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 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 ...
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Assigning limited permissions for a temporary domain user to access network systems

I have set up a small Server 2008 R2 domain network at home so I can learn and practice administering it. Lets say I want to create a temporary user account to allow an auditor access to all files on ...
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Mixing Manual and GPO Mapped Drives: Manual drives not reconnecting after logoff / on or reboot

I really have spent some serious time looking for this answer before posting here. Basically, I have a GPO set up to map drives in our 2008R2 domain. It works flawlessly on our RDS server remote ...
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Find out what Windows domain policies cause certain restrictions on a workstation

I work within a team of developers in a large bank. We all have full admin rights on our win7 workstations. The Windows infrastructure in our company is getting an overhaul, so there seems to be ...
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How to copy local group policy objects from one machine to another?

I have two Windows 7 Professional desktops. One has a set of local (no Domain Controller) group policy objects imposing restrictions on what programs can be run from that system. I need to copy all ...
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Local group policy logon startup script not executing

This is for Windows 7 I have a .bat and .vbs file in a folder. The .bat runs the .vbs script. In the Local Policy Group editor, under Windows Settings/Scripts I added a reference to the .bat file in ...
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How to block USB port and CD-ROM in Windows 7 through Group Policy?

I want to block USB port and CD-ROM access in my organization through domain (GPM). I have Windows 7 on all the computers in the organization and also have Windows Server 2008. How can I do this? I've ...
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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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LocalPolicy doesn't enable switch user in Windows 7 Pro

I don't have Switch User item in my start menu. Checking group policy as in Can no longer "switch user" in Windows 7 didn't help as all policied are not defined. Resulting policy is not ...
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How can I install a Windows 8 application for another user and pin it on their Start screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can a Network Administrator rearrange tiles on a user’s Start Menu? I am trying to create a locked down Windows 8 account using Group Policies with no tiles on the start ...
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Windows 7 Group Policy blocking Adobe Reader

A few weeks ago, my company blocked Adobe Reader due to an unpatched security issue. However, we recently moved one of our computers to a project that didn't require access to the corporate network, ...
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Group Policy: Block access to \\localhost\C$

We have a restricted Windows 7 computer that hides and prevents non-admin users from accessing the C Drive using the following policies: Prevent access to drives from My Computer Hide these ...
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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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Domain Admin permissions/rights [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why do I need to run commands as administrator if my account is member of administrator group? I have a test domain environment set up consisting of one DC, and 2 ...
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How can the specific Group Policy setting which triggers an error in an application be discovered?

When running a new application in an environment with myriad Group Policy restrictions set, the Group Policy (generic) error message appears: "This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in ...
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Files are permanently deleted in domain client (2008 R2)

We have a domain with 2008 R2, I've changed the address of "My Documents" to D:\Documents with Folder Redirection in "Group Policy". When a user deletes a file from their desktop or D:\ that file is ...
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Launch application after boot and prior to shutdown in win8

we are currently evaluating Win8 for our company and we are trying to get our heads around the centralized administration of it. We are currently working with Win7 and Server2k8 in a company domain ...
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Group Policy no longer applying desktop wallpaper

I used to have my wallpapers updated monthly by Group Policy. Several months ago I was prompted (I think just after logon) to grant GPO (I think) access to a wallpaper setting in the registry. It was ...
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System icons disabled due to group policy

I'm unable to change some of my system tray icons for some reason. It tells me the following: I'm the only user on this computer and it is not a member of any domain. And it has never been a ...
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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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Error reporting is “disabled by Group Policy” but the relevant Group Policy seems to be not configured

The Windows Action Center nagged me to send custom error reports. However, it can't do so because "Never check for solutions" is checked and "Some settings are controlled by Group Policy." Digging ...
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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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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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Need to undo group policy changes from the recovery console

I seem to have gotten myself into a major pickle. I have a lenovo w520 laptop and I tried to attach a keyboard. The keyboard wasn't being recognised properly. I removed all the keyboards from the ...
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What executable/applet is run when choosing 'Customize' in notification area? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows 7 notification area settings are locked Apologies for the seemingly obvious question but my googlefu is failing me. In order to allow users to customise the ...
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Windows 8 security policy “LAN Manager Authentication Level”

I can't get into one of our enterprise apps and the app administrator told me I need to change the LAN Manager Authentication Level to "Send NTLM Responses Only". That normally happens via group ...
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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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Manually Override Power Settings in Windows 7 with a Group Policy in place

I am using a number of laptops which are connected to a domain which has Power Options put in place as part of the Group Policy. Is there anyway (registry, etc.) to override these settings? ...
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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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Windows 7 Cached Credentials - No Logon Server. Can't Log In

I recently transferred my domain controller over to another Windows 2003 server. The old one was retired and disconnected from the network. I have since found that I can no longer log into my laptop ...
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Add external mailboxes to Outlook through Group Policy

I have a support team of 15 users with an internal support email account and using Outlook 2010. The same team also manages external support email accounts for various customers that require we send ...
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Require user to accept terms on login

You know when you log on to a work or public computer, and they have a user terms agreement that you need to accept in order to use the system? How do I set this up on windows XP and windows 7?