Questions tagged [group-policy]

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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enable “Turn off Windows+X hotkeys” GPO using powershell

Need to enable Turn off Windows+X hotkeys GPO. I have used the below query but is not enabling the GPO. If (-not (Get-Module GroupPolicy)){Import-Module GroupPolicy} Set-GPRegistryValue -Name "...
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Is there a way to change gpo via a .reg file or batch file?

I share my laptop with my son and I dont want him using the mobile hotspot (Because I cant track it). So I disable it via gpo. See link: https://www.theexperienceblog.com/2016/08/04/how-to-disable-the-...
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Unable to install Chrome on Windows 2008 R2

I'm local administrator on Server Windows 2008 R2 SP1. I have to run application in Chrome. Currently I have only IE installed. I downloaded Chrome setup bits locally but I can't execute it. When I ...
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Can a Windows 10 user be prevented from opening executables on a whole partition?

Is there a way to prevent a Windows 10 user (or the whole system) from opening any executable files on a whole partition? (E.g. just on the D:\ drive including all sub-folders.) It would ...
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Allow application to run only manually

Inside big application one service has unexpected behaviour causing issues. But sometimes I need it. If I just stop process - it will restart in a minute. I've found partly solution gpedit.msc > ...
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Issues with electron (javascript) based software such as Autodesk Installers and WS19 domain setup. (How to setup roaming profiles correctly)

Firstly, let me state that this is my home network. I have no certifications in sysadmin, just advice from friends in the business and a firm knowledge of computing. This is not however a homelab, it ...
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How to set Password must meet minimum requirements policy using command prompt

I need to set local password policy. I don't want to use gpedit.msc .I able to set all other policies using net accounts command but complexity requirements is not listing in net accounts. How can I ...
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Group policy does not work on Windows 10 home edition?

I'm using Windows 10 home edition, try to solve update Windows Defender Antivirus antimalware platform - KB4052623 (Version 4.18.2001.10) error code 0x80070643 According to this Microsoft web page, I ...
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How to not apply a GPO to only one user?

I have a group policy applied at the domain level for complex passwords. I have one user that I want to have a simple password. From my research, I went to the delegation tab of the specific GPO, and ...
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In Powershell, How to set execution policy for another non-admin user (as admin)?

the command Set-ExecutionPolicy has a parameter -Scope which only has 5 categories: MachinePolicy UserPolicy Process CurrentUser LocalMachine It appears to have no ...
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Remove all user from group administrators except user Administrator

script original from Nessuno for /F "skip=6" %i in ('net localgroup groupname') do net localgroup groupname %i /delete is it possible to add an exception to this script (example delete all users of ...
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How to set mouse scrolling speed for all users?

I am searching for a way to increase the mouse scrolling speed on Windows Server 2016 from the default value (3) up to 20 for all users (HKLM). I am searching for this option since several hours ...
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Automatic wifi connection doesn't work when setting prefered SSID in policy

I configured a wireless network (IEEE 802.11) policy with a preferred SSID. Automatic connection to the preferred SSID is no problem, this works perfectly fine. The problem is that other Wifi-networks ...
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Windows 10 power options missing on new laptop

I have two Dell Latitude laptops with Windows 10. An old one and a new one I just got. On the new laptop when I open Power Options --> Advanced settings, I only see the following groups: "Desktop ...
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Prevent / Hide drives from My Computer won't effect

I am planning to have a small internet cafe and want to prevent/hide them from opening Drive D which is for games. I enabled Prevent access to drives from My Computer and Hide these specified drives ...
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Only allow a certain OU of users to remotely connect to a server

I've got a server set up, which I only want a certain group of users on the network to use (and thus to remotely connect to). There is an organisational unit on the DC that contains all users in this ...
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What is Windows Enterprise Data Pipeline?

During configuration of Local Group Policies in Windows 10 1909 Pro under Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Data Collection and Preview Builds I found a setting called Allow commercial data ...
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Removing Windows wireless policy GPO settings

I've configured a group policy to push out wireless settings and set a whitelist for networks - I now need to remove this, however I can't for life of me figure out how. Current state of the GPO: ...
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Bitlocker Single Sign-on

I have to roll out Bitlocker on every machine in my enterprise. But I don't want to sign in 2 times (the Bitlocker one and the normal one). So I have to ask myself (and you), is there any way to use ...
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Push config for OpenVPN Connect with GPO

I'm trying to push OpenVPN Connect msi with a config to some domain connected computers But i can figure out how to make the client pick up the config I copied it to the profile directory of the ...
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How can I set extension permissions in firefox via GPO?

The newest Firefox Update made some changes and now UBlock Origin requires new permissions. Is there a way to automatically accept these permissions for all users? We already use firefox's policies....
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Deny log on specific user to computer

Hi there I am having a bit of a simple task problems. We have pretty simple configured MS server 2012 in our school. The thing is we want to deny access few PCs from ONE user so our students can only ...
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Changing Windows 10 Accent Color via GPO

I'd like to set a default accent color by using a group policy and have found that it is not affecting all aspects of Windows. I entered in my hex values (with the #) through Computer Configuration > ...
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Modifying Index Location is Disabled by a Policy

I have indexing setup on Windows 10 (build 18363.693) to include 4 different drives, and the index itself is stored on a separate drive. I am attempting to set up the index to no longer be on this ...
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Map Printers based on physical location

I work at a company where we have 2 locations which are close fairly to each other, and some users often travel between buildings with laptops. We're just setting up our AD environment, and I'm ...
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Windows GPO Lock Screen

I configured the GPO in the computer section to lock the screen after 10 minutes inactivity and applied it to all clients. That works so far but I need to exclude some clients which don't need it. So ...
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Windows 10, automatically updates installation after a certain period of time

We want to give our users the opportunity to choose when to install updates. But we need to control the installation process. If the user does not start installing updates within a week, the updates ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard “Enable NTFS long paths policy” option missing

A similar problem as in Windows 10 occurs in Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. The Enable NTFS long paths policy is neither in Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative ...
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Windows 10 ignores active hours and offers reboot in the middle of the day to apply installed updates

Our company has set up a group policy "Turn off auto-restart for updates during active hours" and set the period from 8 am to 11 pm. Everything works fine, but on a single laptop, Windows seems to be ...
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Adding Network Printers via Powershell

So I am trying to add printers using PowerShell. Before this, I did look into using GPOs to deploy printers, but I kept getting an errors. My predecessor created a VBS script to deploy them, but I am ...
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I enabled ‘Hide the notification area’ using group policy, but I can only see toast notifications from some apps

Even though I enabled ‘Get notifications from apps and other senders’ in settings, my application (Task Till Dawn) only appears once I’ve disabled the ‘Hide the notification area’ option in GP. I can ...
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Group policy fails to disable Windows Defender on Windows 10

I have Windows 10 enterprise x64 1903 18362.592 which has been installed for at least 6 months. I had windows defender disabled via group policy. Since a recent update defender real time scanning ...
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How to disable users from typing c:\ in the address bar in Windows 10

Trying to create some GPOs for Citrix to restrict users from accessing different things. Struggling to find something that will stop a user from getting into File Explorer and typing C:\ to access ...
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Exporting Windows 7 Group Policy into Windows 10

I have multiple computers in Windows 7 that have same configuration and settings with the same hardware. I want to migrate Windows 7 to Windows 10. Is there any proper way to export Group Policy ...
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Windows 10 Security Tab missing from file properties

I have a Windows 10 laptop and all the files in the Downloads directory are missing the Security tab from the file properties view. Folders in Downloads do have the Security tab. Files do not. In ...
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Windows GPO - Mount network share for a group of computers

I want to mount a drive at logon of every users on a group of computers of my domain, there are from different OU, and they are member of a same group. I tried to use loopback processing but the gpo ...
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Windows 10: “Some settings are managed by your organization”: MDM managing Windows settings as organization, but origin unknown

I keep getting this message "Some settings are managed by your organization" in my Windows settings. I am not domain joined and there are no provisioning packages. I want to get rid of the message and ...
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Windows 10 Lock Screen controls grayed out

My lock screen controls are grayed out, and there is a banner at the top saying "Some of these settings are hidden or locked by your organization". As per the instructions at https://techdows.com/...
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Windows RDP Black Screen after changing setting in Local Group Policy Editor

I often bring my work laptop (Windows 10 Pro) from home and RDP into it from my home desktop (Windows 10 Pro) to use more monitors. However at work the other day I was working on a task and I changed ...
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Pushing icons that are weblinks using group policy

I am working on a Windows 2008 R2 server and the client has asked if I can push out an icon using the group policy. I got on to their server and I do this remotely so it is slower than I could ever ...
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Block in browser file upload in local Group Policy (Chrome, Edge, IE) local network + hotspot

is it possible to block file upload using local group policy or from AD or other service. I do not want that users can upload files in facebook, Google Drive or other sites in any network, as is in ...
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New Application Still Blocked by Firewall even after everything is disabled

We've got a new application developed that needs to connect to an SQL server. The program works fine on Apple devices downloaded from the App store, and the emulator works well on some machines, but ...
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Deleting a scheduled task which has been created through the GPO

i've got a question about the Group-Policy. In the company I'm currently working, we have the following problem I created a GP-Object, which starts a scheduled task (copying a folder etc.) after ...
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Prevent installation of Viber in Domain Computer

We have standard domain where running executables require administrative privileges but when I get Viber and run it installs without prompting admin password, I do not know what type of installation ...
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Group Policy Client failed the sign-in. Access is denied. Personal PC

I got this message upon reboot “The Group Policy Client failed the sign-in. Access is denied.” on my personal PC. It is not managed by a domain, it has never touched any network other than my own. It ...
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Password policy not applying to DCs

I have created a Group Policy object (GPO) at the domain level w/password settings. It's security is such that it applies to all domain computers and domain controllers. The problem is that when I ...
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What can cause a Windows Service startup type to change?

Remote workers at my company use a program to capture and store data. The program has a background service called the "scheduler" that connects to and transfers data back up to our home office on a ...
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How do I stop my school from configuring policies? [closed]

My school stops my computer from getting windows updates and prevents the use of lots of other tasks. I have an admin account on my computer so that isn’t a problem. Every time I make a local change ...
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Group policy to grey out macros security setting

I am after GPO to prevent Microsoft Office macro security settings to be changed by users i.e. restricting my users from being able to mock around with Macro Settings in: Options > Trust Center > ...
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Application signature group policy

Is it possible to disable starting an application that has an invalid signature? I have three kinds of applications in Windows 10: unsigned application - allowed to start signed application - ...

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