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 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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Temporarily remove Group Policy in Windows 7

Using Windows 7 Professional I need to get access to the Folder Options screen. At work we primarily use Windows XP and are connected to a domain. Through Group Policy we disable access to the Folder ...
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How to apply group policy settings to specific local accounts in Windows

I created a limited user account and want to restrict USB and CD drive access using group policy settings. Hence I want to use gpedit.msc to enforce restrictions on the limited account and disable ...
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Alternative to gpedit.msc for Windows Home editions?

Is there an alternative to gpedit.msc for "Home" versions of Windows (ie: Vista Home Premium)?
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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is there a way to force a computer into sleep mode at certain times?

for example, to save electricity. Could you make a domain policy that makes a pc go to sleep between the hours of 9 pm and 6 am. You can always turn it back on. It just goes to sleep unless it's ...
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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 do I prevent or override a group policy on Windows 7?

A few months ago my company was purchased by a large corporation. We recently switched our network over to the large corporate network which has more restrictions requirements. One of these is the ...
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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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Replacement for gpedit.msc in Windows 7 Home edition

I have been trying to edit the rights for an account on a Windows 7 Home Pro machine. I would normally use gpedit.msc to to this, but it doesn't seem to be included in the home versions of 7. What ...
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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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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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Folder Redirection Doesn't work in Windows 7 or Vista

I am running a Windows Server 2003 Domain, and most of our clients are Windows XP. In the Domain Policy I have folder redirection turned on for Documents and Desktop. This works great on my XP ...
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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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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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Local Group Policy in Windows 7 - Roll back to default settings?

Is there an option in Local Group Policy (LGP) under Windows 7 to switch back to the default settings as they were before user changed them in LGP?
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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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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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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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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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Applying settings from a GPO to a mac

Ive got a few macs onto my domain and now im having a couple of issues with the GPOs, mainly none of them apply. I didnt expect most of them to apply, certianly my MSI instalers and lockdowns but i ...
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Advanced Security Audit Policy Not Applying To Win7

Issue I am trying to apply a GPO with Advanced Security Audit Policy configurations to a Windows 7 client but the setting are not applying. I double-checked my work using this article - ...
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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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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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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 ...