• RELEVANCY SCORE 4.94

    DB:4.94:Ie Via Group Policy Preferences 97





    Hello,

    DB:4.94:Ie Via Group Policy Preferences 97

    Regarding the some preferences applied and some didn't, have you checked the red vs green underlining? This is a common problem with getting the right preferences items applied. Check this out... http://blogs.technet.com/grouppolicy/archive/2008/10/20/red-green-underlining-continued-using-preferences-to-set-ie-settings-like-preference-or-like-policy.aspx  Basically, if the settings have a red underline, they will not be captured. Use the F5-F6-F7-F8 keys to fix this. hope this helps, LiliaG [MSFT]

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.67

    DB:3.67:Group Policy Preferences - Ie Settings Not Being Applied p3





    HiI'm trying to deliver IE settings with group policy preferences and unable to do so.All other group policy preferences can be applied with no issues.Any ideas on how I can get this working?ThanksJames

    DB:3.67:Group Policy Preferences - Ie Settings Not Being Applied p3

    I know this is a bit old but this just helped me fix my group policy for machines running IE 10 and the old Internet Explorer Maintenance settings stopped working. So I had to switch to the preferences settings instead. Of course only some
    of my settings where working and some not. There's no indication on the screen regarding pressing F6. Anyways, this helped me greatly. Thanks!Jason Prahl

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.63

    DB:3.63:Setting Default Printer Via Group Policy Preferences Works In Xp, Not In W7 js





    I have a mixed domain of Windows 7 and Windows XP computers, and a Group Policy to set printer settings based on the
    Computer being a member of a Security Group.

    DB:3.63:Setting Default Printer Via Group Policy Preferences Works In Xp, Not In W7 js

    Thanks for your help. This was indeed the problem and testing with Windows 7 SP1 and this hotfix resolves it either way. I'm going to deploy Windows 7 SP1 earlier than planned as this problem is generating significant support issues for us.

    Thanks again.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.46

    DB:3.46:Problems With Proxy Settings And Internet Explorer 11 kk


    Hi,
    I am having serious issues deploying Internet Explorer 11 proxy settings via Group Policy.
    So far I have tried the following scenarios:
    1) Used Internet Settings via the Users' Group Policy Preferences
    In this scenario, the policies are being picked up by the client (checked via GPResult /H Report.html and registry settings appear in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings) BUT I get no internet connectivity and when checking the
    Internet Settings control panel options the settings remain blank.
    2) Pushing Registry Options manually over Users' Group Policy Preferences
    Same result, registry entries appear, IE control panel still blank settings.
    3) Finally I manually set the registry ProxySettingsPerUser in HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings to 0 and tried to push the Registry Settings for HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet
    Settings via Computers' Group Policy Preferences.
    Again, the registry entries change as required but the internet settings remain blank in the control panel item.
    IF I manually set the preferences manually via either the admin account or the regular domain users accounts this works well.

    For reference these are the keys I'm referring to:

    Scenario 1 2:
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
    ProxyEnable (REG_DWORD) Value: 1
    ProxyServer (REG_SV) Value: proxy.localnetwork:80
    Scenario 3:
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
    ProxySettingsPerUser (REG_DWORD) Value: 0
    HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings
    ProxyEnable (REG_DWORD) Value: 1
    ProxyServer (REG_SV) Value: proxy.localnetwork:80

    xmun

    DB:3.46:Problems With Proxy Settings And Internet Explorer 11 kk

    Hi,
    Since there is no response from you, we considered that you have gotten what you want in previous post.
    For further question, please don't hesitate to come back here and let's discuss again.
    If you have any feedback on our support, please click
    here
    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.42

    DB:3.42:Windows 2008 Group Policies sp


    WARNING: Installing IE 10 on your Windows 7 Workstation Removes IE Maintenance Policy from Group Policy:
    Will there ever be a fix for Managing machines that are running IE 10 and other IE versions to set IE Maintenance Policy?

    DB:3.42:Windows 2008 Group Policies sp

    the IEM methods are officially deprecated from IE10.
    i don't expect it to ever return.
    this has been discussed a lot within the Group Policy forum and also the IE forum.
    there is documentation from MS, on the TechNet Library and elsewhere, on how to implement the support alternative methods (like use of GPP instead of IEM)
    If you do have non-IE10 computers in your environment (as I do), keep a GPO admin machine at IE9 or lower to manage those GPO's.
    But if you need to manage settings for IE10 machines, you'll need to migrate your settings to one of the non-IEM methods anyway, and most of those should work fine on older IE versions anyway.Don
    (Please take a moment to Vote as Helpful and/or Mark as Answer, where applicable.

    This helps the community, keeps the forums tidy, and recognises useful contributions. Thanks!)

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.36

    DB:3.36:Group Policy Preferences - Drive Mapping Query jp


    I am having a issue with mapping drives using Group Policy Preferences.The drive mapping is set to use the First Available drive letter, and this setting deletes all manually mapped drives after this drive letter. The policy does not delete drive mappings using letters before the one used in the policy. For example:Policy drive mapping using S:Manual drive mapping using H: - is not affectedManual drive mapping using T: - is deletedWhen I change the mapping to use a specific drive letter, the manual drive mappings are not deleted.This is causing a problem, as my users have quite a number of manually mapped drives, and this policy is deleting them. Is this expected behaviour when mapping drives via Group Policy Prefs?

    DB:3.36:Group Policy Preferences - Drive Mapping Query jp

    This is the exact case that is happening to me.
    I can however change from Replace to Update or Create and the manually mapped drives will not disconnect.
    If I use Replace the manually mapped drives after the drive letter in which you start will be disconnected on next login.

    Is this expected behavior?
    I would like to use Replace because if the policy/drive no longer exists, I would like it to be removed
    I would like to use the setting use first availabe because in some instances multiple drives will need to be mapped.

    If this is expected behavior from Microsoft then I will have to design a different solution.....PLEASE HELP

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.32

    DB:3.32:Group Policy To Change Proxy Settings On Ie To Block Internet aj


    Hi ,
    I wanted to block internet access on IE by changing the proxy settings.
    I want to do this via group policy on few machines.
    Can you please help me - how to implement this.
    Note : I have mix of IE9 IE8 in my environment.
    Appreciate your kind help.

    Sai Krishna

    DB:3.32:Group Policy To Change Proxy Settings On Ie To Block Internet aj

    Hi Sai Krishna,
    You can refer the following related KB:
    Group Policies in Internet Explorer 9
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg699401.aspx
    Best regards.
    We
    are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this
    interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time.
    Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.32

    DB:3.32:Tab Settings In Ie 8 Via Group Policy, Is There A Way To Grey Out This Button As Even After Applying A Policy To Set The Way This Functions It Would Seem That Users Can Still Make Changes To It 9c


    is there a way to grey out this button as even after applying a policy to set the way this functions it would seem that users can still make changes to it

    DB:3.32:Tab Settings In Ie 8 Via Group Policy, Is There A Way To Grey Out This Button As Even After Applying A Policy To Set The Way This Functions It Would Seem That Users Can Still Make Changes To It 9c

    Hi,

    I suggest you to try the steps in the Microsoft article provided and check if it helps.
    Group Policy and Internet Explorer 8:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc985351.aspx

    Managing Browser Settings with Group Policy Tools:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc985341.aspx

    Hope this information helps!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.32

    DB:3.32:Group Policy Management : Drive Mapping Issues zf


    Hi Everyone,
    I have issues with the Group Policies.I havecreated a new Group policy for Drive Mapping viaGroup Policy Management Editor - User Configuration -Preferences- Windows Settings - Drive Map . I checked
    all the security distribution groups, Sharing permissions and also have set the profile on Every single user via Active Directory ( Is there a better way of doing the Profiles??)

    I am logging in as 2 different users - One user is missing a network Drive Mapping and the Other user is missing her profile - personal directory.

    Is there a solution to fix this inconsistent drive mapping???

    Thanks!!

    DB:3.32:Group Policy Management : Drive Mapping Issues zf

    Hi Versar,
    As you want to map drive to multiple users at same time, suggest you use GPP to accomplish it.

    Have you enable Always wait for the network at startup and logon as Martin said?

    If problem persists, please check Windows event log to find is there any error message in it:
    Event Viewer Applications and Services Logs Microsoft Windows GroupPolicy
    And you can alsocollect GPMC.log as I post above to find any clues about the issue.
    Any update is welcome.
    Regards,
    Cicley

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.30

    DB:3.30:Group Policy Preferences Client Side Extensions For Windows Xp64bit --- To View Mapped Drives From Server 2008 8f


    I have this windows server 200864bit providing mapped drives from group policy preferences to windows xp64bit machines.

    DB:3.30:Group Policy Preferences Client Side Extensions For Windows Xp64bit --- To View Mapped Drives From Server 2008 8f

    I have this windows server 200864bit providing mapped drives from group policy preferences to windows xp64bit machines.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.27

    DB:3.27:How Do You Set User Variables Via Local Group Policy On Server 2008 R2 9x


    I need to set user variables via Local Group Policy on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. I can find articles on how to do this viadomain group policy preferences but I can not find anything on how to set this locally. Is this possible and if so how
    do I do it? Oh, and I can't do it via a login script.

    DB:3.27:How Do You Set User Variables Via Local Group Policy On Server 2008 R2 9x

    Hi chip_cary,
    If you want to setup user variables via Local Group Policy on a Windows 2008 (or whatever other system), you shouldcreate and setupa login script to do this.
    But, keep in mind that User environment variables are in fact registry keys that are found in HKCU\Environment\. I think it would be simple to use an application like reg2adm to transform this key in a custom .adm file. Something like this :
    ;----------------------
    CLASS USER
    CATEGORY !!Company_Custom_Settings
    Category !!Company_Variables
    KEYNAME Environment

    POLICY !!Custom_Environment_Variable
    PART !!CustomEnvironmentVariableName EDITTEXT EXPANDABLETEXT REQUIRED
    VALUENAME VAR1
    END PART
    END POLICY
    END CATEGORY
    END CATEGORY
    [strings]
    Company_Custom_Settings=Company Custom Settings
    Company_Variables=Environment variables
    Custom_Environment_Variable=Set user variable
    CustomEnviromnentVairableName=Variable Var1 value
    ;------------------------------
    You should change the VAR1 with whatever variable name you want. Check also :

    http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Using-Custom-ADM-Templates-Windows-Server-2008-Vista-7.html

    Never panic before reboot !

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.26

    DB:3.26:Configure Ie10 - Which Settings By Ieak And Which By Gpo? 8z


    Hi everybody,
    I want to re-design our GPOs and IEAK configuration for the IE 10.
    I wonder which settings I need to set by IEAK and which by GPO, because there are some which you can set by both ways (which is not recommended). In a Technet article it says:
    Because Group Policy Preferences and IEAK10 use asynchronous processes when they run, we recommend that you choose to use only one of the tools within each group of settings, for example using only IEAK10 within the
    Security settings or Group Policy Preferences within the Internet Zone settings. In addition, it's important to remember that policy is enforced and can't be changed by the user, while preferences are configured, but
    can be changed by the user.
    Is there a recommended way how to split the settings?

    DB:3.26:Configure Ie10 - Which Settings By Ieak And Which By Gpo? 8z

    Thanks for your answer Rob,
    the Profile Manager was removed anyway in IEAK 10: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj613108.aspx
    I just thought there is a strict rule, such as rather set proxy setting by GPP than IEAK, to keep it flexible or something like that.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.25

    DB:3.25:Replace Mapped Drives With Unc Paths Via Group Policy Preferences sa


    We are currently using Group Policy Preferences to map network drives to drive letters for our users. Given the risk of ransomware, etc. these days we want to provide users with a UNC link rather than a mapped drive letter. Can anyone tell me
    the best way to do this?
    Thanks,
    Joe

    DB:3.25:Replace Mapped Drives With Unc Paths Via Group Policy Preferences sa

    Finally getting back to this. Thanks everyone for your input. I'm looking into the shortcut route now.
    Joe

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.22

    DB:3.22:Group Policy Preferences Control Panel Settings Internet Settings Security Allow Active Content To Run In Files On My Computer jj


    Here's my situation. Server: Windows Server 2008 Enterprise SP1 Client: Windows XP SP3 and Windows Vista SP1 I've disabled Group Policy Preferences User Configuration Control Panel Settings Internet Settings Security Allow Active content to run in files on My Computer (Uncheck) But when I applied the policy domain wide gpupdate/force, this particular settings is still ticked on all client machine XP SP3 and Vista SP1 with CSE installed. Check in Group Policy Result and it shows the settings as disabled but for client computers, it's still enabled. Unchecked the settings manually from client machine's IE did gpupdate/force and it will auto apply back the settings once policy refreshed. I've block inheritance for this particular Organizational Unit, so it won't take any other policies in my domain. Even enforced it too. RSOP.msc on client machine, couldn't show preferences settings. Only mean for me to check if preferences is applied is using Group Policy Result. This policy is applied to computers and users in the particular Organization Unit with inheritance blocked to it. Hope someone could shed some light on this. Other IE preferences such as homepage URL using this policy worked fine. Only the Allow Active content to run in files on My Computer don't work. I also have no other polices set for IE in my domain.

    DB:3.22:Group Policy Preferences Control Panel Settings Internet Settings Security Allow Active Content To Run In Files On My Computer jj

    Hi, Please try the following suggestions to narrow down the cause of this issue. Open GPO, navigate to: [Computer Configuration/ Policies / Administrative Templates / System / Group Policy / Drive Maps Policy Processing] Set the properties to enable: -Allow processing across a slow network connection -process even if the Group Policy objects have not changed Navigate to: [Computer Configuration/ Policies / Administrative Templates / System /Logon] Enable Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon. Find the GPP Internet Settings, double-click to open the Properties of the policy, switch to Common tab, check the following option: Run in logged-on user's security context (user policy option) Also, please make sure the Policy is Green. If it’s red, it would be ignored. For your reference: http://blogs.technet.com/gpguru/archive/2008/11/19/red-green-gp-preferences-doesn-t-work-even-though-the-policy-applied-and-after-gpupdate-force.aspx If the issue persists, please help to collect the following information for research. 1.    On DC, open GPMC.MSC, collect a copy of Group Policy Result for one of users. Please use Windows Live SkyDrive (http://www.skydrive.live.com/) to upload the file and then give us the download address. 2.    On clients, run gpresult /v C:\gp.txt and upload the file to Skydrive. Thanks. This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.20

    DB:3.20:Proxy Settings Disappear During Policy Refresh 93


    Since moving from Internet Explorer Maintenance Mode to preferences for IE proxy settings deployment, we have noticed that the Internet Explorer proxy settings disappear after a period of time. If the user does a GPUPDATE and then closes and reopens IE,
    the system will return to normal until the next policy refresh interval. As far as I can tell this only impacts IE. We have not seen another other policies impacted, so we are posting this here first just to see if anyone working with IE has already seen this.
    Systems are Windows 7 64Bit (fully patched) with IE8 and IE9 (both impacted). Domain Controllers are server 2008 R2 (Fully Patched).

    The following settings are set in group policy:
    Configure Internet Explorer Maintenance policy processing
    Enabled - Process even if the Group Policy objects have not changed.
    Configure Registry policy processing
    Enabled - Process even if the group policy objects have not changed.

    DB:3.20:Proxy Settings Disappear During Policy Refresh 93

    Hi,
    Please post questions about IEAK and GPO to the IE Pro forum.
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/ie/en-US/home?forum=ieitprocurrentverRob^_^

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.17

    DB:3.17:How To Maintain Ie 10 Favorites In Gp (Without Ieak)? 9s


    Since upgrading to IE 10 I've been forced to deal with the new changes of IEM being removed/not supported with it in Group Policy.
    Ive figured out how to manage security Zones using the new IE Administrative Templates mentioned

    hereand most other settings with Group Policy Preferences. What Ihaven'tbeen able to find however is how to manage IE favorites
    without using IEAK.
    Can someone point me where I should be looking for this?
    Thanks!

    DB:3.17:How To Maintain Ie 10 Favorites In Gp (Without Ieak)? 9s

    Disregard... I figured it out. You do so with GPP Folders Windows Setting.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.14

    DB:3.14:Missing Internet Preferences Setting In Gpo For Ie 10 8a


    I am looking at replacing the Internet Explorer Maintenance policies with Internet Setting group preferences as per microsoft recommendations.

    I have open GPO console on a win8 machine, under user config,\policy\windows settings I am suppose to see internet explorer but I don't, it's just not showing. From win 7 machine I can see the option but you can not create preference for ie 10 on a
    win 7 machine, thanks you Microsoft yet again!
    Any help please as I how get the option available to create internet settings group policy preferences?

    DB:3.14:Missing Internet Preferences Setting In Gpo For Ie 10 8a

    Hi,
    In Windows®8, the IEM(Internet Explorer Maintenance under the user configuration\policys\windows settings) settings have been deprecated in favor of Group Policy Preferences, Administrative Templates
    (.admx), and the Internet Explorer Administration Kit10 (IEAK10).
    “Any settings that you previously configured with IEM will no longer work on computers where Internet Explorer 10 or newer is installed, regardless of the Windows version it’s been installed on. You
    must update your settings using Group Policy Preferences, Administrative Templates (.admx), or the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK).”
    So if we want to manage IE 10 and above on Windows 8, we may consider to use group policy preferences or IEAK10.
    More information, please take a look at the below links:
    Appendix B: Replacements for Internet Explorer Maintenance
    Using Group Policy Preferences
    Getting Started with IEAK 10
    Hope this may help,
    Best regards
    MichaelIf you have any feedback on our support, please click
    here.

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.14

    DB:3.14:Powershell - Group Policy - Auditing Tab c1


    All,

    I am looking for a way in powershell (or other scripting means)to pull up the Auditing Tab for a group policy object so that I can get a list of all Group policy objects and their Auditing Tab details.

    IE - Type/Name/Access
    I have been unsucessful finding anything via powershell on this topic.
    Thoughts?

    DB:3.14:Powershell - Group Policy - Auditing Tab c1

    That's probably actually the right output. The objects being returned are CommonAce (or ObjectAce) properties with lots of synthetic properties added (ObjectAces actually become invalid b/c I overwrite the AceType property with something that my New-AccessControlEntry
    understands, and I've been working on a help topic that will explain all of this stuff to go along with the module, but that's getting way off topic).
    Version 2.1 and below support security descriptors that don't have ObjectAces. AD security descriptors can have normal, simple ACEs that contain an IdentityReference, a numeric access mask, inheritance and propagation information, etc, but they can also
    have ACEs that contain an ObjectAceType and an InheritedObjectAceType. Normal ACE inheritance/propagation can make an ACE apply to any combination of the following:
    * The object itself (in NTFS land, this would be Folder/File that the SD applies to; registry it would be the Key; etc)
    * Any child containers (in NTFS the sub folders; registry sub keys; AD child objects)
    * Any child objects (in NTFS the sub files; registry doesn't do child objects so doesn't apply)

    That's showing you the shorthand notation, so those ACEs apply to the object and any child containers. If the ACE applies to an OU, then it's good for that OU and anything inside of it.
    If an InheritedAceType is specified in an object ACE, then it means that the ACE only applies to certain object types.
    So, if the output is correct, you only have one ACE that has an InheritedObjectType. If you look in the ACL editor GUI, you should see that the other ACEs aren't limited to a specific object type.
    I feel like that notation works pretty well when viewing ACEs for files, registry keys, services, printers, process, etc (everything except AD objects), but it does look a little strange next to the AD ACEs that are limited. To further confuse things, that's
    just the formatting system displaying that shorthand notation. If you actually export those to a CSV, do a Format-List *, or just view the AppliesTo property on each ACE, you'll see that there is a longer string being displayed (I'm actually probably going
    to change that enumeration, so the strings will look slightly different).
    If I do make any changes to how the AppliesTo property is displayed, it will happen before 3.0 is finalized. Any suggestions?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.13

    DB:3.13:Unable To Find Gpo For Ie 11 1f


    When I install and open Group Policy Management Editor on Windows 8.1 and drill down to
    User Configuration / Preferences / Control Panel Settings / Internet Settings

    DB:3.13:Unable To Find Gpo For Ie 11 1f

    When I install and open Group Policy Management Editor on Windows 8.1 and drill down to
    User Configuration / Preferences / Control Panel Settings / Internet Settings

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.13

    DB:3.13:Group Policy Preferences To Run Defrags j8


    Does anyone have experience setting up GPP for running ServerDefrags?

    DB:3.13:Group Policy Preferences To Run Defrags j8

    This will happen by design. Windows 7 defrag excludes SSD automatically.
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/e7/archive/2009/05/05/support-and-q-a-for-solid-state-drives-and.aspx
    | Will disk defragmentation be disabled by default on SSDs?
    | Yes. The automatic scheduling of defragmentation will exclude
    | partitions on devices that declare themselves as SSDs. [...]
    Mark

    While thebuilt-in /default / automaticdefragmentation schedule will not apply to Solid State Disks in Windows 7, there are a couple of points for consideration:

    You can manually start defragmentation of a Solid State Disk (SSD) through the GUI and the command line on a Windows 7 box.

    (This is not advisable since it'll wear out the disk prematurely, as stated earlier)
    Solid State Disk Defragmentation Exclusion is a Windows 7 feature. While Windows 7 disables the default defragmentation schedule, previous Windows Operating Systems (Windows XP, Windows Vista) apply the default schedule.

    (it is advisable to turn it off) Windows will only detect a Solid State Disk (SSD) during installation of the Operating System. Many large organizations use 3rd party imaging tools (like Ghost with ghostwalker) or NewSID, that do not run a PnP schan for hardware. On these systems the default
    defragmentation schedule still applies.
    (it is advisable to run the System Preparation Tool sysprep.exe)

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.13

    DB:3.13:Group Policy Admin Templates For Ie 8 Phased Rollout cs


    Hello,

    DB:3.13:Group Policy Admin Templates For Ie 8 Phased Rollout cs

    Hi,
    you need to install the IE8 adm templates.
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=18664

    IE7 machines will ignore the IE8 specific settings.

    System Administrators or other IT professionals should post their technical questions to the IE Technet forum
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/ieitprocurrentver/threads?prof=required

    this forum is for consumer help with IE... the audience here will be confused by technical questions and answers.

    Regards.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.11

    DB:3.11:Thread: Workstation Groups And Workstation Effective Policies? 7f


    1)can a workstation receive a policy via membership in a workstation

    group?

    When I associate a workstation policy to a workstation group, none of

    the

    workstation objects that are in the workstation group ever receive the

    policy .. the scheduler never shows the policy and the policy never

    runs or

    applies.

    Is this supposed to work? (Zen 4.01) If it is supposed to work, how

    would I

    go about trouble-shooting it? When I associate the policy with a

    workstation directly, it seems to work (ie, the policy become and

    \'effective

    policy\').

    2)If the above policy is the iprint policy pointing at the setup.exe

    for the

    iprint client, will .... does that work? So basically can I deliver

    printers

    to workstations soley as a result of the workstation being a member of

    a

    workstation group?

    DB:3.11:Thread: Workstation Groups And Workstation Effective Policies? 7f

    The answer to your question in both instances is Yes.

    You can associate Iprint Policies to Workstation groups and

    Yes it works

    One of my client has around 70 workstation groups assigning printer

    subsets

    in this manor

    Things to watch out for

    1. Iprint Client 2.10 or above

    2. Workstation Search policy must include Groups

    3. Don not associate 2 policies to the same Workstation (put the

    workstation

    into two groups with Iprint Policies associated)

    4. Set your schedule for the policy to user login.

    5. Use UNC pathing for Setup.exe

    6. Ensure that the workstations container has rights to the folder

    that

    Setup.exe resides.

    Hope this helps

    Fred Nolan

    CNE 2/3/4/5/6

    Network ADMIN Admin@stoughton.k12.wi.us wrote in message

    news:onTlb.7237$ZE4.1147@prv-forum2.provo.novell.com...

    1)can a workstation receive a policy via membership in a workstation

    group?

    When I associate a workstation policy to a workstation group, none

    of the

    workstation objects that are in the workstation group ever receive

    the

    policy .. the scheduler never shows the policy and the policy never

    runs

    or

    applies.

    Is this supposed to work? (Zen 4.01) If it is supposed to work, how

    would

    I

    go about trouble-shooting it? When I associate the policy with a

    workstation directly, it seems to work (ie, the policy become and

    \'effective

    policy\').

    2)If the above policy is the iprint policy pointing at the setup.exe

    for

    the

    iprint client, will .... does that work? So basically can I deliverprinters

    to workstations soley as a result of the workstation being a member

    of a

    workstation group?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.11

    DB:3.11:How Can I Enable Language Bar And Also Add Specific Languages In Windows 7 Via Group Policy 8z


    Is their any group policy or group policy preferences to display language bar either on desktop or in task bar and also add specific langauges like chinese, japanese, etc for Windows 7 computers ?

    DB:3.11:How Can I Enable Language Bar And Also Add Specific Languages In Windows 7 Via Group Policy 8z

    If there is, you'd more likely find it in the TechNet ITPro or MSDN server forums, here we concentrate on helping home users having Windows 7 desktop issues or questions about the Windows 7 desktop.

    Sohailur wrote in message news:*** Email address is removed for privacy ***...

    Is their any group policy or group policy preferences to display language bar either on desktop or in task bar and also add specific langauges like chinese, japanese, etc for Windows 7 computers ?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.11

    DB:3.11:Can You Block The Ie 9 Install? j3


    We will be blocking the IE 9 install from our Windows updates. Is there a way to block users from installing it? Via Group Policy?

    DB:3.11:Can You Block The Ie 9 Install? j3

    Hi,
    You may consider using APP Locker to block the software which you wanna to block the installation.
    Please refer to the following link.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd723686(WS.10).aspxPlease remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Is Ie 10 Group Policy Still Available In Windows Server 2008 (Not R2)? xx


    Hello!

    Would like to ask if IE 10 group policy still available in windows server 2008 (not r2)? I just checked now that it only works on a group policy preferences. However, I could only create new policy in IE7 on our server. Can IE 10still be availablefor
    our AD? Thanks a lot.

    DB:3.10:Is Ie 10 Group Policy Still Available In Windows Server 2008 (Not R2)? xx

    I tried running the commands below from the 2008 r2 server command promp but i receive an error on the step FOR
    /F %i IN (c:\temp\admx\admx.txt) DO copy %i c:\temp\admx\PolicyDefinitions\. It says the file cannot be found. I have the same options available for ie6 and ie7 in my GPO. Any clues to help resolve this?

    I am only trying to get access to ie9 as we do not have any computers running Windows 8.

    Open an elevated cmd prompt and run the following commands.

    cd /d %windir%\winsxs
    mkdir c:\temp
    mkdir c:\temp\admx\PolicyDefinitions
    mkdir c:\temp\admx\PolicyDefinitions\en-US
    FOR /F %i IN (c:\temp\admx\admx.txt) DO copy %i c:\temp\admx\PolicyDefinitions\
    FOR /F %i IN (c:\temp\admx\adml_en-us.txt) DO copy %i c:\temp\admx\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Aligning Windows 7 Machines With 2008 R2 Domain pa


    Windows Server 2008 R2 DC/domain, Windows 7 workstations
    i am having trouble pushing IE proxy settings via group policy to Windows 7 machines. upon checking RSOP results, i found that the tree structure for Windows 7 and the current location of IE settings are not the same:
    Windows 7:

    User Configuration
    Software Settings
    Windows Settings
    Admin Templates

    DC:

    User Configuration
    Policies
    Preferences
    Windows Settings
    Control Panel Settings
    Internet Settings

    how can i align the Windows7 machines so that they receive the IE proxy settings via group policies?

    DB:3.10:Aligning Windows 7 Machines With 2008 R2 Domain pa

    this didn't help.
    so i returned the link to what it was before.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.06

    DB:3.06:Export-Import Of Group Policy Preferences Via Xml sf


    What is the best method to import policy preferences from one domain into another? Is there a way to leverage the XLM file? I went ahead and created all the drive mappings and printer assignments in a lab environment that actually correspond
    to what is needed in the production domain and would like to simply import them.

    DB:3.06:Export-Import Of Group Policy Preferences Via Xml sf

    Hi,

    As this thread has been quiet for a while, we will mark it as ‘Answered’ as the information provided should be helpful. If you need further help, please feel free to reply this post directly so we will be notified to follow it up. You can also choose to unmark
    the answer as you wish.

    BTW, we’d love to hear your feedback about the solution. By sharing your experience you can help other community members facing similar problems. Thanks for your understanding and efforts.

    Best Regards

    Kevin

    TechNet Subscriber Support
    If you are
    TechNet Subscription user and have any feedback
    on our support quality, please send your feedback here.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.04

    DB:3.04:Deploying A Network Shortcut To Taskbar Via Group Policy? xa


    Hello all,
    Our Help Desk team needs to have an MMC pinned to their taskbar for ease of use. The MMC is located on a network share.
    I created a group policy (User Config/Preferences/Windows Settings/Shortcuts) that copies the MMC shortcut to: %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar
    The policy copies the shortcut perfectly, however it does not pin it to the taskbar.
    Is this a registry issue? Am I going to be able to deploy this without using a logon script?

    DB:3.04:Deploying A Network Shortcut To Taskbar Via Group Policy? xa

    Hi,
    We can try the steps below to deploy pinned items by Group Policy:
    1. Configure Pinned items on one Windows 7 system.
    2. Export Registry Key to pinned.reg file:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Taskband]
    And copy items in the %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\User Pinned\TaskBar to a shared folder.
    3. Create a GPO to import pinned.reg on client machines and copy shared shortcut files to client machines.
    There is a related Thread: Deploy shortcut to taskbar - Win 7
    In addition, if a shortcut including the specific strings, the program is not pinnable and is not displayed in the most frequently used list by default.
    For details:
    How to Exclude Items from Taskbar Pinning and Recent/Frequent Lists
    Hope this helps!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.04

    DB:3.04:Do Power Schemes For Windows Xp Work Via Group Policy Preferences f1


    Hello all and thanks for any help you can provide. I'm trying to deploy or apply a power scheme to windows xp sp3 laptops via group policy preferences. I have tried to create the power scheme and then update a power scheme. I have used
    always on scheme and portable laptop computers scheme. I made sure the group policy client side extensions are installed on the machines but no cigar. I also have set to always wait for the network at startup and to process the preferences power
    options extensions.
    On the laptops, when I run a gpresult, my power management policy is shown as applied but obviously it is not. I have no erros regarding failure to apply this policy in the event viewer on the machines. Very frustrated at this point. Do
    the power schemes work on xp via group policy preferences or not. Your help and recommendations to resolve this issue are greatly appreciated.

    DB:3.04:Do Power Schemes For Windows Xp Work Via Group Policy Preferences f1

    Hello all. I have taken your advice for some of my buildings dependent on how the buildings are set up. In two buildings, I applied the power settings via loopback merge on the computers I needed the settings applied to. In other buildings,
    I applied the power settings to users directly. Both accoring to what I read and what you recommended - seems like it should work. I hope this meets with what is required. I will respond when I'm able to confirm. Thank you so much for
    responding and sorry for the delay in my getting back to you.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.03

    DB:3.03:Server 2008 R2 - Registry Ownership For Preferences fk


    We've got some settings we'd like to apply using Group Policy Preferences to the registry - however, ownership needs to be taken of the containing folder before the value can apply. In manually testing, the prefence will apply if I change the ownership before I refresh policy (and no, it didn't apply before I did that). Just hoping there might be a way to do this without the manual step (otherwise why do it via policy). Preferences are wonderful and powerful.......but can it do this somehow?

    DB:3.03:Server 2008 R2 - Registry Ownership For Preferences fk

    OK - I've solved my own problem by doing a bit more research (research being more creative Google searches - I'm sure you'd find it with Bing too). In my GPO, you can browse to COMPUTER CONFIGURATION | POLICIES | WINDOWS SETTINGS | SECURITY SETTINGS | REGISTRY and set permissions on the registry there. Was able to change the owner of a folder, and the registry settings I was then wanting to apply via preferences worked successfully.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.03

    DB:3.03:Add Printers To Group Policy Preferences By Use Of A Script xc


    We are in the middle of migrating to Active Directory and as such I would like to take advantage of deploying printers via Group Policy Preferences.do do this I need to manually add existing shared printers one by one in to the GPO is there a way to script this??im fairly vew to VBS but am willing to give it a go.I have used scripts to add users to the AD and would think there is a similar way for Group Policy

    DB:3.03:Add Printers To Group Policy Preferences By Use Of A Script xc

     
    Hi,
     
    Thanks for the reply.
     
    If you can successfully install printers on the new server, I’d like to suggest you manually create Group Policy preference items one by one to deploy the printers to client PCs.
     
    Although some GPP items are saved as .XML files, we couldn’t only create these XML files to replace GPO items, because GPO also create some objects called GPC (Group Policy Container) in AD database and files called GPT under Sysvol files to ensure GP items can be properly applied. Besides, I am not sure if there are some tools or scripts that can help us import .XML files and automatically generate GPC and GPT. So, I suggest creating GPP manually.
     
    Hope this helps.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:What Is The Difference Between Restricted Group Group Policy Setting And Local User And Group Preferences Policy dj


    Hi
    I have windows 2008R2 dc and my furest functional level is 2008 and all client is windows 7.
    iwant to mange local admin membership via group policy.
    I wonder to know What is the difference between Restricted Group Group policy setting and local user and group preferences policy.
    andwhich one are better and more standard to use in my domain?
    thanks in advance

    DB:3.02:What Is The Difference Between Restricted Group Group Policy Setting And Local User And Group Preferences Policy dj

    Hello,
    interesting read why you may not use GPP for the password
    http://www.frickelsoft.net/blog/?p=116Best regards
    Meinolf Weber
    MVP, MCP, MCTS
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
    My Blog: http://msmvps.com/blogs/mweber/

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees and confers no rights.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Configuring Internet Explorer 8 On Xp With Group Policy fk


    I am trying to update IE8 zone information via group policy on xp machines. I do not get any errors, however the settings are not getting applied to the computers in the OU. I created a test ou placed a couple of computers in it and created a group policy
    which I linked to the test ou. I blocked inheritance on the OU. Gpresult shows this is the only policy hitting the computer. Some IE settings are updating while others are not? I imported the inetres.adm file into the new policy. I am using a Windows
    w2k8 server with group policy management to update the policy and run gpresult.

    DB:3.02:Configuring Internet Explorer 8 On Xp With Group Policy fk

    For clients that it didn't implement try to use command of GPupdate in those machines. Also you may try to enforce a restart on those machines and also could try to refrech domain and Active Directory.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Map Drive Setting In Group Policy Preferences Set In Group Policy Console On One Machine Not Seen In Group Policy Console On Another Machine 18


    I setup group policy preferences to map drives using the group policy administrator on a Vista machine.  This has been working well.  This morning I looked at the same group policy from a Windows 2008 server and none of the drive map settings made on the Vista machine were visible. Is this a difference in the group policy consoles between Vista and 2008, or do all the group policy preferences need to be done from one machine? Thanks, Leo

    DB:3.02:Map Drive Setting In Group Policy Preferences Set In Group Policy Console On One Machine Not Seen In Group Policy Console On Another Machine 18

    I setup group policy preferences to map drives using the group policy administrator on a Vista machine.  This has been working well.  This morning I looked at the same group policy from a Windows 2008 server and none of the drive map settings made on the Vista machine were visible. Is this a difference in the group policy consoles between Vista and 2008, or do all the group policy preferences need to be done from one machine? Thanks, Leo

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Create Scheduler Tasks Group Policy Windows 2003 df


    How i can create scheduler tasks group policy windows 2003 . i don't see the preferences .

    thanks

    DB:3.02:Create Scheduler Tasks Group Policy Windows 2003 df

    You can only edit Group Policy Preferences from a Windows Vista/Server 2008 or later OS... however the settings will still apply to Windows XP/2003. I recommend you look at my blog post

    Best Practice: How to schedule a delayed start logon script with Group Policyfor how to use the scheduled task option...
    Hope it helpsAlan Burchill (MVP)
    http://www.grouppolicy.biz
    Follow me on twitter @alanburchill

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:How Do I Setup Internet Explorer 89 Group Policy Preferences In Server 2008 8m


    The only options I have are for IE 5/6/7, I am trying to do this under Internet Settings under User Configuration Preferences Control Panel Settings Internet Settings

    DB:3.02:How Do I Setup Internet Explorer 89 Group Policy Preferences In Server 2008 8m

    Windows Server Forums:
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/category/windowsserver/

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Modifying Variables... k3


    Is there a way to trim / split / copy sections of an environment variable into another variable .. via group policy/preferences?

    DB:3.02:Modifying Variables... k3


     
    Hello,
     
    As far as I know, no function is available to trim / split / copy the current variables as strings in the Group Policy Environment. I will keep looking on this issue and will update this thread if there is any related information.
     
    Thanks.
     

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Email Setting Via Policy sc



    We would like to uncheck "Send Email to Handheld" in Email Preferences via IT policy (or a similar method) for a certain group of devices in our environment. (Torch 9800's on BES 5.0.3 MR4)

    The devices in question are used for a specific application and we do not want email to arrive at the device.

    I can't seem to find an option to automate this. Can anyone help please?

    Thanks!

    DB:3.01:Email Setting Via Policy sc


    Thanks for your quick reply.

    That is exactly the setting that I had used, but unfortunately if an email is sent to the address associated with that device it gets delivered to the device.

    Annoying!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Scheduled Task Group Policy Preferences Daylight Savings 31


    I have about 10 scheduled tasks that are configured via Group Policy Preferences to approximately 350 machines (all in the same time zone). They are XP SP3 clients joined to a Windows 2008 R2 domain.
    Over the weekend, daylight savings occurred - all of the clocks jumped ahead 1 hour. When I look at my clients though - all of their tasks that are scheduled via the GPP are 1 hour off (ahead).

    Why is this and how can it be fixed?

    EDIT: After some further reading I am seeing that this is / was a bug in Group Policy Preferences. I am seeing information from 2009-2010. Could it be that this bug has not yet been resolved??
    Thanks
    sb

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Ieak Vs. Group Policy kf


    Here is a basic question. Which should I use, IEAK or Group Policy or how are they related?
    I have a bunchof Windows 7 IE 9 users who have proxy settings, default favorites, and maybe some other settings set via Group Policy with Server 2008 R2 and Server 2003 R2 domain controllers. Some users upgraded to IE 10 and subsequently discovered
    that the favorites and proxy settings (or any Internet Explorer settings?) do not work through Group Policy.

    So, I read that one can use 'Group Policy preferences', but doing that will require running Group Policy from an upgraded Windows 7 machine or something like that because the domain controllers can't recognize IE10 or higher. But then, I also see that there
    is this Internet Explorer Administration Kit which can supposedly set various configuration items.
    So, what will work?Do they work together? What gives?
    I want to set IE configuration of Windows 7 machines with IE 9 or 10.

    DB:3.01:Ieak Vs. Group Policy kf

    Hi,
    Thank you for your update.
    IEM will be removed if we have installed IE10 on the server side. Besides, regarding group policy for configure browser settings in IE10 and IE 9, we could take use ofAdministrative Templates
    and Group Policy preferences.
    We could download Administrative Templates from here:
    Administrative Templates for Windows Internet Explorer 10
    More information, please check:
    Managing Browser Settings with Group Policy Tools
    Group Policies in Internet Explorer 9
    Hope this may help
    Best regardsMichael Shao
    TechNet Community Support

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:Ie Maintenance In Group Policy. 7c



    IE Maintenance in Group Policy (User Configuration- Policies- Windows Settings) has a URLs settings.
    InWindows Server 2012 or Windows 8 IE10IE Maintenanceis not accessible!
    IEAK: does not support URLs modifications and sending them within seconds to 10000 PCs throughout the domain.
    GPMC: User Configuration–Preferences–Control Pane Settings-Internet Settings, also does not support changing URLs!
    We recently migrated out Domain controllers to Windows 2012, and we have migrated all our PCs to Windows 8IE10.
    We had to keep some management PCs with Windows 7IE9and (RSAT) Remote Server Administration Tools installedin order for us to see that IE Maintenance in Group Policy.
    We want tomigrate fully to Windows 8 IE10, how to resolve that issue, why Microsoft did that to IE Maintenance!!!

    DB:3.00:Ie Maintenance In Group Policy. 7c

    Hi,

    Thanks for posting your issue in the forum.

    I agree with Martin, since you want to deploy IE 10 Favorites to Windows 8 machines, we could use Shortcuts extension in GPP to achieve the target. For details about this, we could try to refer
    to the following threads.

    no longer see Internet Explorer Maintenance in Group Policy Management Console

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverGP/thread/0f0dca40-22f1-49ab-ba5a-25f5748287e6

    IE10 favorites per GPO

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/ieitprocurrentver/thread/30675c2d-ec1c-410d-bdb6-3e07441d4174

    Hope this helps.

    Best Regards,

    Andy Qi

    TechNet Subscriber Support

    If you are
    TechNet Subscription user and have any feedback
    on our support quality, please send your feedback here.Andy Qi
    TechNet Community Support

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:Can An Ipp Printer Be Deployed Via Group Policy? c7


    I'm looking at implementing printers at our site with Internet Printing Protocol connections to a linux-based CUPS server.
    Is it possible to deploy printers via group policy, similar to what can be done to deploy local and TCP/IP printers as mentioned at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc731292.aspx or http://www.msserveradmin.com/the-one-reason-you-should-use-group-policy-preferences/
    (among other locations)? I've not had good luck implementing GPO's direct from the Print Management application on Server 2008R2, but I have been able to create printer entries in a GPO under Computer Configuration-Preferences-Control Panel Settings-Printers.
    There doesn't appear to be a way to define an IPP printer in the GPO editor. :(
    John

    DB:3.00:Can An Ipp Printer Be Deployed Via Group Policy? c7

    While this is well after the likely timeframe for the question I thought I'd enter it because I couldn't find any other approaches to doing IPP deployment with GPOs and, sometimes, that's what you'd want to do. It's basically a sequence of three or
    four GPOs; the following is an outline. The basic strategy is: 1) create/deploy the IPP printer ports with GPP Registry; 2) install the driver on those ports with GPP Printer; 3) fix things that need to be changed with one or more GPOs. We
    use this method (but it does require testing).
    The first step is to create the necessary IPP ports using a GPP Registry policy. Installing the printers on a machine and checking HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Print\Providers\Internet Print Provider\Ports will show the keys/values that need
    to be created in this GPP Registry policy.
    With the IPP ports created, a second GPO then uses the standard GPP Printer deployment. The printer to be installed is set up in the normal way on an accessible share. As far as installation on the machine supporting the share, any port settings
    can be used (including a 169 address) as the shared printer is only used for pulling the drivers. In the Printer GPP, the Port value to enter should be the one created in the Registry GPP above, e.g. http://someserver.com:631/printers/printername
    (there can be a complication here) and the Printer Path is the location of the shared printer (e.g. \\servername\printer).
    Running this combination -- GPP Registry first, then GPP Printer -- results in the installation of an IPP printer, in the trivial case (see below).
    The third GPO, again in the trivial case, handles post-install tune-ups. We have found, for example, that printers installed in this way install Offline in our environment and a GPP Registry GPO that sets the Attributes setting for each printer
    (HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Print\Printers\printername) to (hex) 50 (decimal 80) fixes that.
    The trivial case described above is related to the limited length of the string you can enter in the GPP Printer Port field. The IPP value entered in GPP Printer Port needs to find a matching port name on the client machine for the printer installation
    to occur. If the IPP address for the printer is shorter than the length limit in the Port box, all is simple -- create the IPP port with the first GPO, deploy the printer with the second. If the IPP address is longer than the Port limit it's
    still possible to do but requires an additional step, the creation of an initial, extra, dummy IPP port in the first GPO, to support the printer installation, and then a follow-up GPO to switch to the full/working IPP port afterwards. The main criteria for
    the dummy port is that its length is no longer than the Port box can accommodate.
    For installations that require creating an additional short, dummy, IPP port to support installation, there needs to be a follow-up GPP Registry policy that switches the port assignment to the correct port. Looking at the key values in the printer's HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Print\Printers\printername
    hive will show which reference the port. For the HP printers we install, there are three settings (a Port, a portName and a UIRealNetworkName) that need to be changed. A GPP Registry GPO can replace the dummy values with the correct ones (created also
    by the first GPO).
    Again, this is only intended as an option for those who need to deploy IPP printers and haven't found other ways to do it

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:2008 Group Policy Extensions On Windows 2000 8x


    Will mapping printers via group policy preferences work on windows 2000 servers? We have a few 2000 servers in place that will be upgraded by July, but need to have printers mapped. Thanks!

    DB:3.00:2008 Group Policy Extensions On Windows 2000 8x

    Hi, Im sorry for the inconvenience that this problem may have brought to you. If there is any problem to create the script, we will try out best to help. If you have more questions in the future, youre welcomed to this forum. Thanks. This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:Ie 11 Group Policy Preferences c8


    Frustrated.....
    I am trying to get IE 11 Group Policy settings setup.
    2008 R2 Domain
    Management PC is Win7 with IE 11 installed.
    I have also tried to install the inetres.admx in my Sysvol\PolicyDefinitions folder without luck.
    How exactly can I get to see my Internet Explorer 11 in Group Policy MMC???
    All I see when I edit Preferences Internet Settings are
    IE 5 and 6
    IE 7
    IE 8

    DB:3.00:Ie 11 Group Policy Preferences c8

    Hi Chris,
    How is it going? To use GPP to manage IE11 in Windows Server 2008 R2 domain, the recommended solution is to do this on Windows Server 2012/R2 or Windows 8/8.1 with RSAT installed. Besides, as Jugganutz1871 suggested, you can also try to use IEAK 11 to manage
    IE 11.
    In addition, if you are interested in editing the xml file to try to make IE 8 settings work for IE 11, the following blog can be referred to for more information.
    How to implement Internet Explorer 10 Group Policy with Windows 7
    http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2013/03/how-to-implement-internet-explorer-10-group-policy-with-windows-7/
    TechNet Subscriber Support

    If you areTechNet Subscriptionuser and have any feedback on our support quality, please send your feedbackhere.
    Best regards,
    Frank Shen

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:Policy Preferences 3p


    Please consult: We have windows server 2008R Policy settings in the Preferences will not be reflected on stations Win7 Group Policy Modeling Group Policy Failed Driver Maps Gpupdate on the station connection time has expired Thank you

    DB:3.00:Policy Preferences 3p

    Please consult: We have windows server 2008R Policy settings in the Preferences will not be reflected on stations Win7 Group Policy Modeling Group Policy Failed Driver Maps Gpupdate on the station connection time has expired Thank you

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.00

    DB:3.00:Ie Page Setup | Margins Via Group Policy 3c


     
    Hi guys,
     
    Need to know if the following can be done in either IE6 or IE7..
     
    Through Group Policy our network administrators would like to set the page margins in IE (Top,Bottm,Left,Right) and then disable them so tht users cannot change them. how do we do tht?
     
    Heard a lot about group policies but just cant find the actual policy which does that. If it is possible to implement sucha  policy can someone direct me to actual policy path\name..
     
    if not possible thru policy is it possible to set the page setup thru code via html/asp page?
     
    Our goal is to ensure that users are not able to fiddle with the page setup margins..
     
    Cheers

    DB:3.00:Ie Page Setup | Margins Via Group Policy 3c

     
    Hi guys,
     
    Need to know if the following can be done in either IE6 or IE7..
     
    Through Group Policy our network administrators would like to set the page margins in IE (Top,Bottm,Left,Right) and then disable them so tht users cannot change them. how do we do tht?
     
    Heard a lot about group policies but just cant find the actual policy which does that. If it is possible to implement sucha  policy can someone direct me to actual policy path\name..
     
    if not possible thru policy is it possible to set the page setup thru code via html/asp page?
     
    Our goal is to ensure that users are not able to fiddle with the page setup margins..
     
    Cheers

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.99

    DB:2.99:Gpo More Secure Than Gpp? 98


    Hi,

    When I read
    about GPO vs GPP, GPO sounds more secure..or?

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=42e30e3f-6f01-4610-9d6e-f6e0fb7a0790DisplayLang=en

    The key difference between preferences and policy settings is enforcement. Group Policy strictly enforces policy settings. First, Group Policy writes those settings to the Policy
    branches of the registry, and the access control lists (ACLs) on those branches prevent Standard users from changing them. When a Group Policy-aware application or operating system feature looks for a potentially managed setting, it first looks for the policy
    setting.
    The result is that after deploying preferences using Group Policy, users can still change those settings. Additionally, Group Policy refreshes preferences using the same interval
    as Group Policy settings by default.
    /SaiTech/SaiTech

    DB:2.99:Gpo More Secure Than Gpp? 98

    Thanks Guy, Nice no downside...
    Now the will be some GPP created..
    From the paper I found this about User interface. Is there any how can explain what this with User interface ?
    Enforcement:
    GPP -
    User
    interface is not disabled
    GPO-
    User interface is disabled

    http://sgwindowsgroup.org/blogs/bernard/archive/2010/03/03/adding-trusted-sites-to-internet-explorer-using-gpo.aspx
    /SaiTech

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.99

    DB:2.99:Ie 11 Content Advisor Configuration Via Gpo 78


    Hello,
    I'm trying to figure out how to enable and configure the content advisor for IE 11 through GPO. The setting in Group Policy preferences is greyed out and there is no way to configure from a regular policy. The only setting relates to showing the content
    advisor option (it's disabled by default).

    I don't wish to use IEAK.
    Thanks in advance for your help!
    Neil

    DB:2.99:Ie 11 Content Advisor Configuration Via Gpo 78

    Why has this been marked as answered when the last post was saying let me know if you find a solution.

    I too am having this issue - you can't use family safety on domain accounts and can no longer configure content advisor...

    What is the way forwards here?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.98

    DB:2.98:Group Policy File Item Preferences Delay 7c


    We are using Group Policy Preferences to copy files from a file share to local workstations, using the Replace option. We are most concerned with files being updated at logon.
    If the third-party macro developer makes a change to one of the distributed files and then immediately logs off and logs back in, the new version of the file is not pushed out via Group Policy. It will be updated on the next GP refresh.
    Logins that occur some unknown time after this will have the new version of the file distributed. The system seems to be caching the files somehow.
    A comment on this KB article suggests that the default SMBDirectoryCacheLifetime is 10 minutes, not 10 seconds - if this is the case, could this be the issue?

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff686200%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

    DB:2.98:Group Policy File Item Preferences Delay 7c

    I thought I had already replied. The default settings are applied -

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.98

    DB:2.98:Automate The Addition Of Printers To Group Policy kp


    Hi!I posted a couple of questions in another forum, and got these answers:1) As far as I know, the printer connections added to a Group Policy using the Windows Server 2003 R2 feature, are stored in the domain partition in Active Directory as objects in objectCategory=msPrint-ConnectionPolicy. Are this the same for Group Policy Preferences in Windows Server 2008/2008 R2? In other words: Can we reuse the printer deployment GPO`s we create now for GP Preferences printer deployment when we some time in the future buy Windows Server 2008 CALs?
    You are correct. Using Print Management the GPO is stored in objectCategory=msPrint-ConnectionPolicy. However this is not the same as Group Policy preference. This means we are not able to reuse the GPOs when we use Group Policy Preference in the further.
    Print Management is actually more powerful than group policy preference. It is used via group policy as well. We do not need to create a separate group policy for it to use. Instead, we can use any existing group policy such as Default Domain Policy, or the group policy that you have used to deploy printers via group policy preference. With Print Management, we can manage printers more easily. Click Administrative Tool-Print Management and we can manage printers through a central manner, which is more easy and efficient. We can also manage printers in GPO more easily with Print Management installed. To do so, open group policy editor, expand Computer Configuration(User Configuration)-Policies-Windows Settings-Deployed Printers.
    2) Are there any automated way to publish the printer connections to a GPO with scripting? To avoid manually adding several hundreds of printer objects to a GPO. We have a csv-file containing all the printer connections.
    I tried to find if there is any internal tool for you to do this but it seems very hard to find such one. I suggest we post this question to the MSDN forum because for coding and script questions MSDN is more appreciate:
    MSDN Forum can be found here: http://forums.microsoft.com/My question are related to how to automate the process of adding printers (\\printserver\printer) to Group Policies in the objectCategory msPrint-ConnectionPolicy in Active Directory.Preferably I would like to create a PowerShell script to accomplish this.What forum might be the most appropriate for this question?Jan Egil Ring

    Blog: http://blog.powershell.no
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/janegilring

    DB:2.98:Automate The Addition Of Printers To Group Policy kp

    Hello Jan,Thank you for your post!  I would suggest creating a new thread for your question in the (Windows Server TechCenter Windows Server Forums Group Policy ) forum located here:  (http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverGP/threads).
    Hope that would be helpful.
    Have a great day!
    Thanks regards,Ashawani
    Tier 2 Application Support
    Server and Tools Online Engineering Live Services Team

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.98

    DB:2.98:Migrating Group Policy Preferences File Shares Mappings To Point To New File Server 3p


    What is the easiest may to migrate File Shares Mappings via Group Policy Preferences? My initial thought was to:
    1. Build the new server, join domain
    2. Robocopy files over to new server
    3. Export Shares (with Security) registry from old server and import registry to new server. (Got this to work)
    4. Take old server off domain and put in workgroup.
    5. Take new server off domain and put in workgroup.
    6. Reset old server Active Directory computer account.
    7. Rename new server with old server name and join domain.
    I don't think this will work because Group Policy Preferences store the server name using the SID and not the active text name. Any other issues with this method?

    DB:2.98:Migrating Group Policy Preferences File Shares Mappings To Point To New File Server 3p

    Most of our drive mapping are already done using GPP. I just wanted to confirm the server name in GPP is actually store using the SID. If that is the case then we would have to modify our GPP. Is there an easy way to do this because we have a
    large number of these.
    As for DFS, I really had bad experience with this. We using to replicate to another server for backups but two problems:
    1. I don't like all those files in the ConfilctAndDeleted directory. I understand users are locking the files when they modifying them but I don't think there should be that many. If only DFS knows the only source of change is the file server and not the
    backup server, then there shouldn't be any conflict files.

    2. When we replicate to the backup server, it should never replicate back to the source server.
    As for using DFS namespace, I prefer not to use it. I really want to keep things simple, I don't want another point of failure or have to troubleshoot DFS namespace problems. Our file server is really critical to our organization.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.97

    DB:2.97:Are There Admx Files For Windows 7 Group Policy Preferences? s9


    I would like to manipulate the Start Menu / Power Option and IE 8.0 using Group Policy Preferences. ADMX templates from a Windows 7 pc are copied to the central GPO store, but i don't see any Windows 7 specific things show up.  (under Preferences)

    DB:2.97:Are There Admx Files For Windows 7 Group Policy Preferences? s9

    Anyway GPP not stored in ADMX files, you can't extend the GPP options using template files. You have to wait until the final release.  IE8 Group PolicyMicrosoft MVP - Group Policy

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.97

    DB:2.97:Can It Be Forefront That Slow Down Login, With Group Policy Preferences. p1


    Hi all,
    We have about 500 printers in one Group Policy Preferences to deploy printers with AD-group. We made a support case to Microsoft, and weget back that Forefront could be the issue to slow down login 70 sec.
    /SaiTech

    DB:2.97:Can It Be Forefront That Slow Down Login, With Group Policy Preferences. p1

    Hi SaiTech,
    I can tell you YES, this is an exemple of one scenario when FCS can be the issue to slow login :

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/clientsecurity/archive/2009/08/13/client-security-slow-logon-issue.aspx
    Regards.Bechir Gharbi. MCSA, MCSE MS, MCITP Server/Enterprise Administrator, MCT, MCTS Configuration Manager/Forefront (Time Zone : GMT1)

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.97

    DB:2.97:Power Management Settings And Group Policy / Preferences / Sccm j9


    Right now I can manage identical power setting via Group Policy, Group Policy Preferences, and SCCM R3 Power Management. So my question is, when there is a conflict, what wins? i.e. lets say I have: 1: Computer-Policy-Admin-System-Power-Sleep 1 min
    2: Computer-Pref-Power-Power Plan-Sleep 2 min 3: SCCM-Collection-Settings-Power Management-Plan Name-Sleep 3 min IIRC policy always beats preference but where does SCCM fit into this? Am I sleeping in this scenario at 1 min or 3 min? Does SCCM beat
    policy? In lieu of policy, does SCCM beat preferences? etc etc And please don't ask why I would possibly set it up this way .. it's a long story that basically goes untrusted OU admins w/ OU GPO rights and politics.

    DB:2.97:Power Management Settings And Group Policy / Preferences / Sccm j9


    Hi,

    Group Policy settings take priority over preferences, but they do not overwrite or modify the registry keys used by the preferences. If a
    policy setting is deployed that conflicts with a preference, the policy setting takes precedence over the preference setting. If a conflicting policy setting is removed, the original user preference setting is restored.

    For details:
    Overview of Registry-Based Policy and Administrative Template Files

    The ConfigMgr agent will set a local group policy on systems. So, As The Theory Goes, the priority from high to light is: Group Policy, Group Policy Preference, SCCM.

    There is a related thread for your reference:
    SCCM Power plan vs Active Directory GPO

    Hope this helps!

    Best Regards

    Elytis Cheng

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.97

    DB:2.97:User Preferences Not Applying Until 2nd Logon jx


    We are experiencing a weird issue with new users logging onto our Windows 7 clients.
    Some computers have had a number of settings applied to the default user profile and also some settings applied via User Group Policy Preferences.
    When a new user is logged in the new .V2 profile creates and applies many of our Default User settings, however none of our Preferences have applied. A logoff and log back on is required to get the preferences to apply. This is frustrating because we would
    like to apply the setting Apply once and do not reapply and if these is selected the system believes the Preferences have applied (which they dont) and will not try again.
    Has this been seen before?
    Are there any policies that could be applied toforce down User Group Policy settings at first logon?
    ThanksLee Bowman MCITP MCTS

    DB:2.97:User Preferences Not Applying Until 2nd Logon jx

    Ditto here. I have registry preferences to set default printers that do not apply the first logon unless I force an update while logged in. (Windows 7 SP1).Michael Faulkner

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:Group Policy Preferences Internet Explorer 11 7f


    Anyone know when the option to create IE 11 preferencesis possible?
    Lasse

    /Lasse

    DB:2.96:Group Policy Preferences Internet Explorer 11 7f

    Like Don said... I discovered that the IE10 preferences work with IE11...
    Alan Burchill (MVP)
    http://www.grouppolicy.biz

    @alanburchill

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:Mapping Default Printers kp


    I am having problems mapping printers via group policy..
    Its all setup correctly in Group Policy Preferences. However the default print only sets when the user has already logged in once.
    Before this we get the error:
    The user 'XXXX' preference item in the 'XXXX {0D45B364-A217-4489-9489-38B5111DBA76}' Group Policy object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070709 The printer name is invalid.' This error was suppressed.
    Because of our type of environment we can't have users having to logon twice or having to manually map their default printers.

    DB:2.96:Mapping Default Printers kp

    Hi John,
    Did you configure this policy folowing the path User Configuration\Preferences\Control Panel Settings\Printers? Could you provide us the detailed information about the settings to help further troubleshooting? For example, the shortcut of the settings.
    Regards,
    Lany Zhang

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.96

    DB:2.96:Group Policy Preferences Drive Maps Not Working In Windows 8 Rtm When Reconnect Option Is Active fa


    I started testing Windows 8 RTM in our domain environment and have found that the drive maps via Group Policy Preferences are not functioning if the Reconnect option is ticked. The drives are not mapped and there are no errors in the Event Log.
    If I untick the option, the drives map properly. These group policies function correctly with our Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP clients.
    This behavior occurs even when UAC is off.
    Normally, when a drive map is applied via group policy preferences, event 1112 is generated in the System event log indicating that the drive map was successful, but that it won't be available until the next login. That is not happening here.
    It is as if the extension is just ignoring the directive.

    DB:2.96:Group Policy Preferences Drive Maps Not Working In Windows 8 Rtm When Reconnect Option Is Active fa

    Bee Ray,

    You're my hero!

    I've struggled all day with GPO on a Windows 8.1 workstation that i run with a domain account user.

    Now it works perfectly!

    Many thanks from a IT administrator in Paris, France ;-)

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.95

    DB:2.95:Group Policy Preferences Drive Maps And Slow Logons If Server Isunavailable xk


    Hi to all in the forum ;-)

    DB:2.95:Group Policy Preferences Drive Maps And Slow Logons If Server Isunavailable xk

    Hi Martin,

    Thanks for sharing the information in the forum. It is very useful to us! Thanks again for your contribution to our TechNet forum.

    Best Regards,

    Andy Qi

    TechNet Subscriber Support

    If you are
    TechNet Subscription user and have any feedback
    on our support quality, please send your feedback here.Andy Qi
    TechNet Community Support

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.95

    DB:2.95:Add Builtin Group Interactive To The Builtin Group Administrators Through Group Policy? 7s


    Is there a Group Policy incantation that allows me to add the builtin group Interactive to the builtin group Administrators on select computers? Seems as if Group Policy Preferences are only able to add domain groups and accounts, not local ones.

    DB:2.95:Add Builtin Group Interactive To The Builtin Group Administrators Through Group Policy? 7s

    Thank you to everyone who posted in this thread, especially DonPick who made a superhuman effort, with images and everything. =)
    I finally solved it, I still got the error
    0x80070534ie SID translation failed when I tried Telemaster's guide. Happened to notice NT AUTOHRITY\INTERACTIVE is named NT instans\Interaktiv on our computers, changed the account name in the GPO and it applies without errors.
    We deploy the english Windows 7 version on all our workstations and apply a swedish language pack on top of that. Maybe I should have noticed earlier. Thanks again.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.95

    DB:2.95:Gpp: Internetsettings Unter Vista Fr Ie8? mj


    Hallo in die Runde.
    Kennt jemand eine Mglichkeit, mit einem Vista-Client und Group Policy Preferences nicht nur IE 5/6/7, sondern auch IE8 zu verwalten? Fr mich sieht es aktuell so aus, da ich dafr Win7/2008R2 brauche...
    Danke und mfg Martin

    DB:2.95:Gpp: Internetsettings Unter Vista Fr Ie8? mj

    Hallo zusammen. Danke fr die Antworten - nicht, was ich gehofft hatte, aber irgendwie hatte ich damit gerechnet, da es darauf hinausluft ;-)
    mfg Martin

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.95

    DB:2.95:Adding Shortcuts To Win 7 Nav Bar Favorites kd


    I am trying to use group policy preferences to add shortcuts to network locations to each of my users Win 7 Navigation Bar under the favorites header. I have tried several options and all i get is the shortcuts created in the IE Favorites folder
    instead of the user links folder. Is it possible to add shortcuts to the nav bar favorites header? I know that this is the links folder under the user store. So do i have to do this the old fashioned way of copying them in via group policy?
    It seems like preferences should work. But i cant figure out how.

    DB:2.95:Adding Shortcuts To Win 7 Nav Bar Favorites kd


    Thank you for update. In fact its possible to use GPP Shortcuts options to create them. I just personally prefer GPP Files extension. To deploy shortcuts to Links folder, create one Shortcuts item:
    In the Name box, type C:\Users\%LogonUser%\Links\shortcutname, Target type choose File System Object, Location choose Specify full path, Target path type
    \\server\share, click OK. Run gpupdate /force on client to verify.
    Thanks.

    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights. Please remember to click Mark as Answer on the post that helps you, and to click Unmark as Answer if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial
    to other community members reading the thread.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.95

    DB:2.95:Gpo Issues - Ie Settings And Gpp Drive Mapping z1


    I'm having great diffficulty getting 3 Windows 8 Ent tablets we have picking up proxy settings. I've tried using our current GPOs which set them via user config Windows Settings IEM, as well as trying via preferences. I've tried Windows 8 on a desktop
    as well, and the same issue. Running GP result shows them as not being applied, GP modelling shows they should be applied. I've trawled google, with no joy, These settings work fine with XP, Vista, and 7. The tablets for the moment are in the same OU as our
    workstations which have these policies applied. The group policy preferences drive mapping settings do not apply on Win 8 either, but do on XP, Vista and 7. We're runnign a 2008R2 domain
    Am I missing something obvious!

    DB:2.95:Gpo Issues - Ie Settings And Gpp Drive Mapping z1

    With IE settings, I've had an issue where after installing Windows Server 2012 and then creating IE settings via GPP, I found the reg keys for home page, proxy and a couple of other settings disabled. I had to manually find the InternetSettings.xml file
    for the GPO and remove (disabled=1 ) from those keys to get it to apply the settings.
    Hope it helps you in some way.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.94

    DB:2.94:Thread: Group Policy With Win2k/Xp kd


    In my group policy I am setting the proxy configuration for IE. It works on some computers and doesn\'t on others. Any ideas?

    DB:2.94:Thread: Group Policy With Win2k/Xp kd

    Austin Williams wrote:

    In my group policy I am setting the proxy configuration for IE. It

    works on some computers and doesn\'t on others. Any ideas?

    Anything in common on those that does not work ?

    Do other settings apply ?

    -' + '-

    Regards, Kai Reichert

    Novell Support Forum Sysop

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.94

    DB:2.94:Is Active Desktop Required To Set Desktop Wallpaper For Xp? 1j


    The only way I have been able to get wallpaper assigned throughgroup policy on my XP computers to actually displaywas to also enable Active Desktop. Most Web sites that explain how to set wallpaper via group policy do not mention that requirement.
    I have tried setting wallpaperwith the Group Policy setting, UserPoliciesAdminTemplatesDesktopDesktop andalso by setting registry keys with Group Policy Preferences (I have installed the client side extensions for XP) with no luck,
    until I activated Active Desktop via group policy. So is there some way to get wallpaper to display through Group Policy on XP without enabling Active Desktop?Jeffrey Pike Technology Services Librarian Groton Public Library

    DB:2.94:Is Active Desktop Required To Set Desktop Wallpaper For Xp? 1j

    Kevin, I'm going to forgo trying to use GPP to set the wallpaper and just store it in the user profile, so we can consider this issue, if not answered, at least resolved. No need for further research on your part. Thank you for your help, though. It is
    appreciated.Jeffrey Pike Technology Services Librarian Groton Public Library

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Group Policy Preference Mapped Drives Not Applying If User Logs In Too Quickly sj


    Hi all,
    I'm experiencing a bit of a strange issue. The behaviour I'm seeing is if a user logs in quickly (as in immedaitely upon the logon prompt being presented), their drives do not map correctly. However, if the user waits a few seconds (10 is usually
    enough) or logs out and logs back in, the drives appear.
    One of the drives, their home drive (H:), is set via AD in the user object. The other drives are controlled via a Group Policy using Group Policy preferences. The Group Policy is linked to the OU containing computers, with the actual settings
    under User Configuration. There is another group policy that enables Loopback Processing. There are a large number of drive items in the group policy (in the case of one drive letter, there's about 60 mapping settings for it), with Item-level Targeting
    in use. The targeting method is security group, so if the user is a member of the right security group, they get the drive. Some of the drives are mapping to server-based UNC paths (ie. \\servername\folder) while others are mapping to a DFS-based
    location (ie. \\domain.com\folder\). The drive mappings are set with the following options:

    Reconnect is set to DisableUse First Available is set to EnableRun in logged-on user security context is set YesRemove this item when it no longer applies and Apply ones and do not reapply are set to No
    From some research I've done, there's things that could cause this sort of problem but they aren't valid in this case. For example, the Group Policy setting Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon is set to Enable. When
    the issue happens, there doesn't seem to be any obvious error messages in the event log.
    The environment where this is happening is at Windows 2003 forest and domain functional level. The clients are running Windows 7 SP1 with the affected machines all being desktop computers connected via a LAN cable. 802.1x authentication is in
    place on the wired network.
    Is there anything else I could look at to fix this problem? Thanks.

    DB:2.93:Group Policy Preference Mapped Drives Not Applying If User Logs In Too Quickly sj

    Hello
    We observe the same issue...Network drives controlled via GPO Preferences are not mapped after logon. For sure the root of the problem is L2 authentication (with computer certificate). When we test it on the same computer but on port without L2 auth it works
    fine. I'm looking for solution. Have you solved it?
    Additional info:
    User home drive is mapped.
    Shares are mapped if there is delay with logon ... lets say 10 seconds.
    Thanks

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Group Policy Preferences xz


    I am trying to map a drive. When I do group policy results or group policy modeling. It shows this group policy as denied with the reason empty. This is our first try at group policy preferences but it seems pretty straight
    forward so I don't know why it shows up as empty.

    DB:2.93:Group Policy Preferences xz

    Please read here:
    Fixing Core Group Policy problems
    Empty GPO (GPO Denied)

    A GPO will be denied if it has no settings. This occurs when an administrator has configured a GPO and linked to it, but has not set any policy settings within the GPO. Either remove the link to the GPO or add policy settings to the GPO. If there are no
    remaining links to the GPO, you should consider deleting it.
    I believe it looks like that (courtesy of Petri.il):

    Try to enable loopback processing for your GPO object:
    Loopback processing of Group Policy
    Description in this KB article is kind of clumsy, I'd recommend reading to
    Windows Server: Understand “User Group Policy Loopback Processing Mode”that contains a much better explanation of what is loopback mode.
    What part of policy in your GPO are you using and what is the OU you have linked it to?
    I think you have to:
    1. Create a GPO andenable loopback mode for it
    2. Link this GPO to an OU with computers
    3. Add users/groups with domain users that you want to have this GPO applied
    4. Provide these users with a Read and Apply permission in this GPO.
    5. Finally configure drive mapping with User Configuration|Preferences|Windows Settings|Drive Maps
    This would, I believe, enable these users to have the network drive mapped to them but only when they are logged to the computers in the OU to whichyou have linked your GPO.
    Some more useful detail here:
    Using Group Policy to hide and map specified drives

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:2008 R2 Standard Gpp Stampanti cp


    Ciao,

    ho bisogno di un consiglio sulle group policy preferences da windows server 2008 r2 standard ed. ita
    nella gpp stampanti che tipo di azione devo usare per fare in modo che i pc joinati al dominio ricevano in automatico
    le stampanti condivise (ovviamente via policy)?

    sostituisci (replace)
    crea (create)
    aggiorna (update)

    quali di queste?
    grazie

    massimo

    DB:2.93:2008 R2 Standard Gpp Stampanti cp

    Ciao massimo,
    In attesa delle tue notizie, procedo ad evidenziare l'intervento di Edoardo(magari può servire come un riferimento utile per glialtri membri che si sono imbattuti in un caso simile).
    Saluti,Anca Popa

    Microsoft offre questo servizio gratuitamente, per aiutare gli utenti e aumentare il database dei prodotti e delle tecnologie. Il contenuto viene fornito “così come è” e non comporta alcuna responsabilità da parte dell'azienda.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Group Policy - Internet Explorer - Advanced - Microsoft Vm kp


    Mestres,
    Por favor alguem teria um arquivo adm pronto para aplicar via group policy para abilitar as tres opções do Microsoft VM nas propriedades do IE na guia avançada.
    Gratos,
    Vechiatto.

    DB:2.93:Group Policy - Internet Explorer - Advanced - Microsoft Vm kp

    Mestres,
    Por favor alguem teria um arquivo adm pronto para aplicar via group policy para abilitar as tres opções do Microsoft VM nas propriedades do IE na guia avançada.
    Gratos,
    Vechiatto.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Configure Ie9 Settings Via Group Policy Preferences 18


    Hello and thanks for your time and expertise. We have been primarily a winxp shop but now I'm in charge of a bldg that will be all WIN7 PRO. These are new machines and this will be a new deployment.
    My first question is regarding IE9. I read from allan churchill (hopefully didn't screw up his name) that group policy preferences don't officially support IE9 but you can still use preferences if youmodify the XML file for Group Policy Preferences
    (specificallythe MAX version to 9.1.0.0in the xml file for internet settings) to get preferences to work. Is this still the case or can I just do a straightforward deployment to configure internet settings for IE9.
    Some of the settings I configure with GPP are the Home Page, etc.
    Also, and this is generally - do you have any recommendations for me for deploying Group Policy settings to Windows 7 Pro. Can I still use the policies that were applied to winxp and will most of those settings also work with win7. I'm in a school
    enviornment and students need restrictive policies and teachers obviously need less restricitive and then we have the admin staff that you can't control much because they want the ability to do everything. Are there any base templates to start from?
    Anyway, your recommendations and advice are greatly appreciated.

    DB:2.93:Configure Ie9 Settings Via Group Policy Preferences 18

    Please see my blog post on how to do this at
    How to enable Group Policy Preferences support for IE9
    Hope it helps...
    Alan Burchill (MVP)
    http://www.grouppolicy.biz
    Follow me on twitter @alanburchill

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:Thread: Group Policy Preferences kj


    I\'m interested in applying group policy preferences to our new Windows 7 machines, partly to simplify my image-building process, via Zen 10 (soon Zen 11). However, I understand that these are not available through the Local Group Policy editor- so my question is, does anybody know how we could produce a set of Group Policy preference settings to deploy via Zen, without the presence of Active Directory?

    DB:2.93:Thread: Group Policy Preferences kj

    Make sure this option is not set on the policy in the ZCC.

    After enforcement, force a re-login on the managed device, if necessary

    On 5/24/2011 9:36 AM, jfansell wrote:

    Thanks- I was hoping to be able to utilise something that already

    existed rather than using custom adm files- but we are now looking into

    doing it that way now. Incidentally we do have a purely for testing AD

    environment in which I created a test policy containing preferences, and

    imported this into ZCM 10, still no joy even though the policy

    preferences files appeared at the workstation (under

    c:\\Windows\\System32\\grouppolicy\\...) they just weren\'t effective.

    Presumably this is somehow a limitation of our environment (the AD is

    completely disconnected from the users and workstations). It would be

    nice if somehow the preferences were replicated in ZCM in the future.

    -' + '-

    Craig Wilson - MCNE, MCSE, CCNA

    Novell Knowledge Partner

    Novell does not officially monitor these forums.

    Suggestions/Opinions/Statements made by me are solely my own.

    These thoughts may not be shared by either Novell or any rational human.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.93

    DB:2.93:What Is The Differents Between Policies And Preferences In Group Policy Management Editor 18


    What is the differents between Policies and Preferences in Group policy Management Editor?

    DB:2.93:What Is The Differents Between Policies And Preferences In Group Policy Management Editor 18

    Policies: If you delete a policy in GPO it deletes its registry files form the clients. Policies don't tattoo the registry. Policies Settings are permanent as long policy is in effect i.e. Desktop Backgrond. Policies are applied at Computer
    Startup, User logon and Manual and automatic refresh. Takes Precedence over Preferences.

    Preferences: Even if you delete a policy form Preferences tab the registry files will still available on the systems. Preferences tattooed the registry if you want to remove the registry entries you have to do it manually. Preferences exampl
    is i.e. mapped drive. Settings applied with preferences are not grayed out. Not available in Local GPO.
    Usefull for
    Desktop Icons/Shortcuts
    Url
    Drive Map
    File Copy, Update, delete

    Thanks

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Back Out Of Group Policy - Preferences (Windows 2008 Or Windows 2008 R2 Or Windows 7) m7


    How does one revert back group policy or clear from the client, here is what happened - we set Remote Procedure Call (RPC) to log onto the service under a different account which cause the following client OS (windows 2008, Windows 2008 r2, Windows
    7) to only boot to a blank/black screen with a mouse pointer, even in safe mode we got the same result. Luckily for us last known configuration worked on some systems.
    If you change services via group policy preferences can these be reverted back to the original state. Or is there any way to clear the client of all GPO settings?

    DB:2.92:Back Out Of Group Policy - Preferences (Windows 2008 Or Windows 2008 R2 Or Windows 7) m7


    Hi Sabo_e,
    Can you get a chance to change back this service account manually? Does it work?
    Or you may enable the
    Stop processing items in this extension if an error occurs on the GPP
    Common tab to see whether the issue will get resolved.
    By default, errors do not prevent Group Policy preferences from processing the remaining preference items in the same extension. If you want preferences to stop processing
    additional items if an error occurs, enable this option. If you enable this option and an error occurs, processing stops for the current GPO only. Other GPOs continue to process normally.
    Wilson Jia

    TechNet Subscriber Support in forum
    If you have any feedback on our support, please contact

    tngfb@microsoft.com

    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights. Please remember to click Mark as Answer on the post that helps you, and to click Unmark as Answer if a marked post does not actually answer your question.
    This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Disable Local User On Desktop Via Gpo m1


    Hello,
    I want to disable local user configured on system via Group Policy. Have tried option through computer configuration -- Preferences --local users and group with update as well as replace option but still not able to disable user ID. ThatparticularID
    is alreadyconfiguredon many system and now want to disable.
    Request your help.

    Thanks Regards,
    Abhijit Deshpande

    DB:2.92:Disable Local User On Desktop Via Gpo m1

    Hello all,
    Thanks for your suggestions. I made computer startup script to disable local user. Now the problem is resolved.

    Thanks Regards,
    Abhijit Deshpande

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Creating A Gpp For Ie 10 Internet Settings Disables Cookies 71


    I was learning how to configure Internet Explorer 10 with Group Policy via Windows 8 and learned that I needed to now use Group Policy Preferences instead of Internet Explorer Maintenance.
    I made a GPP object for IE 10 Internet Settings and first noticed that Privacy Settings for cookies was all grayed out. I first ignored it then began to notice issues opening pages. I thought they were JavaScript issues but they weren't.
    After digging through the registry I noticed hat somehow thegrayed outcookies GPP was setting cookies Security Zone was set to Block All Cookies.
    How do I relax the cookie security zonesetting? I cannotdelete the IE 10 GPP as I need it to set the proxy server.

    DB:2.92:Creating A Gpp For Ie 10 Internet Settings Disables Cookies 71

    Microsoft is getting more and more like Java.... locking us down so much, that nothing works.
    Since IE 10 does not support IE maintenance settings (good riddance), and the Privacy settings are disabled in GPP, how, other than cryptic registry injections, do we enable cookies on 2008 R2 for Terminal Server/Citrix users?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Printers To Terminal Server Session Via Group Policy ax


    I think this question lies squarely on the fence between group policy and terminal services, but I figure this is the best place to get an answer. I have setup group policy user preferences to install shared printers for clients when they login. The policy works well in the XP desktops. I'd like the users to get the same printers when they login to a terminal server session (every user gets different printers). When the users login to TS, I see an error in the application log event id 4098 Group Policy object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070005 Access is denied.' This error was suppressed. What do I need to change to allow the users to install the printers? Even if I put the user in the Domain Admins or Administrators group it doesn't work.

    DB:2.92:Printers To Terminal Server Session Via Group Policy ax

    I've been on SP3 all along. I've temporarily abandoned the effort to get this working, but I'm inclined to think that the solution I detailed at http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverGP/thread/2ff54aa9-4c67-4834-a37d-3a4bb325d891 for another issue might apply here.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.92

    DB:2.92:Domain Group Policy Should Not Overrides Local Group Policy f1


    I have set some settings in local Group Policy via gpedit.msc, but my local Group Policy settings are overridden by Domain Group Policy. How can I disable it, my Local Group Policy does not override by Domain Group Policy?
    Server: DC running on Windows Server 2008 R2
    Client:Windows XP Windows 7.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Thread: Ie Homepage Not Coming Down Occasionally za


    NetWare 6.0 SP5, eDirectory 8.7.3, ZENworks 6.5 SP1a, Novell Client 4.91,

    ZFD Agent Version 6.5.1.0, Windows 2000 SP4.

    Pushing down our intranet page via Windows 2000 Group Policy, I followed

    TID10095250 and enabled \'Cache User Configuration\', however, it

    occasionally still does not work. Any suggestions?

    DB:2.91:Thread: Ie Homepage Not Coming Down Occasionally za

    NetWare 6.0 SP5, eDirectory 8.7.3, ZENworks 6.5 SP1a, Novell Client

    4.91,

    ZFD Agent Version 6.5.1.0, Windows 2000 SP4.

    Pushing down our intranet page via Windows 2000 Group Policy, I followed

    TID10095250 and enabled \'Cache User Configuration\', however, it

    occasionally still does not work. Any suggestions?

    I am having the same problem except with Windows XP SP1.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Ie10 Group Policy Preferences On Server 2008r2 jm


    Hi

    I am trying to manage IE10 via Group Policy Preferences in a Windows 2008R2 Domain. I only see options for Internet Explorer 5, 6, 7 8. How do i make it display IE10? I have tried installing IE10 to a server with the Group Policy
    Management Console and even tried adding the ADMX ADML intres files from the Server 2012 ADMX download available from Microsoft. Currently we do not have a central ADMX Store but i created one to see if it would make a difference and it did not.
    We do not have any Server 2012 or Windows 8 machines available so i can not configure it thorough there. I really want to get it added to the GP Preferences in Server 2008R2. Any help appreciated.

    Thanks

    DB:2.91:Ie10 Group Policy Preferences On Server 2008r2 jm

    Hi,
    Both Zanderol24 and Martin are right. Regarding this point, the following article can be referred to as reference.
    How to implement Internet Explorer 10 Group Policy with Windows 7
    http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2013/03/how-to-implement-internet-explorer-10-group-policy-with-windows-7/
    Best regards,
    Frank Shen

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Group Policy Preferences Not Applying As Expected ca


    I am having an issue with some Group Policy settings not applying as expected, and I am hoping that someone has encountered this issue before.
    I am trying to add auser to a local group on every machine in my test domain via the Group Policy Preferences found in Server 2008. All machines are Server 2008 or Server 2008 R2.
    I created a policy and linked it at the top level of the domain, within that policy I set the options within the Computer Configuration, Preferences, Control Panel Settings, Local Users and Groups section to add the aforementioned user to the local users
    group. The RSoP Wizard doesn't show the policy as being applied, and the GPRESULT command line tool shows that the policy wasn't applied because it is empty (when this is certainly not the case). I also attempted to use the item level targetting in the setting
    to make sure that Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 were being targetted, but to no avail.
    Has anyone experienced this issue with these particular settings? Thank you in advance for your assistance.
    Regards,
    Richard

    DB:2.91:Group Policy Preferences Not Applying As Expected ca

    Hi,
    Any updates?
    Regards,
    Wilson JiaThis posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights. Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can
    be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Make Ie Not The Default Web Browser 3s


    Hi there,
    I would like to install Google Chrome as the default web browser for our company. How do I make IE
    notthe default browser via Group Policy?
    Thanks,
    Steve.

    DB:2.91:Make Ie Not The Default Web Browser 3s

    Hi Arthur,

    I read through your instructions with that link. However, when I get to this instruction: Click on the Make Default button in the Default web browser section
    of the window.
    I see that the Make default button is already greyed out - I can't click it. I want to be able to un-grey it, so it is not selected.
    How do I do that? ie, my original question - how do I change the default browser from Internet Explorer to something else via group policy? Or can it not be done,
    and I have to use the registry?
    Thanks,
    Steve.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.91

    DB:2.91:Internet Settings In Group Policy Preferences Not Being Applied mf


    Setup:Clients are Windows XP  SP3 with IE8DCs are Win 2000, Win 2003 and Win 2008 R1Group Policy Extensions are installed on the client, and most settings are being applied but not my option to set the Home Pages for my users.When I go to set the option in Internet Settings I have the option to do IE 5 or 6 and IE 7, there isn't an option for 8, I've also added in the Group Policy template for IE8.Other items in the same GP are being set.

    DB:2.91:Internet Settings In Group Policy Preferences Not Being Applied mf

    This is an older thread, but perhaps it's worth bumping to the top.
    I seem to be having the same problem. I'm setting Internet Settings for IE8, so I can specify that multiple homepage tabs come up when IE is launched. Other preferences will apply, but the Internet Settings won't.
    Furthermore, when I display the GPO settings, The Preferences section won't even appear if I only have Internet Settings specified. It's like the Internet Settings portion of the GPO isn't being recognized as part of the policy.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.90

    DB:2.90:Windows 7 Autologon Via Group Policy mz


    With WXP PCs, we would periodicly needed to enable auto logon in labs for special purposes. We have a Group Policy that sets the AutoAdminLogon, DefaultDomainName, DefaultPassword, and DefaultUserName keys via Computer Configuration settings.
    ThisGroup Policy works,Computer Configuration GP is processed and the computer does anautologon.
    Im now trying to do that same thing on W7 and it is not working. The keys are getting set but it is not auto logging on until the next reboot. I have tried setting the keys via ADMX, via GP preferences, and via a Computer Startup script.
    In every caseI can see the keys get set before the logon appears but it does notautologon until I reboot.The group policy log shows the keys get setbefore it starts processing the user group policy settings.We use Deepfreezeso
    a reboot is outof the question. Is itno longer possibleto enable autologon via group policy and have it take affect without a reboot?
    The fact that it works after a reboot tells meI have the correct keys. It seems like GP processing has changedandno longer allows this to happen.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.90

    DB:2.90:Stopping Users From Accessing Restricted Sites In Ie 81


    Hey all,

    I'm trying to restrict users from removing sites from IE restricted sites list. I'm just wondering is its possible to do this via Group Policy?

    Ta

    Dej

    DB:2.90:Stopping Users From Accessing Restricted Sites In Ie 81

    You can also lock down the security tab so they dont have access to that at all.
    User config - Admin Templates - Windows Components - Internet Explorer - Internet Control Panel
    Disable the Security Page.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.89

    DB:2.89:Difference Between Using Group Policy Preference And Deploy With Group Policy In Print Management? jj


    Initially I had used Group Policy Preferences to deploy printers because i hadn't realised that Print Management was available.Now I have noticed print management and the Deploy with Group Policy option.What is the difference between this and just doing it within Group Policy Preferences, if any?I have noticed that the ones I did manually in Group Policy are not showing in Deployed printers.A bit of clarification would be great!Alex

    DB:2.89:Difference Between Using Group Policy Preference And Deploy With Group Policy In Print Management? jj

     
    Hello,
     
    The main difference between Group Policy Preferences and printer management is they use the different technology. For Group Policy Preferences, printer deployment is executed by the new Client side extensions of group policy, while for printer management, it uses logon script or startup script to install printer. Here, I also respectively list the steps of Group Policy Preferences and printer management to deploy printers for your reference:
     
    If we use Print Management to deploy printers either for users or computers, we can refer to:
     
    Print Management to deploy printers
    ===========================
    1.      Open the Administrative Tools folder, and then double-click Print Management.
     
    2.      In the Print Management tree, under the appropriate print server, click Printers.
     
    3.      In the Results pane, right-click the printer that you want to deploy, and then click Deploy with Group Policy.
     
    4.      In the Deploy with Group Policy dialog box, click Browse, and then choose or create a new GPO for storing the printer connections.
     
    5.      Click OK.
     
    6.      Specify whether to deploy the printer connections to users, or to computers:
     
    To deploy to groups of computers so that all users of the computers can access the printers, select the computers that this GPO applies to (per machine) check box.
     
    To deploy to groups of users so that the users can access the printers from any computer they log onto, select the users that this GPO applies to (per user) check box.
    7.   Open GMPC and add the PushPrinterConnections.exe file as startup or logon script.
     
    2)
    For Windows server 2008, we can also use Group policy Preference to deploy printers either to users or computers.
     
    More information, you can refer to:
    ======
     
    Deploy printers by using Group Policy
    http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/library/8433a76a-0a5d-48f4-893d-35442aa8765e1033.mspx?mfr=true
     
    Step by steps to deploy printers on Windows server 2003 R2:
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc160946.aspx

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:Group Policy Preferences Mapping Drives 98


    Hi All

    I have a problem with Group policy preferences on Windows XP machines

    when they are connected to the network they get the drive mappings just fine however if they are not connected IE VPN users the drives are not showing up

    in contrast the windows 7 machines that we have map these fine and when disconnected to the network the drives show as disconnected allowing the user to connect to the VPN then click the drive and all access is fine

    is there a way to make this work for XP

    DB:2.88:Group Policy Preferences Mapping Drives 98

    hmmmm that is what i thought/feared!!!

    what an over sight by MS this was

    I think the best option is to go back to VB script and make the drive persistent that works, at least till we can get the XP machines gone

    thanks very much

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.88

    DB:2.88:Mapped Drives Help 3f


    Is the Policy forcing the Home drive not to Map? If I manually map a drive (and reconnect) the drive does not stay. Is the group policy setting forcing the drives to disconnect?

    User receives 2 drives
    Home Drive (V:) via Native AD Profile Home Path and Drive Letter
    Share Drive (S:) via Group Policy Preferences
    -Action = Update
    -Use first available starting with S
    -Filtered by security group

    End State is intermittent by the following occurs:
    User Always receive S: drive but not home drive

    DB:2.88:Mapped Drives Help 3f

    Chauncy,

    Let me know if you need me to break that down. Like I said I didn't use the workaround, but re-engineered our shares. The workaround did work, but I wasn't happy with the processing time of the many shares that we had. We originally had
    45 shares. (We are a school district and had a share for each school). Instead of a share per school, I created a single share with eachs schools folder under the share and set permissions on each folder.
    With this setup, when each user connected to the share, they could only see the folder they had permission to.

    Richard

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Group Policy Preferences Item Level Targeting Problems ad


    Hello,

    DB:2.87:Group Policy Preferences Item Level Targeting Problems ad

    You might try Raymond's suggestion, I had to give up on this and used Altiris to push registry keys to the clients instead...works fine for my needs.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Group Policy Preferences dm


    Здравствуйте!
    Разбираюсь с Group Policy Preferences и столкнулся с такой проблемой: на машины с Windows XP необходимо поставить два пакета KB943729 и KB915865, но пакет KB915865 только для SP2 и на SP3 он не встает. Есть ли такой пакет для SP3, иначе не работают Group Policy Preferences?

    DB:2.87:Group Policy Preferences dm

    Посмотри вот тут http://www.osp.ru/win2000/2008/04/5284509/ . Тебя должны интересовать программы внизу страницы.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Ie 10 Group Policy Preferences - Not Able To Disable Common Tab Options 7s


    Hi guys,
    I am trying to enter in Proxy settings only for IE10, through Group Policy. I think I have to do all of this through preferences, for IE 10. I create the preferences and understand all the red-lines/green-line items and seem able to control them
    with F5-F8. I cannot disable my settings that are in the common tab. I am not sure of what settings I would want, and would rathernot pass any of these selections. I have tried clicking on every area of the commons tab and hitting F8
    but it does not seem to work. Anyone know how I can remove those settings?
    Thanks,
    Dan

    Dan Heim

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.87

    DB:2.87:Automate The Addition Of Printers To Group Policy cs


    Hi!I posted a couple of questions in another forum, and got these answers:1) As far as I know, the printer connections added to a Group Policy using the Windows Server 2003 R2 feature, are stored in the domain partition in Active Directory as objects in objectCategory=msPrint-ConnectionPolicy. Are this the same for Group Policy Preferences in Windows Server 2008/2008 R2? In other words: Can we reuse the printer deployment GPO`s we create now for GP Preferences printer deployment when we some time in the future buy Windows Server 2008 CALs?
    You are correct. Using Print Management the GPO is stored in objectCategory=msPrint-ConnectionPolicy. However this is not the same as Group Policy preference. This means we are not able to reuse the GPOs when we use Group Policy Preference in the further.
    Print Management is actually more powerful than group policy preference. It is used via group policy as well. We do not need to create a separate group policy for it to use. Instead, we can use any existing group policy such as Default Domain Policy, or the group policy that you have used to deploy printers via group policy preference. With Print Management, we can manage printers more easily. Click Administrative Tool-Print Management and we can manage printers through a central manner, which is more easy and efficient. We can also manage printers in GPO more easily with Print Management installed. To do so, open group policy editor, expand Computer Configuration(User Configuration)-Policies-Windows Settings-Deployed Printers.
    2) Are there any automated way to publish the printer connections to a GPO with scripting? To avoid manually adding several hundreds of printer objects to a GPO. We have a csv-file containing all the printer connections.
    I tried to find if there is any internal tool for you to do this but it seems very hard to find such one. I suggest we post this question to the MSDN forum because for coding and script questions MSDN is more appreciate:
    MSDN Forum can be found here: http://forums.microsoft.com/My question are related to how to automate the process of adding printers (\\printserver\printer) to Group Policies in the objectCategory msPrint-ConnectionPolicy in Active Directory.Preferably I would like to create a PowerShell script to accomplish this.Does anyone have any experience/suggestions regaring this?Jan Egil Ring

    Blog: http://blog.powershell.no
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/janegilring

    DB:2.87:Automate The Addition Of Printers To Group Policy cs

    Patrick,This was my plan excactly, but I checked the licensing regarding this with Microsoft and it turns out GP Preferences is considered a Windows Server 2008 feature which requires 2008 CALs. Techincally however, it`s fully possible to implement GP Preferences without any 2008/2008 R2 DC`s as you say.Jan Egil Ring

    Blog: http://blog.powershell.no
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/janegilring

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Thread: Ie Homepage In Group Policy az


    We are having an issue with Groups Policies and the IE Homepage. We are

    setting the IE Homepage via Windows Group Policy and applying that policy

    to the users with the Cache User Configuration policy set. When a user

    log into a laptop offline (at home, at a client site, etc), the home page

    they get is the default MSN page. They do get all of their other Group

    Policies, but don\'t seem to have this setting.

    Has anyone else seen this? Is there a known workaround for this? Is this

    a Zenworks of a Windows XP issue? A search on Microsoft\'s knowledgebase

    turned up nothing.

    Andy

    DB:2.86:Thread: Ie Homepage In Group Policy az

    i think we have a similar problem with ZfD4 and W2k-Prof. The TID10083757

    (User Group Policies aren\'t applied everytime - last modified 28JUL2003,

    http://support.novell.com/cgi-bin/se...?/10083757.htm) will

    apply to this problem.

    Michael Lemmer.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Trusted Sites Limit Of Entries 93


    Deployed Trusted Sites list via Group Policy for IE 7/8 and need to know if there is a maximum number of entries?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Gpo Network Drive Mapping Fails On Windows 7 x9



    I have an 08 R2(sp1) box with DFS and two drives.

    Drive one contains the Users Name space (about 800 some odd user folders named individually based upon username)

    Drive two has Departmental namespaces (about 30 or so departments)

    What I am trying to do it's to map 2 network drives via the GPO Preferences.

    I am mapping the drive as follows :
    1 GPO for the user
    share\\mydomain.com\Users\%username%
    1 Gpo for the group shares \\mydomain.com\Groups\GroupName

    the Gpo with the group(departmental) share has several drive mappings in it using the same letter with item level targeting. Ie you must be in the It department ou to get the
    it department share ect.....

    Mapping is done via GPO Preferences and I am doing a Replace.

    The policy applies just fine on several windows 7 and xp machines, however on some machines (randomly as far as i can tell) the gpo does not apply and the user takes between 5
    and 12 minutes to login, once logged in the user can not access the unc path either.

    I have applied I have applied KB2194664 -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2194664/en-uson the client machines and the server is running sp1 (which includes the hotfix).
    Several items appear in the event log after the user waits the long log in times.
    The user 'U:' preference item in the 'File Server {EB8377E9-BB20-4201-AEF2-7B3BA7B7D246}' Group Policy object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070035 The network path was
    not found.' This error was suppressed.

    The user 'T:' preference item in the 'File Server {EB8377E9-BB20-4201-AEF2-7B3BA7B7D246}' Group Policy object did not apply because it failed with error code '0x80070035
    The network path was not found.' This error was suppressed.

    The winlogon notification subscriber GPClient took 435 second(s) to handle the notification event (Logon).

    DB:2.86:Gpo Network Drive Mapping Fails On Windows 7 x9


    Hi,

    I notice that you have posted the same question in our Group Policy forum:

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/winserverGP/thread/16b7140b-04cd-4489-abce-cf5153f7ad50

    To avoid any confusion, please focus on the problem in that thread.

    Thank you and have a nice day!

    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties, and confers no rights. Please remember to click Mark as Answer on the post that helps you, and to click Unmark as Answer if a marked post does not actually answer your
    question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Assigning Printer Driver Via Group Policy d8


    Hi,
    i Have a client who is looking for an answer on the following:
    Can an administrator stop a user from editing the printer driver properties and preferences - through global policies
    Sobasically they need to appoint a driver from group policy and they must not be allowed to change it.
    If there is other alternatives please add them here as well...

    DB:2.86:Assigning Printer Driver Via Group Policy d8

    No these setting are on the client. There is nothing on the server that dictates these client changes.Alan Morris Windows Printing Team

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Reg_None Value Using Group Policy Preferences 3m


    Is it possible to set a REG_NONE value using group policy preferences?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Drive Mappings Via Group Policy Preferences Are Not Working As Designed xd


    I have a group of sites and each site has a specific GPO that uses delegation to apply preferences for drives and printers. We are not getting any drives to show up for our users randomly.
    I have diagnostic logging and about any other information you might need.

    Thank you,

    DB:2.86:Drive Mappings Via Group Policy Preferences Are Not Working As Designed xd

    We have changed the option from Replace to Update and all seems well. Looks like the Replace would remove what it added at logon after a period of time, which makes no sense, but it is what broke it.

    There were permissions setup, but they were working as designed.
    Marking as correct, Thank you for your time!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:Forum Faq: Group Policy Preference Policies Are Not Applied On Some Clients. k8


    Symptom

    When you deploy group policy preference setting in Windows 2008, some GPO settings may not be applied to some client computer.

    Cause
    There many possible causes for Group Policy Preference policy not applying on clients:

    1. Clients do not have Group Policy Preference Client-Side Extension installed.
    2. Fast logon is enabled.
    3. Some known issues in Group Policy Preference.

    Resolution
    Here are general troubleshooting steps that you can follow:

    1. Refer to the following TechNet blog to ensure that clients have the CSEs and XMLLite installed.

    Group Policy Preferences Not Applying on Some Clients: Client-Side Extension, XMLLite
    http://blogs.technet.com/grouppolicy/archive/2009/03/27/group-policy-preferences-not-applying-on-some-clients-client-side-extension-xmllite.aspx

    2. Install the Group policy Preferences Client-Side Extension Hotfix Rollup on clients to fix known issues:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974266

    3. Sometimes the Fast Logon feature of Windows XP may affect the group policy application. You may refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article to disable fast logon to test:

    Description of the Windows XP Professional Fast Logon Optimization feature
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/305293

    Group Policy Preferences includes the ability to create verbose debug logging for each included client-side extensions. If the problem continues, you may activate Preference debug logging through Group Policy and then perform further analysis via debug log. Preference debug logging policy settings are located under the Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy node when editing a Group Policy object. For more information, please refer to the following TechNet blog:

    Enabling Group Policy Preferences Debug Logging using the RSAT
    http://blogs.technet.com/askds/archive/2008/07/18/enabling-group-policy-preferences-debug-logging-using-the-rsat.aspx

    Applies to

    Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008;
    Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2;

    DB:2.86:Forum Faq: Group Policy Preference Policies Are Not Applied On Some Clients. k8

    Hi,
    Will the Group policy Preferences Client-Side Extension Hotfix Rollup (KB974266)ever be released for WSUS?
    Thanks in advance,
    Bobby

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 2.86

    DB:2.86:[Forum Faq] Can We Use Group Policy Preferences To Manage Ie10 On Windows 7 dx


    BACKGROUND

    The latest domain controller in our domain is Windows Server 2008 R2. We have Windows 7 clients and we have upgraded the IE version to IE 10.

    QUESTION
    Can we use Group Policy Preferences to manage IE10 on Windows 7 in the above environment?

    ANSWER
    No, for IE 10 comes with Windows 8 and Group Policy Preferences Internet Settings extension can’t be updated easily. As shown in Figure 1, Internet Explorer 10 option is not available even after we install IE 10 on our server 2008 R2 domain controller.

    Figure 1

    Workaround 1 (Recommended):
    The recommended solution for this situation is one of the following:
    1. Add a Windows server 2012 or 2012 R2 domain controller.
    2. Upgrade current domain controller to Windows server 2012 or 2012 R2.
    3. Add a Windows 8 or 8.1 client and then install remote server administrative tools (RSAT) on this client.
    As shown in Figure 2, we can access Internet Explorer 10 option on windows server 2012 domain controller.

    Figure 2

    Workaround 2
    As we all know, Internet Explorer Maintenance (IEM) have been deprecated in favor of Group Policy Preferences, Administrative Templates (.admx), and the Internet Explorer Administration Kit 10 (IEAK 10). Instead of Group Policy Preferences, we can choose
    to install IEAK 10 to help manage IE10.
    Regarding the deprecated IEM settings in relation to the Group Policy Preferences or IEAK 10 replacement, the following article can be referred to for more details.
    Appendix B: Replacements for Internet Explorer Maintenance
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj890998.aspx
    Regarding IEAK, the following link provides a list of its versions and user guidance for each version.
    Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) Information and Downloads
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/bb219517.aspx

    Please click to vote if the post helps you. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.