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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Modify 30 second wait period when RDP'ing to computer with user already logged in

In Windows 7, when remotely connecting to a workstation that already has a user logged in, it prompts the local user that someone is trying to connect and offers them 30 seconds to deny access. I ...
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Windows 7: Disable Lock Workstation After 10 Minutes Using Group Policy

On my Windows 7 PC the system becomes locked after 10 minutes of inactivity. Usually I would find this setting next to the screen-saver configuration. The setting is grayed out, however. I think this ...
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Logging in via Active Directory doesn't work the first time

We use Active Directory, but one computer in particular has a slight issue. When you log into the domain (regardless of the user account used) it will not work the first time round. Windows will say ...
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Run Windows Server 2011 in kiosk mode and hide windows all together

I want to configure windows on boxes that I can ship to customers that needs to be deprived of any "windows" brand. In fact, I created a web server running on this windows box to configure the parts ...
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How to find Group Policy settings for related Microsoft Office options ?

I have been looking for a mapping between the options you see on the Office 2010 applications and the equivalents for setting through group policy but I have been unable to find something that is at ...
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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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using setfacl to give access to another user without giving access to a group

I have a user that I use for backup, and I use setfacl to give that user access to files. However, setfacl changes the base ACL entry for group and some applications require that the base ACL entry ...
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Device installation forbidden by system policy

I just bought a Logitech G500 mouse, but Windows 7 will not let me install it. I get this error: Installation prevented by policy When I try to update the driver through the device manager, I ...
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How to create user group in gpedit.msc on Windows 7 Ultimate

I have created four user accounts on my laptop and want to divide them into two groups. Each group will be given limited access to an application. For example group 1 can access only the desktop and ...
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How to clear or remove domain-applied group policy settings after leaving the domain

It is a win7 ultimate x64 machine. The machine was in a domain where it got those group policy settings. Now it has left the domain but it still receives the settings from the group policy. For ...
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How to disable Protected Mode in Internet Explorer 9?

I need to disable Protected Mode for the Local Intranet in Internet Explorer 9. So I go into Wrench/Internet Options/Security Tab/click on Local Intranet. The Enable Protected Mode checkbox is ...
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Is is possible to bypass GPO on external USB drive? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Temporarily remove Group Policy in Windows 7 I have an external drive that I need to get some source from, and the GPO is preventing me from using the drive. Is it ...
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Unable to change Windows file permissions [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: All folders are Read-Only (Windows) My work computer runs Windows Vista, on a typical Windows network (not sure which version of Windows server). I am the owner of my ...
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Setting the group policy without the console in Windows 7 Home Premium

I am trying to suppress the prompt that Windows Update provides after an update. All of the permanent solutions that I have found use the group policy management console to adjust the settings. I'm ...
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Create “homework only” account on Windows

Like most kids, my kids love computers, and if I let them, they'd camp out on it every waking hour Facebooking and playing video games. So we have an app that limits their time each day (trying to ...
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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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group writable file not writable [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux Group Permissions I have a file with following permissions $ ls -l setup.txt -rwxrwxr-x 1 www-data www-data 10741 2011-10-12 14:15 setup.txt I belong to ...
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NETWORK_SERVICE Keeps returning to Windows 7 Local Group Policies

I am attempting to reconfigure the Windows 7 group policies on a laptop using the Local Group Policy Editor. Several of the fields for User Rights assignment are giving me trouble (Computer ...
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Want to clean Group Policy from my machine (Vista 64) before I update to Windows 7

On my way home from a visit to Virginia, I purchased a machine from Best Buy (a couple years ago). I didn't want them to put all the sales crap on the machine and it was the only one Dell left with a ...
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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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How can I see a list of all users on the logon screen?

I'm trying to "configure" my Windows 7 Professional logon screen to facilitate multiple users for a shared-computer environment. Could someone please share how to make it NOT only display the last ...
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Windows 7 - Login/Logoff so slow

I´m using Windows 7 64 bit in an environment with AD, GP and local profil. I changed my profile to local. Everytime when I power on my system (After entering username and password) or select shutdown ...
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Windows 7 user permissions

I have Windows 7 on my computer. I want two user accounts: 1. Admin and 2. Normal User I want to prevent the normal user from: Installing programs Using USB Watching videos on Facebook or YouTube, ...
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IE8 Windows 7 Group Policy

Currently when a user logs into a machine it opens IE8 to our intranet home page. I was wondering how/if I could set it to have two tabs open. The first one to our intranet home page and the second to ...
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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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Using the command “id” in Linux?

I have some doubts with the use of the command id in Linux... I have added one user(andre) to the group "github-total", do if I do id andre I got: $ id andre uid=500(andre) gid=500(andre) ...
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How to get ACL to allow group to have permission to folder

I'm a little confused on how to get this working. I have ACL working and I need to create two goups: github-total: group that the users in that group have permissions to the folder "/var/git" to ...
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Duplicate Super Administrator

Is there a way to duplicate the Super Administrator account on Vista? Please don't ask why I want to know or suggest alternatives I would like just a simple yes or no with an explanation To ...
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Cannot connect to WiFi networks after installing Asus ATK drivers

I have installed ATKACPI driver and hotkey-related utilities. I cannot connect to WiFi networks after that (Windows doesn't show available networks), if I'm logged in as a non-administrative user. It ...
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Setup Excel 2007 To Open New Sheets In New Window

If my users have Excel 2007 open and double click on another Excel document in explorer (or goto file open and open a new one), this document is opened within the same window. Can I configure every ...
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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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USB password prompt on plug-in [closed]

I want to create a security feature in Windows 7/XP, where if any random person plugs in his USB, it'll ask for the admin(or any other) password. This security is implemented at a very low level, ...
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Possible to “insist” a certain list of accounts via Restricted Groups?

I would like to mandate the members of the Local Administrator group in the domain. Group Policy would add members if they are missing, and remove them if they shouldn't be there, as judged by this ...
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Office 2007/2010 My Places Bar

I'm in the process of rolling out Outlook 2010 to all the users in our organization in our Citrix farm environment. Its going pretty smoothly except for one snagging problem. When users try to ...
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Users removed from Local Administrators Group after reboot?

I have a windows 7 image that I will deploy to a system. I leave the initial account as the local administrator available for any modifications that need to happen to the computer down the road. I ...
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Running Elevated Logon Script

I have to run a powershell script every time a user logs on. This script needs to be run elevated. Is there a way to do this with out prompting the user. I am currently running the script using on ...
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Is there anyway to remove denied permissions from a group for a folder if I dont have access?

I'm hoping the answer is yes. Due to my ignorance, I denied the 'Everyone' group all read access from one of my folders containing needed information because I did not want people on my network being ...
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Deploying Windows Service through group policy fails with Event ID 102

I'm trying to deploy a custom Windows Service (written in C#; installed through a VS setup project) using a group policy. To help debug this, I also have two additional MSIs in the same policy. All ...
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Windows 7 screensaver options greyed out [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable GPO in windows 7 I'm working on a Win 7 Enterprise x64 box that had its screensaver disabled by sys admins. However, using this technique, I was able to at least ...
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Is there any software to identify whether PC installed any pirated software? [closed]

There are some employee in company that installed pirated software in their PC and I scared they use for commercial use, so, I decided to use kind of a software to detect whether their PC installed ...
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Failed to open the Group Policy Object -Windows 7 Administrator

Whenever I try to access the Local Group Policy Editor (or access the local security Policy from the Administrative tools folder) I get the following message: "Failed to open the Group Policy ...
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Wallpaper in Windows 7 locked down by domain group policy?

So I am in a situation where my wallpaper is locked to a specific image on my work computer via group policy. I can't change it via the Personalization settings since it is grayed out and says it has ...
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How do I deploy a Windows 7 registry fix using group policy

How can I deploy a Windows 7 registry fix using "group policy"?
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Copy Local Group Policy Automatically

I would like to mirror the Local Group Policy across all of my Windows 7 machines. Which files do I need to export/import, and can I write a script to automate this on every login/reboot/etc?
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When I try to use secpol.msc (Group Policy) I get an error

When I try to use secpol.msc (Group Policy) I get an error: Failed to open group policy object on this computer. You may not have appropriate rights. I am an admin and I tried running it as ...
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Office 2007 Standard MSI Active Directory Group Policy install not using MSP admin file

We are trying to install Office 2007 Standard on XP machines using Group Policy. The machines already have 2003 installed on them (part of the image). I created an MSP file by running setup /admin. ...
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Preventing Group Policy Override in Windows 7

Background: I have created Group Policies for both Admin and Non-Admin user accounts on a workstation. These workstations will be sent to foreign networks at a Hospital. I would like these group ...
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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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Windows 7 Home Premium - Folder Redirection

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit if it makes any difference), and I would like to safely migrate C:\Users\paul to D:\Users\paul. My (home) network is a mix of Windows, and *nix boxes, and ...
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Enabling prompt-free RDP Console session in Windows 7

I have a version of Windows 7 Home Premium that's had termserv.dll patched to allow RDP. This works fine, but what I'd like to do is allow RDP sessions to view the console session without require ...