I ...
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Windows 7 - How to run a script at shutdown but not at logoff

I was wondering if anyone knows how to configure a Windows 7 x64 Enterprise install that is on a domain to run a script if the user attempts to shutdown the computer - but I dont want the script to ...
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Restrict admin shares

My users need local admin rights but I'd like to restrict the admin shares (c$) to domain admins only. I was reading about adding nt authority\interactive to the local administrator group, but i don't ...
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When setup is removed from windows installer cache?

I observe strange behavior on several notebooks. All of them have application installed as an MSI package, through GPO deployment, from the network share. But when this network share is inaccessible, ...
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How can I create a bouncing logo screensaver?

I'm looking to create a basic screensaver, background set to a specific color, with a specific image (or images) bouncing around on the computer screen. For reference, the majority of the computers ...
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Mapped Network Drives not available in Citrix application depending on local machine

It's simpler than the title suggests. When I log into a remote application via Citrix XenApp from Box A (Windows XP) and Box B (Windows 7) I can see all local physical disks and locally mapped ...
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Remove Drive Map GPOs that are no longer being applied

I have a Windows 7 64-bit Pro laptop that had some GPOs on it (user and computer) for various things including some drive mappings that the laptop won't be able to access from its normal location. I ...
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domain gpo logon script not executing for administrators

I have a Windows 2008 DC with a logon script in the default policy. This script has been tested and works if executed manually for admins and users. However, when I login with an administrator it ...
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List modified policy options

In Windows 8, how can I find out what local policies I have modified from their default No Set values? Basically, I've tinkered with my Windows 8 laptop until i finally like it after 3 or 4 months of ...
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can not apply network map drive from “windows server 2008r2” on “windows 8” client

We recently migrated our client machines to Windows 8 but the server still runs Windows 2008r2. When we are trying to apply create network drive from the server using GPO, it does not reflect on the ...
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Can I prevent users from closing a web browser window?

I have a Windows 8 machine that will be setup in a training room. The training modules run through a web browser. I don't want the users to be able to close the browser or open any other programs, so ...
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Is it possible to set the DNS server by user?

Is it possible to change the DNS server and flush the DNS cache based on the user that is logged in via a Windows group policy or login script?
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Override Network Administration Settings

Is there a way to override settings set by a network administrator for Windows? I'm having all kinds of problems updating and sharing WiFi because it's "been disabled by the network administrator." ...
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W8 Disabling Corporate Security Policies

On my home PC I installed W8 several months ago - no problems. When I used the metro/tile interface to access my exchange mail account I was forced to accept a security policy from my employer (I ...
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How to overwrite a group policy - homepage

I'm in IT at my work but can't change the group policies. I want to know if theres a local script or registry change I can use that overwrites or changes the homepage policy. Basically I just want ...