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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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 ...
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Can I check what policies are being applied to a particular security group in ADUC?

I've been given the task to clean up ADUC/Group Policy. Quite daunting due to the perplexing manner it was all put together. It appears to have been put together with a "try this, didn't work, don't ...
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batch script comparing strings inside variables

The What I'm writing a short script to push out a new line to everyone in my domains hosts file in a GPO - don't ask why we're not doing this via DNS, the reasons are both fun and extensive :) For ...
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How to disable “Open File Security Warning” using GPOs?

I have a domain controller (Server 2008 R2) running on my home network. I want to use a group policy on my Server 2008 box to disable the "Open File - Security Warning" prompt when running EXE files, ...
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uninstalling or blocking internet explorer on server 2003

I'm not sure how exactly to ask this question. At my small company we've decided to use group policy to set all users homepage to a pretty html file. We also are going to force IE to open upon ...
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Distribute IE Trusted Sites Security Zone Sites and Settings using GPO

Currently I have Windows XP workstations, Windows Server 2008 R2, Active Directory and Domain Services, using IE 8 and IE 7 through out the domain. I haven't been able to pinpoint this, but how am I ...
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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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Restrict access for users on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to apply group policy settings to specific local accounts in Windows The internet cafe where I've just started working has just received some new Windows 7 ...
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Any good reason for graphics hardware acceleration to be disabled through IT policy?

We've launched a 3D windows app for distribution at another company, but we encountered some problems with running it on their tightly controlled set of computers. The IT group set up all of the ...
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How to hide drive for specific users in Windows 7?

I need to hide the D: drive for specified users on Windows 7. How can I do that?
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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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Disable “Send as XPS Attachment” Word 2007

Is there a way to disable this option either via Group Policy or via some form of registry hack? Normally I would go down the route of telling users not to send as XPS and send as something else ...
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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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Cannot remove folder redirection

I enabled folder redirection for a single account to test it out and see how I liked working with it on a day-to-day basis. After some testing, I realized it won't work in my environment and thus ...
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How do I execute a script or program on Windows Shut Down

I want to run a exe or bat file when window shut down? I want to unmount few drives , which are mounted by my application , when user shutdown the system. For that I need to execute another exe on ...
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Behaviour of disabling “Allow non-administrators to receive notifications” GPO

As the title suggests, I'm trying to figure out the specific behaviour of the following GPO when disabled: Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Allow non-administrators to receive ...
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Equivalent to Windows User Account Policies (GPO) in Ubuntu

I'm familiar with the group policy functionality in Windows XP Professional that lets you create policies, restrictions, etc. on various parts of Windows for individual user accounts. I've looked for ...
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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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No Field for Pre Shared Key in Group Policy

I am attempting to configure group polocy (Windows 2008 R2) to issues a WPA Pre shared Key on client login. Through Group Policy I can setup WPA and select PSK (Along with TKIP) But there's not ...
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Modify Audit object acces policy

I'm trying to automate this step on a local network that's not included in a domain. I've tried using auto-it but had little luck with that. Is there any way of doing this using a batch script or ...
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Firefox settings via GPO

I need to change a setting in firefox about:config over 900 or so odd systems. I will only accept a group policy setting to change this. We already have work arounds. This is the setting I need to ...
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How to prevent a shared Win7 computer from being shutdown by others, and to have it sleep instead?

I would like to be able to prevent a shared computer from being shutdown by others, because I use WakeOnLan to wake the computer - however this doesn't work when it is off, and the other users of the ...
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Group Policies with wildcards

We have a few group policies in place in our school setting that deploy printers to OUs named after classrooms. For example, in room 400, we might have a policy that pushes out a printer for the ...
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How can I find the names of AD Group policies that a user/pc is using?

I am having trouble locating some settings in group policy so I can make changes due to the convoluted nature of our policies. What I would like to be able to do is go to a specific PC and see what ...
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Easy way to restrict permissions in an elementary school computer lab?

I'm putting together an elementary school computer lab. I have nine Windows XP Pro machines that are not networked and do not have internet access (no money to do either). I've created separate ...