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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Remove Chrome policies on a per account basis (macOS)

I have two profiles on my Mac. One has policies, the other does not. One is for personal use and the other is for school. I own this Mac which obviously means my school does not, is there any way I ...
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Can't grant ElasticBeanstalk policies for a group of users on AWS

I am following a tutorial on how to deploy web apps with AWS. I am setting up the policies for a group of users but I can't find the same ones. Indeed it seems I have to set up the ...
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RDP saved credantials doesn't work

I'm trying to connect to a domain computer there is a message: "the server's authentication policy does not allow requests using saved credentials" I tried to search for the solution on the ...
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Is it possible to create a Windows group policy in reverse?

Is it possible to create a group policy in "reverse" based upon the current registry state? I do a lot of Windows 10 customizing via registry, preferring this to fishing around in group ...
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Is there a way to determine which applications are covered by a company's security policy?

I've connected my personal laptop to my work account and they have a security policy in place. Under "Applications" it's a list of guids that I want to link to an actual application name. ...
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Hiding installed software via GPO

I'm wondering if it's possible to restrict certain groups from being able to see if software is installed. We distribute Microsoft Office licenses via AD group, and would like users that are only ...
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Hide drive GPO doesnot works for browsers [closed]

I set hide drives in GPO and it works good for windows explorer and IE but if you write C:\ in Mozilla Firefox address bar it shows c drive content. what can I do? Thank you in advance
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Group Policy missing

The following group policy is missing : "Redirect only the default client printer". Check the image below. Missing Policy The Policy was there 10-15days ago. But today it is missing and i ...
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Login options blocked - how to enable

I bought a computer (Win10) that I previously used myself from my company. When I took it home I removed the computer from the domain using a local administrator account. However some settings from ...
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How to Automatically Run a Batch File on a Self-Cleaning Virtual Machine?

I am trying to learn a little bit of test automation. I know some batch files, I am brushing up my "PowerShell" skills and - who knows - I might even end up using some bash, in the long run. ...
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How do you control what's under the “User's Files” folder on the Desktop?

On a Windows 10 user's Desktop, there is a folder that can be displayed which is a representation of the user's special/known folders. It looks similar to %userprofile%, but I don't think it's the ...
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Using a GPO to disable “Ignore DDE requests” in MS Access

I am looking for a way to disable the option ignore DDE requests in ms access with a gpo or a registry edit, but so far my goole-fu has let me down. The only way i found would entail logging in as ...
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How to troubleshoot Group Policy with a disabled cmd

On a large domain with many terminal servers, I'm implementing software installation for a handful of users. They can login to all terminal servers through a connection broker server so the software ...
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TabTip.exe custom shell InputScope not working (C#)

I have a locked down device running Windows 10 Enterprise version 1809. I locked it down using group policy "Custom User Interface" and pointing it to one windows (WPF) app. (not UWP). This ...
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Temporarily enable GCP Administrator Privileges on a dated computer mostly locked behind a group policy?

So I have an older computer (Its running windows 10 but its using the same system, settings, and group policy it had like 4 years ago) and I want to gain temporary full administrator access (I want to ...
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Powershell script via GPO on Logon not working correctly

I made a Powershell script to remove the Windows Store and Cortana on Windows 10. I made and tested the Script successfully. Now i added the script to the LogonScripts on a GPO and tested the Script ...
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Windows 10 hide the user name on the start menu using gpo

Trying to use GPO to hide/remove the username in the start menu in Windows 10. I can't seem to find the entry in GPO has anyone done this already? Version of Windows 10 Pro 20H2
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Get Policies from GPO Object in Powershell

How can i get these policies as shown here for example in powershell? With Get-GPO i can get the Group Policies, but not the Policies inside the group.
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How is it possible for a local user to override the group policy and set a different lock screen image on Windows 10?

Although group policy doesn't allow the customization of the lock screen, some users that don't have administrative privileges (i.e. are local users) can somehow override the policy and set a lock ...
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MS Edge to disallow “Apps” option from the Settings menu

I'm trying to figure out a way to disable the Apps option from the Microsoft Edge Settings and more (Alt+F4) drop down menu as can be done with Collections and Share options where it shows Managed by ...
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Prevent Non-Admin User Account from Installing Programs -Windows 10

This simple thing is driving me nuts. I need to block my employees who have a local/non administrator account on their windows 10 laptop, from being able to install any application or program. I tried ...
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Open local files in Internet Explorer mode file extension allow list (Edge version 88.0705.74)

Im trying out the new feature in edge to open .MHT files in edge in IEmode. I installed Edge version 88.0705.74 on Win 10 20h2 I set the policy Configure Internet Explorer integration (...
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GPO to enable Windows Hello Face Recog. and Fingerprint but no PIN

How can I configure GPO to enable Windows Hello Face recog. and fingerprint but without PIN?
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Power button missing from Windows 10 Control-Alt-Delete and login screens

I am configuring a Windows 10 LTSC v1809 Enterprise image for commercial use and have a requirement to allow Shutdown via the Ctrl+Alt+Delete screen. The power button is accessible from the Start ...
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How do the hardware IDs in the device manager relate to the GPO

I was reading this article, when I realized that the hardware id information and what gets stashed in Show... button of the GPO, though similar don't really match. So what is going on here? In the ...
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How to add 'Window Manager\Window Manager Group' to 'increase scheduling priority'

As I was having issues with black flashes when writing on my Windows 10 convertible, I found that adding 'Window Manager\Window Manager Group' to 'increase scheduling priority' in the local policies ...
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MapDrive via GPP with credentials

At work, one users from a specific domain (and forest) used to map netword drive via script (specified in ScriptPath attributes). All network drives are mapped via GPP, except one. Actually this ...
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Can't disable Windows Defender by using group policies [duplicate]

I have recently installed Win 10 Pro. No matter how many times i try to disable Defender Antivirus with Group Policy Editor (Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows ...
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Setting Chrome/Edge homepage via local policy

I'm currently working on getting a number of machines set up for one of my Clients with a homepage set as default on their browsers (primarily Chrome). Unfortunately I've tried just about every ...
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How to use registry to disable $Recycle.Bin for all users on all drives and display delete confirmation box by default in Windows 10 20H2?

Quick summary: I am a tinkerer and I hate to click through the GUI, I don't need $Recycle.Bin so I want to disable it by using Set-ItemProperty to modify registry. As in title, I want to use regedit....
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Error Connecting to linux pop3 server from Active Directory Users (Local users OK)

I am migrating to a new Win2012 Active Directory Domain (for the sake of the example, let’s call it "example.com") and I have a Debian 10 Linux mail server (postfix/dovecot) with the same ...
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Can Not Change Settings Once Configured MS Edge Using Group Policy

Configured MS Edge to use IE Mode following these steps: Install msedge.admx administrative template for Microsoft Edge. See docs. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates >...
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How to disable CompatTelRunner.exe (Microsoft Compatibility Telemetry)

CompatTelRunner.exe automatically runs without my consent nor my acknowledgement, it periodically shows up and uses RAM and CPU intensively and uses up system HDD I/O bandwidth, rendering my computer ...
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ADMX - An appropriate resource file could not be found for

I had uninstalled some updates, and after that whenever I open gpedit.msc I will be greeted by this error message twice, the second time its font is black & bold. I misundertood this first, ...
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Do not log event id 4688 – A new process has been created

Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) or Local Security Policy (secpol.msc) Security Settings -> Audit Policy -> Audit Process Tracking or Advanced Audit Policy Configuration -> System Audit ...
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Allow all users to change computer name

I have to enable the normal users on Windows 10 devices to change the computer name (host name) using command prompt or powershell. But seems like the normal users are not allowed to change the name. ...
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Group policy file access via wildcards

We have a scanning folder for every user on our NAS, this scan folder is used by our copy machine which "connects as the user" to the NAS and uploads the file there. We have started to ...
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Active Directory - Restrict User to login only one PC at a time

I want to implement a policy which is related to specific users on domain. What I want to achieve is: If a user login, let's say, to PC1 he should not be able to use any other PC using his credentials ...
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Windows LGPO not importing security template GPOs?

I have configured local Group Policy Objects on a Windows 10 Enterprise machine. After that, I exported these GPOs with the Microsoft tool LGPO with: LGPO.exe /b [path] This all works fine. Now I ...
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What are the risks of changing execution policy to AllSigned

I want to install Chocolatey in my computer because it is needed for installing Haskell. Chocolatey website asks to change the execution policy to AllSigned. I read about execution policy on MS ...
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Unable to deploy apps through GPO over Wi-Fi

We've recently bought new laptops where there is no Ethernet port anymore. We're having trouble with applying Computer GPOs (e.g. software deployment through GPO), most likely because the computer ...
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AppLocker still blocks Windows apps - Windows 10 Enterprise Edition

All Windows apps are blocked with: This app has been blocked by your system administrator My issue is described also at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/troubleshoot/windows-client/shell-experience/...
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How to prevent BYO devices connecting to AD domain

My client has a computer lab several with Windows 10 PCs connected via ethernet to the company's active directory domain. each individual at the company has their own credentials with which to login. ...
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Why doesn't my AWS Transfer down scoping policy work across users?

Continuing How to restrict user access in AWS Transfer? ... I want a multi-user SFTP system running out of a single bucket with directory structure of: /my-bucket/user/user - user can: list ...
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How to disable right click app icon and start on Taskbar in Win10

When right click app icon and start icon, the list will be shown. Using "Remove access to the context menus for the taskbar" GPO can disable right click Taskbar Context Menu or using ...
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Remove OneDrive icon from Navigation Pane while keeping active use of OneDrive itself

Many users here ask how to get rid of OneDrive completely and these questions already have answers. My situation is different. I want to remove only OneDrive icon from Navigation Pane in Windows ...
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Apply local group policy objects to custom user group

Background The scenario I am struggling with is the following: I have a standalone Windows 10 Enterprise system (not connected to any network / AD) which I want to configure with local group policies. ...
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Auto-logout instead of lock automated

I want to log out a user on a Windows 10 machine after x minutes of inactivity. I was able to set the InactivityTimeoutSecs in the registery to specify the seconds, but is it also possible to specify ...
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permanently uninstall Realtek and Nvidia drivers

Because of some performance issues on my Dell XPS 15 which i'm not going to address in detail, i want to uninstall the drivers for its Realtek soundcard and for its Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 video card. ...
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Why are there two entries for Remote Desktop in my Windows Defender Firewall listing of allowed apps

I have just started getting an "internal error" when trying to Remote Desktop connect from my PC to a server on the LAN. It's been working fine for several years. I cannot reach our ...

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