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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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Script to Edit Local Group Editor For Blocking the Password In Edge & Chrome [closed]

I am pretty new at scripting & I have been tasked with creating a PowerShell script that we can use to edit Local Group Policy Editor so that we can block the password save prompt in Edge and ...
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Proper path for client's "Local Group Policy" in PS' NetSecurity module

So, by default default, Windows client OSes (and servers too, to a degree) have 2 default Windows Firewall policies: weird local firewall and local group policy. In netsh you can easily switch between ...
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Why group policy can't prevent Windows Update from installing drivers?

After I have uninstalled the device (remove driver software selected) and edited the entries in group policies to prevent driver installation. Windows Update still installed drivers for that device. ...
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How to create a script that loads a desktop link and changes the icon?

Long story short, Windows Server 2022: While this SHOULD be done via GPO, we're having a few issues with GPO and our server right at the moment. But the location where the proper GPO options are, is ...
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How to remove group and others permission in Windows 10

How to remove group and others permissions in Windows 10, such that end result will be similar to chmod go= -R ~? I can execute the Linux command even though I am not a superuser/admin and I am not ...
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How do you block Copy/paste between Linux XRDP server and Windows RDP client?

We're allowing users to open xrdp sessions with Windows as client, and Linux as the xrdp server. My requirement is to eliminate the copy pasting going on through this to comply with policies. If it ...
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Is there a way in the Windows 10 registry (or otherwise) to suppress the "This function has been disabled by your administrator" message?

On a Windows 10 machine located on a closed network which has been locked down in various ways through local GPO settings, there is a certain web application used with this machine that prompts a user ...
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how to give a permission to only specific OU to access shared drive? - windows server

0 There is an instruction to set up a Z drive as a shared drive, and give access authority only to A department. Department A is made by OU.The problem with this is that settings that give read/write ...
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Windows Professional, How to disable Active Directory/group policy software installations by organization/domain

Is it possible to block unwanted software to be automatically installed by domain that windows professional is connected to? We have computers that are filled with spam and other junk because it's ...
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Where to set Intune policy to Mandatory

I created two Microsoft Intune policies to set the homepages for end-users' Edge browser: RestoreOnStartup and RestoreOnStartupURLs. This works for computers that join Intune after I deployed the ...
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How to add all devices to an AD group?

I have a group which requires all devices to be added. There is no group for this I can see in AD. Is there another way to add all devices?
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Identifying what group policy applies which printer

So at work there are thousands of printers and hundreds of printer group policy groups. How can I identify which group will deploy which printer? Please disregard naming conventions etc. I would like ...
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How can Windows Update be prevented from waking Windows 11 Pro PC without disabling wake events (NB: these are required) or automatic updates?

I am looking or some advice and guidance to resolve an frustrating issue arisen with Windows 11 Pro The scenario: I have set 'Wake on LAN' up on an X299 Desktop Build that was previously running ...
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Win 10 - Task scheduler not running when specifying a domain account as local admin

I have a gpo that adds a domain account to be a member of the local administrator group on a domain joined pc. I can see the user is part of that group, and have the task scheduler set to run whether ...
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Windows task scheduler website opener

Yes I know this has been handled in various threads dating back to 2012 and such, but hear me out please. I've seen multiple methodologies for opening a web page in task scheduler varying from using a ...
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Invoke-Command - Get-WindowsCapability - Access is denied

is there some new GPO that for Win 10 pro N for workstations 21H2 limits who can install WindowsCapability over Enter-PSSession and Invoke-Command ? If I try Enter-PSSession and then Get-...
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trigger to congratulate people

I have a task that I've been working on for 2 weeks now and I can't complete it. I need to find a way to congratulate people who are celebrating their birthday today on behalf of the company, and do ...
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Network Sharing still blocked, even after changing group policy in windows 11

I am trying to share my network via Ethernet from my laptop to my old PC which doesn't have a wifi card. (+ I don't have a long enough ethernet cable to route to my old PC right now.) I am currently ...
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Spouse was given a laptop system after organization was bought out. Is there a way to restore the default local policies on the Windows 10 system?

As the title suggests. We were able to restore admin and the normal users logins. Thing I have complete: Restore secpol using secedit Restore services.msc Removed Registry entries relevant to ...
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group-policy shutdown script runs only on "Shutdown", not on "Reboot"

I’ve configured GPEDIT to run a script at shutdown. But the script only works when I shutdown the system and does nothing when I restart the system.
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GPO: Run batch script as local administrator (NOT system) during system startup

This might have been answered before, but I was unable to find a clear answer to my specific issue. I'm trying to run a batch-script that will trigger installation of a custom written Windows Service ...
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GPO policy for Enhanced Storage Access

Has anyone ever configured a GPO policy for Enhanced Storage Access'? I'm trying to set it so that only users use the dedicated flash drive list. Unfortunately despite specifying "vendorid-...
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Windows 10 GPO set RemovableStorageDevices

My first post here. As an Admin we have set a GPO policy via Intune to restrict USB Access to all domain joined computers. We have an exclusion list of devices. One of the devices I am working on ...
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Adding an exception a local group policy on windows 10

Is there a way to add an exception to the local group policy "Deny write access to removable drives not protected by BitLocker"? What I mean is it possible that this rule would apply to all ...
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WinRM service fails to listen when configured via group policy

From Powershell, running Get-WSManInstance winrm/config/listener -Enumerate Produces standard output, including; source: GPO Transport: HTTP Port: 5985 ListeningOn: null The service is running. ...
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How to merge view of two (or more) desktop folders into one single desktop view in Windows 10

I'm struggling with this situation a long time, but I wasn't able to find a satisfactory answer to my question... And I believe Windows already has a feature for what I'm trying to achieve... In ...
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Enforce specific program on remote desktop connection

In a Windows 2019 environment, I have been using a GPO with User Settings enabled only that specifies a program to start when RDP users within a specific security group sign on to my RDP server. This ...
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Microsoft Defender Antivirus not in Group Policy Management Editor

I have a windows server 2016 virtual machine that I am trying to configure the group policy of. However the option for editing the policy for Microsoft defender antivirus however it is not there. It's ...
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Microsoft Edge GPP (preferences) doesn't take effect

In our environment, there are some Windows 10 machines where we have to set a proxy script address, so we deployed a GPP for Internet Settings item Internet Explorer 10. There are several websites ...
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Why is GPO causing User Software Installation to fail?

I have an MSI that I'm trying to install via GPO User Configuration Software Installation. The EXE within it is signed with a Code Signing certificate which is issued by our Active Directory ...
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Disable the right-click mouse button function in Windows 10 (via registry keys/ GPO?)

I'm hoping someone can help me with how to disable the right mouse / right click button in Windows 10 for a specified group of machines/ users (all using Windows 10). My objective is to disallow all ...
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How do I restrict User Config GPO Software Installation on certain computers?

I have a custom piece of software at my business that I'm trying to install using a GPO. I have it currently set under Computer Configuration > Software Installation. And this works well, but the ...
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How to set group policy via script?

I am trying to create a script that deploys https://www.cyber.gov.au/acsc/view-all-content/publications/hardening-microsoft-windows-10-version-21h1-workstations guidelines. Both on a workstation and ...
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Disable PowerShell v2 via GPO

I'm trying to disable the old v2 version of PowerShell via GPO but have not been successful. I have tried everything, to run a Scheduled Task (running a PowerShell script which command inside DOES ...
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Windows Restricted Group policy: how to bind users to specific computers

I've configured a Restricted Groups policy in AD to allow some users to perform administration tasks on domain computers, following this guide. This allows all the users in the group to be ...
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How can I see which "Date & time" settings are "hidden or managed by your organization" (and where) [duplicate]

I am on a domain-joined Laptop which cannot connect to the domain controller except once a month or less, so the system time is off by 10 seconds. I can set it manually, but I'd like it to sync to ...
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Sensible debugging of WMI Provider/Service?

So I'm trying to make sense of the issue with WMI I have. Every time a new object change is made via Group Policy Client (be it new firewall rule or any other property state change) I see about 50 WMI ...
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How to trigger a WIndows task based on a process terminating?

I'd just like to run BleachBit on the command line when my browsers close, to simulate the convenience of certain commercial software I have no interest in having on my computer anymore. It's pretty ...
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How do some special programs enforce policy-like settings upon Chrome?

There's this parental control app called Qustodio. Upon installation, it manages to enforce a setting upon Chrome, namely that Safesearch is permanently enabled. How does it manage to do this? And ...
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Completely disable running WerFault.exe upon application crash

I have a simple test scenario, where the application crashes, but I am not interested in obtaining/analyzing the crash dump, but also speed is a concern. For this reason I have tried various ways to ...
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After joining computer to Active Directory domain, network connection keeps dropping

I'm working to build out an active directory deployment for my network, but when I join one of my test computers to the domain it seems that the computer gains some sort of idle timeout for the ...
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Unable to Install Applications or Drivers

Attempts to install Windows updates, applications or drivers are failing. I suspected it might be a broken Group Policy. But when I tried to open gpedit, I got Failed to open the Group Policy Object ...
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"Some settings are managed by your organization" - No solution works

I'm running Windows 10 Pro and trying to update to Windows 11, but I can't get rid of this pesky message: "Some settings are managed by your organization". I've tried essentially all the ...
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Can't enter the Group Policy Management

enter image description hereI wanted to edit some settings in group policy management but when I type "gpmc.msc" in run, it tells me than I have to log on with a domain user account, so how ...
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Change adapter from static IP to DHCP

I want to change the interfaces of all computers of two AD OUs. Currently all interfaces have static IPs and DNS servers. I wrote this Powershell Script: $getIP = get-netipaddress | Where-Object ...
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Disable Storing of VPN Credentials

I am looking for a way to disable storing the VPN credentials for our clients. I have been looking through to find a GPO setting that will disable it but I have not been able to find one. Is there ...
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Logon script in windows 11 with "run only specified windows applications"

I'm a begginer/student trying to manually setup a kiosk mode on windows 11 for educational purposes. I have set the group policy "run only specified windows applications" alongside a logon ...
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How to disable via Chrome Enterprise policy Google search images when type a word in Chrome address bar

When we type a word in the address bar of the Chrome browser, Google search displays images relevant to the word. I mean images, not the favicons of websites. How to disable this feature via Chrome ...
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Prevent standard user from installing "current-user" software in a normal way?

I have a specific problem, as you know standard user do have the ability to install "current-user" software, e.g "Viber" and many others. I want to restrict standard users from ...
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Windows Store not disabled after Policy Editor change

I've attempted to disable the Windows Store using the Policy Editor. After restarting several times, it starts up and runs constantly anyway - proof of Policy Editor: Does anyone know of a reason ...
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