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Hide "Access Media" & "Add a Network Location" icons using Group Policy

Q: Hide "Access Media" & "Add a Network Location" icons using Group Policy

Hi
I'm currently trying to finalise group policy settings for my Windows 8 students. All seems to be going well except, I cant for the life of me find out hide to hide 2 remaining items under "This PC", these being the "Access
Media" & "Add a Network Location" icons on the File ribbon (image below), can anyone help please.

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A: Hide "Access Media" & "Add a Network Location" icons using Group Policy

Hi,
I think we can deploy script with set-acl powershell command to take ownership with Administrator of following keys, and set Deny permission on Users:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Windows.AddMediaServer
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CommandStore\shell\Windows.AddNetworkLocation
SET-ACL on registry key
http://blogs.technet.com/b/brad_rutkowski/archive/2008/09/29/set-acl-on-registry-key.aspx
Image like this:

After doing this, my explorer appears like this: No these 2 options



Kate Li
TechNet Community Support

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Hey everyone,
        I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
Thanks,
Sai Kiran Katuri.

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I am infected with this crap and have used the following tools to try to get rid of it:
Windows Defender, Unible PowerSuite (SpeedUpMyPC, Registry Booster & Spyware Protector) and Norton's One Button Checkup and WinDoctor.

Not sure if it's related, but my DISPLAY is locked at 640 X 480.

Atempted the 5 Step Process before posting and Panda ActiveScan froze and crashed after scanning 59253 files, but not before identifying 28 spyware files.

Here's my extra.txt log from Deckard's:

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Extra logfile - please post this as an attachment with your post.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

-- System Information ----------------------------------------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition (build 2600) SP 2.0
Architecture: X86; Language: English

CPU 0: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Percentage of Memory in Use: 36%
Physical Memory (total/avail): 1277.95 MiB / 810.39 MiB
Pagefile Memory (total/avail): 1516.89 MiB / 1165.44 MiB
Virtual Memory (total/avail): 2047.88 MiB / 1930.88 MiB

A: is Removable (No Media)
C: is Fixed (NTFS) - 37.21 GiB total, 18.7 GiB free.
D: is CDROM (CDFS)

\\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0 - ST340014A - 37.25 GiB - 1 partition
\PARTITION0 - Unknown - 39.19 MiB
\PARTITION1 (bootable) - Installable File System - 37.21 GiB - C:



-- Security Center -------------------------------------------------------------

AUOptions is scheduled... Read more

A:Netsky Worm-Popups-The Three Icons - "Error Cleaner" "Privacy Protector" "Spyware..."

Bump.

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Hey guys searching searching searching but didnt found the asnwer.
The problem we have alot of users and since 2 months we have 40 pc running windows 7.
Most of them work perfect (after alot of coding) but we run into some problems.
Some pc`s dont run the computer startupscript, we made a policy to run the computer script but on some computers it doenst work.
All the pc are the same, have the same security groups.
We have another policy "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon" and we have the policy "
Run startup scripts synchronously" 
So again everything works on most computers but some just don`t wait for the network, they skip the policy because the network isn`t ready yet?
Whats happening here?
Update: ok so i figured out that if i add a reg setting (or policy) that it works but i have to wait for 60 sec before the network/pc is ready, were all on the same network some people have no problems some do.
regsetting: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon "GpNetworkStartTimeoutPolicyValue"=dword:00000019
regsetting: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip\Parameters "DisableDHCPMediaSense"=dword:00000001
Its 60seconds right nog if i put it to 24 sec the startup computerscript isnt triggered! at 60  seconds it works!
So its odd that some pc have no problem and some have to wait for 60 seconds before everything works.....
Is there a retry... Read more

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Hey, I have my problem of my computer, my computer says "The group policy client failed to logon.

Access is denied".

I tried to use regedit to edit values of mine, but it says access is denied. Also everything of my PC such as changing my themes not working.

My computer got infected, but it must be hijacked by a virus and my major error caused while im getting a crack + keygen for AVC ultimate's license. I've tried EVERYTHING such as antivirus, PC cleaners, etc. and more but still getting access is denied.

1) I've wonder not sure If i download a game, should I get an error access is denied?

2) If im downloading a software such as Audacity, Bittorrent (Except Softwares containing viruses), should I'll get access is denied error?

My OS is Windows 7 Ultimate.

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I am trying to use the fsutil file setshortname to set "Program Files" to PROGRA~1,

but the system is giving me an "Error: Access is denied" response.
what I have typed:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.3.9600]
(c) 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>cd /d D:\
D:\>fsutil.exe 8dot3name set 0
The registry state is now: 0 (Enable 8dot3 name creation on all volumes).
D:\>fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1
Error:  Access is denied.
And I try it in Safe Mode.It is also "Access is denied.".
Can someone
help me?

A:"fsutil file setshortname "Program Files" PROGRA~1"=>"Error:Access is denied."

Hi TimFF,
This might be related with the UAC settings, check this thread:
give full permission for the users in program
files folder
The steps in the above thread is not recommended.
For the short name usage, we may consider to create a directory-junction from
PROGRA~1 to C:\Program Files:
With the following commands:
mklink /J "C:\PROGRA~1" "C:\Program Files"
Reference:
Mklink
Best regards


Michael Shao
TechNet Community Support

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Does anybody know how I can change these icons?

I changed the default icon for the network one in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{F02C1A0D-BE21-4350-88B0-7367FC96EF3C} but it didn't change.
Appreciate any help,

B

A:Changing "Computer" and "Network" icons in explorer navigation pane

Hello, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to change the icon of "Computer" and "Network" to what you like, and have it applied everywhere in Windows.

Desktop Icons - Change or Restore Default Icon

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First things first, thanks to all who can help.....





I need to programmatically make some adjustments to the Internet Explorer security settings. Most of these settings I have found but there are a few I have not been able to get a clear exact location for in the registry. I will be using a .BAT file to make
the adjustments on 100+ PCs.





Here is what I am looking for.....





Under the "Internet  Properties" found in control panel, under the "Privacy" tab there is an "Advanced" option button. When I click on it I get an "Advance Privacy Settings" options box. On it are several settings.
The first setting, "Override automatic cookie handling" needs to be checked in order to access the other options. I can do that by adjusting the DWord value of "PrivacyAdvanced" under the "Internet Settings" key in the registry,
"HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet settings", to be specific.





What I have not been able to find are the registry entries for the "First-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, the "Third-party Cookies" "Accept, Block, or Prompt" options, and the "Always allow
session cookies" check box. Please see picture below....















I have seen references to the following settings as being where those options exist, but nothing that explains ... Read more

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Hello,

I have an Asus Netbook 1005P, running Windows 7, SP1, with Internet Explorer 11.

I am often but not always, experiencing the following issue:

When I attempt to connect to Wifi at a caf, the "Wireless Network Connection" for the Network shows "Connected", yet there is no Internet access. Placing the pointer over the Connection icon in the Notification Area displays:

"Unidentified Network No Internet Access".
(The network in question always has an SSID shown in the Wireless Network Connection list.)

This issue occurs whether I am running only the Windows firewall, or am only running the firewall that I prefer which is Comodo.

For antivirus I have Avast Pro (with its "web shield" currently disabled) and so far as this issue is concerned it makes no difference whether this Avast component is enabled or disabled, or whether I disable all Avast Shields.

When this issue occurs, there are often other customers in the caf connected to the caf wifi and also using the Internet.

I have to ask the caf to reset, or turn off and then turn back on, their router, yet other customers do not have to do this to get Internet connection!

This is the issue at whatever caf, to whose Wifi I attempt to connect.

Please help with a solution to this issue.

Regards,

Robert339

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Hello,
I have an Asus Netbook 1005P, running Windows 7, SP1, with Internet Explorer
11.
I am usually though not always, experiencing the following issue:
When I attempt to connect to Wifi at a caf, the "Wireless Network
Connection" for the caf's network shows "Connected", yet there is no
Internet access. Placing the pointer over the Connection icon in the
Notification Area displays:
"Unidentified Network No Internet Access".
(The network in question always has its SSID shown in the Wireless Network
Connection list.)
This issue occurs whether I am running only the Windows firewall, or alternatively
try only running the firewall that I prefer which is Comodo.
For antivirus I have Avast Free (with its "web shield"
not installed) and so far as this issue is concerned it makes no difference if I
disable Avast.
When this issue occurs, there are often other customers in the
caf connected to the caf wifi and also using the Internet.
I have to ask the caf to:
reset,
or turn off and then turn back on,
or remove the power plug,
for their router, 
yet other customers do not have to do this to get Internet connection!
This is the issue at whatever caf, to whose Wifi I attempt to connect.
My computer has an up-to-date network adapter update!

Please help with a solution to this issue.
Regards,
Robert339

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Hello,

I have an Asus Netbook 1005P, running Windows 7, SP1, with Internet Explorer 11.

I am often but not always, experiencing the following issue:

When I attempt to connect to Wifi at a caf, the "Wireless Network Connection" for the Network shows "Connected", yet there is no Internet access. Placing the pointer over the Connection icon in the Notification Area displays:

"Unidentified Network No Internet Access".
(The network in question always has an SSID shown in the Wireless Network Connection list.)

This issue occurs whether I am running only the Windows firewall, or am only running the firewall that I prefer which is Comodo.

For antivirus I have Avast Pro (with its "web shield" currently disabled) and so far as this issue is concerned it makes no difference whether this Avast component is enabled or disabled, or whether I disable all Avast Shields.

When this issue occurs, there are often other customers in the caf connected to the caf wifi and also using the Internet.

I have to ask the caf to reset, or turn off and then turn back on, their router, yet other customers do not have to do this to get Internet connection!

This is the issue at whatever caf, to whose Wifi I attempt to connect.

Please help with a solution to this issue.

Regards,

Robert339

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In Windows XP, fully updated, I have several folders full of mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

But all the figures in the "Duration" column appear to be in "hours" and "minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03", but what I want is "minutes" and "seconds".

Any thoughts as to how to change this?
 

A:Solved: Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

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I am using Windows 7 on my laptop and I have question about when to use "Home", "Work" and "Public" profile.

If I am logging in without setting password, and I am logging in network with "Public" profile, then will any other user, who can see my computer, be able to enter my computer and check the contents on my computer ?

I am connecting to a network and there are 6 other users connected to this network. In the set network location window, if I select the netwoek as "Home", does it mean that other 6 users will not be able to see my computer on network and if I use "Public", then all other six users will be able to see my computer on network ?

Thanks

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The control panel opens fine. I can access all items in the control panel
except "Network and sharing center" and the "User accounts" (I can't access this sections via the taskbar either).

What happens when I open one of the two items is I get a popup saying the
following; WINDOWS EXPLORER HAS STOPPED WORKING.

I used to be able to access these items. And one day, I just coulodn't anymore...

Anyone knows how to solve this? Thanks.

I'm using Vista Ultimate x64

A:Can't access "Network and Sharing Center" nor "User Accounts"

Hello Newbie,

See if running a sfc /scannow can find and fix bad system files that may be responsible for this.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Srry i know this post is a bit old but i recently just got this problem i can access the internet fine but i cant access my network settings, user settings, or see the the properties of my pc. i tried running your solution Brink but the scannow showed

"Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
C:\Windows\system32>sfc /scannow
Windows Resource Protection could not start the repair service.
C:\Windows\system32>"

i then ran sfc /verifyonly but got the same answer.

i then ran findstr /c:"[SR]" %windir%\Logs\CBS\CBS.log >%userprofile%\Desktop\sfcdetails.txt. and the txt file came up blank.

idk wat to do rite now i am at my witts end.

A:Can't access "Network and Sharing Center" nor "User Accounts"

Hello Jayrrus, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I would recommend that you use Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper to scan your system with at boot to help make sure that your system is malware free first.

Afterwards, you might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point dated before you had these issues to see if that may be able to fix them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am running Windows XP SP3, fully updated, on an Acer lap top PC.

I have several folders full of .mp3's and want to see the bit rate and duration. To do this I right click on a column heading and select "Bit rate". I then click on "More..." so I can get to "Duration", and I select that one too.

The two new columns appear, but the format of the "Duration" column appears to be "hours:minutes", so I see "00:04" or "00:03" for most .mp3's, when what I want to see is 'hours:minutes:seconds", e.g. "00:03:45".

This also happens for video files (.avi files), e.g. all my episodes of "Heroes" (sad, I know) have a duration of "00:42" instead of "00:42:xx".


Here are two pictures showing the problem with the .mp3's. The first is of Explorer showing the Duration as "Hours:Minutes":




The second picture is of the properties window of the first .mp3 in the list above:




I copied some .mp3 files to another (old) PC on my home network, and it displayed the duration field correctly:




Also, the properties window correctly shows the duration also:





I'm not the only person to have this problem. I received a private message from a member of another forum where I posted about this problem several weeks ago. That person also has the same problem with the duration field.

The tech guys on that forum were unable to find the source... Read more

A:Windows Explorer "Duration" Column - no "Seconds", just "Hours" and "Minutes"

* bump *

Tricky, this one!

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Hi,

I'm using Windows 10 th2-10511 x64 and when I install EMET 5.5 final the EMET system service is installed with the "delayed start" flag and the service and never starts after a reboot. The same thing happened with the beta version, I didn't notice
it until the final was released. This issue doesn't occurs with EMET 5.2.
I switched the service back to the normal Automatic (not delayed) start, and everything seems to be working again. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this issue?


Also, can someone enlighten me about this warning message "DEP/ASLR Policy settings are ineffective by default; see user's guide on how to enable them". It appears when I enable the DEP/ASLR EMET GPO. I couldn't find any reference to this warning
message in the user guide. DEP seems to be enabled, I have no idea how to check for ALSR other than Process hacker that shows ASLR as N/A.
Thanks

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Good afternoon all,

I am having an intermittent problem isnalling different programs in Windows 7. I will get the following error message when the insall fails "Error 1606. Could not access network location %AppDATA%\."
When I got this error before I was able to get around it by crated another administrator account in Windows to install programs. Since then I have did a clean install of windows and the issue went away until several months ago. So far the programs that I cant install are Java updates, and Quickbooks Starter Edition.
Below you will find some basics about my PC.

OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 530 @ 2.93GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 3957 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 5670, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 820194 MB, Free - 375299 MB; E: Total - 476821 MB, Free - 280503 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, DH55TC
Antivirus: avast! Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
 

A:Solved: "Error 1606. Could not access network location %AppDATA%\."

Right-click Computer.

Click Properties.

Click the Advanced tab.

Click Environment Variables.

Add these entries (click New...) for both User variables for Owner and System variables:

In the Name box: APPDATA

In the Value box: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming


If no luck,

Try the Fix it in the following Microsoft article:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886549
 

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Hey everyone,

I'm trying to install the 30day trial for WinAutomation WinAutomation Macro Recorder and Windows Automation Software but I keep getting this error and yesterday I searched for about 5 hours for the solution but nothing worked and today I'm getting close to match that.

So far I've:

Searched "User Shell Folders" registry folders for incorrect values.

Ran a bunch of Microsoft FixIts.(everywhere I found someone having a "Could not access network location..." problem with a FixIt solution posted in the same thread, I dlded and executed that FixIt)

Uninstalled firefox then tried to install WA.

Updated .NET Framework to latest.
None of the above is working. Please help me solve this.
I've also sent an email to WA support team about it but since this seems to be a windows problem I feel like it's not their job to worry about it.

A:Error: "Could not access network location \Resources"

Where did you download the installer to? Where is it running from? This will help us understand your problem better.

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Hey, I am really hoping someone can help me solve this problem, it's driving me up the wall!
When I started using my computer this morning everything was fine, and then "no network access" kept appearing, along with "limited connection/connectivity". I would troubleshoot the problem, but then at the end of the troubleshoot it would freeze, and my screen went black, so I had to turn my computer off and then on again. This problem has persisted throughout the day, I've googled it but nothing really the same as this has turned up .. if someone could please please help me, I'd really appreciate it!

A:"No Network Access" and "Limited Connection/Connectivity" ?

Hi Caoimhe123

My name is Riyazuddin and I work for the Social Media and Community Team at Dell

If its a wired connection - I suggest you to try using a different ethernet cable and check,
If its a wireless connection - Try to get to the router as close as possible and check,

Please specify the type of connection, model of the router, OS and the wireless card your using and reply back

Regards
Riyazuddin M

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I tried to associate the file extension .txt to a new editor program
with the well known cmdline programs ASSOC and FTYPE.

No, assigning them through WinExplorer menu does not work.
But this is another problem which should not discussed here.

When I type now one of the following alternative commands at the CommandPrompt then Win7 returns me something like:

assoc .txt=txtfile

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: .txt"

or

ftype txtfile=D:\notepad++\notepad++.exe "%%1"

"Access denied"
The following error occurs: txtfile"

Why?

The command above work fine under WinXP

Peter

A:"access denied" when using "assoc" and "ftype" from cmdline?

Question:

Did you run cmd.exe with administrative previlliges?
Elevated Command Prompt

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i've been trying to install Skype for the past few months, and it's failed each time with the same error message: "Could not access network location:." This occurs after the program has downloaded and about a quarter of the way through installing. Skype has never been on this comp before so it's not an update.

incidentally, our other computer, an XP, has the same problem, so idk if it's the program itself, or that both the computers are messed up.

also the hard drive has 11.1 GB free of 105, and i'm using firefox if it helps any. thanks in advance!

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I've searched around the forums and all I can seem to find are people with one or two dead pixels (the absolute max I saw was 8). On the left side of my monitor, I have an extremely large amount of dead pixels. It's about the size of two quarters. It started out small (as a single pixel - then a single line - then a large blob). I've tried just about everything to get rid of it. I've tried massaging it out, using websites/software like www.jscreenfix.com, to no avail. I really don't have the money for a new monitor. Any ideas? Thanks!

Here is an image:[img=http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5543/img2729c.th.jpg]
 

A:Solved: Large group of "dead"/"stuck" pixels

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One feature I really liked in XP was the ability to look in a folder through My Computer and sort the files by extension. For example if I wanted to get all .jpg files to one side of the folder as I looked for a file, I could click View, Arrange Icons By, Type and make that happen. I don't see that feature in Windows 7. I'm using W7Pro and can't find that or a similar feature anywhere. Is it here and I just haven't found it? TIA

A:Where is "VIEW", "ARRANGE ICONS BY", "TYPE"

open a window ,click organise/layout /menubar.
then when you click view in the menu bar group by is in the list

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This error pops up everytime boot / start-up. I've tried everything, for the last month.  including
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2421599 In the "Resolution Section" did step by step, But did not work for me...
Also
http://blogs.technet.com/b/mempson/archive/2010/01/10/userenvlog-for-windows-vista-2008-win7.aspx  Didn't work either.  :(
Is this a Winlogin problem? Or does have to do with other computers in my homegroup?
But in Safe Mode & Safe Mode with Networking, this issue does Not appear / pop-up at start up. "Group Policy Client Service"
""HP Premium Remote Services"" tells me that in order to fix, I have to Re-Install Windows. And have been in contact today with Hp Premium Remote Services for over 7 hours with NO Resolution!!
Hate to make a Recovery Partition on a New PC, in order to Re-Install Windows...



This is a Brand New HP Pavilion HPE H8-1234 AMD Processor that I installed on 7/23/2012. Running windows 7 64-bit home premium, OS: Internet Explorer 9.
Have a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate using Anytime Upgrade, My question is would that rectify the "Group Policy Client Service" error?
Always run MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and Hitman Pro, in addition with Norton, on a regular basis. So that I know my system is clean...

Any MS Engineers or Tech's have any ideas, suggestions OR help, How to Fix this issue,With-Out having to use: System Recovery/Restore. To factory condition...
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A:Failed to Connect "Group Policy Client Service" Windows 7 x64

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Hi all,

I would like to disable the "encrypt with password" option using Group Policy. Where I work using this option is a disaster waiting to happen (users lose passwords all the time).

You can find this setting in Word - goto FILE, INFO, PROTECTED DOCUMENT, ENCRYPT WITH PASSWORD. I've noticed this is in other parts of office (excel etc.).

I have a .ADMX template in AD to manage Office 2010 - is there any way to disable this for the entire Office 2010 suite?

Any and all help greatly appreciated,
Rob

A:Office 2010 - Disable "encrypt with password" using Group Policy?

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Common\Security]
"DisablePasswordUI"=dword:00000001

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I know someone else has asked about this error message, but the incidence here is quite different. I am running a Dell Inspiron 1420 laptop on which there has only ever been one account -- mine. One day the computer suddenly crashed  and when I restarted
it, my desktop would not load, none of my programs would run, and I encountered the message listed in the subject line of this post.
I enabled the Administrator Account, tried to manually modify the registry as another thread instructed me to do. That did not work. There was no duplicate account key with a .bak ending. Even after I accessed the hidden Administrator account, I encountered
the same error message. The computer will not let me create any new accounts.
I am not linked in to any servers, nor is my account a part of any larger network. My home does not even have internet, and I was not online when the problem occurred. 
If anyone can help with this problem I would greatly appreciate it. I am totally lost. 

A:"Windows cannot connect to the group policy client service"

Hi,
This issue may occur when the following situations are true:
1. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\SvcHost was with wrong permissions
2. The Windows Firewall was enabled and wrong configured.
At this point, please grand proper permission on the registry key and disable Windows firewall to check the result.
Regards,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. ?

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Hi everyone,

I have recently been granted admin rights on my work computer.

While the computer was locked down, the Aero visual effects were set to "adjust for best performance".

I can change it to "adjust for best appearance" and the Aero effects appear - until I reboot the computer. After the reboot, the checkbox is still set to "adjust for best appearance" however, the effects are disabled. I have to change the setting, change it back to best appearance and hit OK. Then everything works again.

The friend in IT who granted the admin rights told me that this is due to the group policy our company has set up - and that there is nothing he can do about it.

I have checked gpedit and regedit but could not find any relevant entries.

Do you have any idea how I could automagically adjust the settings back to best appearance after every reboot? I was thinking that if I cannot turn of the group policy myself, then maybe I could write some sort of script that changes to appearance settings for me (instead of me having to do it manually every time).

Looking forward to your thoughts
g333

A:Group policy disables "optimize for best appearance" setting

I have a great idea. We can't help you over ride company policy.
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Hello all!

I've been struggling with this a bit.  We are pushing IE 11 and would like to set the option under Internet options -> General -> Tabs, called "Open Links from other programs in" to "A new window" using Group Policy.
There is a group policy setting under User Configuration -> Admin Templates -> Windows Components -> Internet Explorer, called "Prevent configuration of how windows open".  This looks like the right setting, but I set that, and I
can verify through the RSOP console that it applied, but the setting in IE does not change.
Can you help me with this?  I'm really stumped.
If you know how to make the change using the registry I'm also open to pushing that out VIA logon script.  Please let me know that solution too if you know it.

Thank you!
James

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I recently installed Win7 on a new drive for a home system - no work connection or IT department involved; 'did a Windows Update (the second in as many days, and no problem before,) with something like 7 ea. of Important and Optional updates selected. On reboot and login I got an error message at lower right that said something like "Windows cannot connect to Group Policy Client" plus a whole lot of verbiage thereafter about checking the event log, etc., but it disappeared before I could do a screen grab and transcribe the whole thing.

What is this "Group Policy Client" thing? 'Sounds like some kind of hackware to allow someone else to access and control my system on the sly. I've read a little about it in posts here and elsewhere on the web, and it seems to be a Windows program, but everything everybody's posted on it almost immediately goes straight over my head.

- Do I need this running? If so, how do I get it to do so when the error message says it "cannot connect?" Others say that their similar error message is accompanied with being locked out of processes, but everything here seems to be working normally otherwise - adding to the fear of having been hacked;

- My User Profile says I'm logged in as Administrator, but since this GPC thing is supposedly connected to user accounts, is there something I need to worry about?

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A:Sudden appearance of "Cannot connect to Group Policy Client" - ?

run services.msc and check to see if you have a Group Policy Client. If so, right click on Properties and set it to Automatic.
 

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I am attempting to use bitlocker encryption but I am receiving the following error, "The Group Policy settings for bitlocker startup options are in conflict and cannot be applied. Contact system administrator for more information."


I HAVE changed the group policy settings to ALLOW bitlocker without a compatible TPM since I would like to use a USB key.


I made sure I am logged on as the administrator.

I am on Windows 7 pro.

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I have Windows 10 Pro.

I have Norton Internet Security Suite installed, so I don't need Windows Defender. But I keep getting a pop up saying "Windows Defender - This app is turned off by group policy."

How can I stop this pop up from, you know, popping up?

Thanks,
Ken

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How to disable from installing software using gpedit.msc?

User Account is Administrator.

I want to block different kinds of software.

Utorrent
Internet Download Manager
Etc.


And also if the software was already installed like Google Chrome.

What will happen if chrome is updating? will the update be successful? even in group policy is restricted to install?
Thanks in advance.

A:Group Policy Editor "Disable Software Install"

Editing the Local Group Policy to block people from installing software is a little extreme in my opinion. It can certainly be done but it might just be easier to create another user account that is a standard user account and have everybody use that. If they try to install something, they will need admin permissions to do so.

Just my 2 cents.

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Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
I adjusted Group Policy so additional authentication (PIN) would be required.
I thought I would need to uncheck the first option (Allow BL w/o TPM) because I want to require TPM.
http://tprkzw.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pUTfg85HjH67C6Flk1S71WONKNG8_kql1EA0j-uJI7UH4BqL0dcU8xGgINReTqpRn1FKg2TIInjNuDZkn4Ufz5071iJD1Efop/Bitlocker-01.JPG?psid=1
When I rebooted (and after enabling TPM - F10), I attempted to activate Bitlocker (via the Control Panel) and this error message displayed:
"The Group Policy settings for BitLocker startup options are in conflict and cannot be applied.  Contact your system administrator for more information."
After (re)checking the first option (Allow BL w/o TPM) and leaving the default settings, except for the Require PIN and TPM option...
http://tprkzw.blu.livefilestore.com/y1p5RNry7fbVfFJigattnqRz3bLFOCFDAznuQLIZQa7mAJTQV6GcBPvI8ZjpFq8uLBCARY3Y--Iq3smOVWna1PhMyef4hvxXCFr/Bitlocker-02.JPG?psid=1
 I redid the entire process (F10 to enable TPM and so forth), but when attempting to activate Bitlocker for the second time, this message displayed:
"The Group Policy settings for BitLocker startup options are in conflict and cannot be applied.  Contact your system administrator for more information."
I had a window of opportunity to make this happen, given the time it can take to actually encrypt the drive, and I was not able to make this happen.
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A:"The Group Policy settings for BitLocker startup options are in conflict and cannot be applied."

Hi,
I just had the same issue today, so here is what doesn't work with you :
If you have a motherboard and a BIOS compatible with a TPM, you can uncheck the first option "Allow Bitlocker without a compatible TPM".
Then, Microsoft has made a mistake with the terms that are being used (in my point of view) : in fact, you have to understand you cannot "require" an option if you "allow" some others...
So you have 2 choices :
 - either you "allow" each option so you can choose which one when you set Bitlocker on,
 - or you can "require" an option and disable all the others, so you will not be able to make a choice when you set bitlocker on.
I hope that is clear enough...
 - Tibap.

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Vista won't let me logon, I get a message :
"The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon"

"Insufficient system resources exist to complete the requested service"

I've been trying to narrow this problem down for the last few days.

I did a system restore back a number of days, no user programs were installed, but there were system updates installed. Once I do the system restore and turn off the updates, the computer reboots fine and I can log in.

However, if I let the MS updates in, then when I reboot, I get the error and cannot logon.

Clearly there is a problem when the updates happen, and causes this. I originally thought it was due to a specific MS update, but I think it's the update process that is broken. That is what kills the system configuration and then it can't logon.

If anyone has an idea here, I'd really appreciate it.

This is Vista 32 with SP2.

A:cannot login to Vista "The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon"

Hello metafizx, welcome to Vista Forums!



I'm not sure if it will or not but have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if it'll be a help, as a place to start; be sure to post back to keep us informed.


User Profile Service failed the logon

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Good Evening,

About 2 years ago, I bought an eMachines that came with Vista Home Premium. I have used computers for many years for work, but there was always that "tech guy" at work to call. Now I'm disabled, frustrate easier and no "tech guy" to call. I miss him!!!!

For at least the past 2 months from time to time when I check my security settings I try to turn Windows Defender on. I always get this: "Windows Defender has been turned off by Group Policy." The warning then goes on to tell me to contact my system administrator. I think I am her. I have no idea what I have done to get this started but I'm certain for the first year or so this didn't happen.

I have searched the MS website and looked around HELP but I cant' fix it. Today I took a running stab at changing "Permissions" for security and it didn't change.

Does anyone have an idea for me to try? This was the only spyware checker thing I have had until this evening. I downloaded the SpyBlaster one but don't even know if the two do the same work?

Many thanks,
Jill
 

A:"Group Policy" prohibiting Windows Defender

If you go to Start, Run--> type in gpedit.msc, that should open up the group policy editor where you can make changes. Hope that helps.

Jenu
www.liveperson.com/jenu-jose
 

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Hello, yesterday I just got Just Cause 2 and downloaded it, It worked fine then when I clicked on it to start it said "This program is blocked by group policy. For more information, please contact your system administrator"
My hard drive is pretty empty I would say and I've never encountered this problem before. I searched it up on google and it turns out a lot of people have the same problem, I really want help because I don't want to waste my money.
In other words, I Reaaaaaaally want some help!

Best Regards,

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Hi,

I hope I'm in the right sub-forum. (Otw. please move, thank you).

There are a few things that I need to do. Tutorials on the web always tell me to open gpedit.msc and then expand the "Preferences" folder under user configuration. However, there is no such folder. Can anyone help me?
I'm on a 64 bit Win 7 Professional.

Regards

A:Group Policy "Preferences" folder missing

Can you give link(s) to the tutorials ?
Here is an SF tutorial for the Group Policy Editor.
The screen prints in this tutorial don't show a Preferences folder.
Local Group Policy Editor - Open

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Hi all, I have a problem with AVG (and other programs including System Restore) where I get the "program blocked by group policy" error message when I try to start it. I have seen other members on this forum with the same problem which has been successfully solved, would someone be able to talk me through the solution please?

Many thanks,

Phil

A:AVG "program blocked by group policy" problem

Welcome to TSF.

Is this a company-owned computer?

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Is there any way to remove the "Safety" tab or it's contents from the tools button in the upper right hand corner of IE 11 with Group Policy 2008 r2. I am using a GPMC on a windows 8.1 computer running IE 11. All of the computers we manage are Windows 7 pro running IE 10 or IE 11. The computers I am trying to remove the "Safety" from are used as library catalog computers. We have them pretty well locked down with group policy and a squid server. I just need to remove the "Safety" or the contents in it. I would love to remove the "Tools" all together but haven't found a way.
I thought maybe I could use the "Force Full Screen" but need a back, forward and home button.

Thanks for any help you can give.

A:Remove the "Safety" tab from IE 11 tools with group policy

We probably have some members here that could figure that out and if I Googled hard enough I'd find an answer for you but the best place to find an answer would probably be here: https://social.technet.microsoft.com...um=winserverGP

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My office just upgraded, and I can no longer use Windows XP. On this system, I was able to add a separate taskbar to facilitate quick access to commonly-browsed folder locations on our vast network, and another one expedited the launching of useful programs and lists. Each task on each taskbar was represented with a big custom icon to save eye strain. I had them installed in opposite vertical margins, and they were set on auto-hide to keep them out of the way when not being used. Just move your mouse pointer to the left or right margin, and BAM! Sorry for the cliche, but I really got used to the convenience of what I had set up, and I just don't think I can be as efficient without anything comparable.

Now there appears to be nothing comparable in the Windows 7 GUI, and it's making me sick with rage! I see only the option to put a "toolbar" on an existing "taskbar", and no option to create any additional taskbars! This cramps up your one-and-only taskbar, plus the tiny toolbar access buttons require way too much precision for anything that's supposed to be quick. When you've figured out how to bring up that ridiculous button, the list that it yields is small enough to cause painful eyestrain - nothing efficient, much less cool about this at all! I have seen customization options in other OS GUIs that may have resolved some of these issues, but I see none such in W7.

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A:Need to add "TASKBARS" (MSese for "Launchpads", "Docks" NOT "Toolbars"

Several possibilities here: Second taskbar in windows7? [Solved] - Windows 7 - Windows 7

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Hi,

When our website users click on an html attachment embedded on a web-page in IE9, the download manager will not display the "Open" option. It will only display "Save" and "Cancel" which our users don't like, having to save the
html document in a folder to open it. Whereas, when downloading attachments like pdf, word etc. all three options are displayed. 

Is there any setting to tweak , which will display all the 3 options for HTML attachments as well?

A:IE9 download manager will not display "Open" option (only "Save" and "Cancel" is displayed) for downloading HTML documents.

Hi,
As you know, the Open-Save-Cancel dialog box helps you prevent your computer from affecting by virus while downloading. 
So I suggest you test to reset all zones to a lower level temporarily and then please attempt to download this html attachment again.

However, since you can normally download the other documents, I suspect there is some restriction in the website which you are trying to view. I recommend you to contact the administrator of that website if possible.
could you please send me the link of the website from where you are trying to download the html attachment?
Thanks!


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These are in Firefox. I'd like to turn off all of these dumbo messages. If you know how, please let me know how too.

Thanks,
Burt

A:How do I turn off "Share Location," "Allow Full screen,"

Follow this guide from Mozilla support: https://Permissions Manager - Give certain websites the ability to store passwords, set cookies and more | support.mozilla.org
You can set individual web sites or you can do like I did and follow the second part of the guide and set for "all sites". You'll see the settings to ask or block either request to the right.

For further exploration try typing about:about into the address bar, be careful using the resulting page, all the links are mozilla/firefox related; Some of the links are benign, and others can get you into trouble.

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I got my dell few days ago. Installed it with Samsung EVO 850 SSD 500 Gb and Kingston 8GB PC3L - 12800 SODIMM.The Windows 10 Home OEM home is installed on HDD 1TB so I decided to use Samsung Data Migration software to clone the data to SSD. However, the OS crashed and decided to install a fresh Windows 10 Enterprise to SSD and deleted the previous OS on HDD using diskpart.Now after Installing Windows 10 Ent OS files. Every after BIOS run, I got BSOD errors "MEMORY MANAGEMENT" + "Page Fault it non paged area" + "IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL" 

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Hi everybody,
we are trying to implement a whitelist for IE Add-ons via GPO. So we filled the Add-On list with all the CLSIDs we need.
To improve security we would also like to set the "Deny all add-ons unless specifically allowed in the Add-on List" option to prevent users from installing toolbars or other shady stuff. Unfortunately, this seems to break some things like
"Click-to-Call" even tough all corresponding Add-Ons are activated via the whitelist. We also have another web application that generates a PDF file when clicking on a specific button. That also does not work anymore (nothing happens when clicking
the button).
Internet Explorer version is 11 with latest patches on Windows 10 1709 (1803 shows the same behavior). Haven't tested other Windows versions yet.
I hope you guys can help.
Thanks in advance,
MBTN

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Hello, long time since I posted here. Hope this is in the correct forum.

I'm running windows 7 home edition on a home laptop.

My problem is that I cannot launch AVG anti-virus, when I click on the desktop icon I get a message saying "This program is blocked by group policy, for more information contact your system administrator" even though it was working previously.

Here's a brief summary of the events that lead up to my current problem.

Whilst surfing round the web the other day, AVG flagged up something suspicious in internet Explorer and removed a program from it. Afterwards I found that I could no longer pin or unpin new tabs in IE (that is, if you click on a link and get a new pop up window you could click on the tab and pin it alongside the other tabs in internet explor, so you dont have multiple windows. After the virus checker removed this file, I ifound that the tabs were permanently pinned in place to their current window and could not be removed, though you could still open and close new ones)

I wont bore with the reasons as to why I didn't try to just repair internet explorer, but I ended up trying to do a system restore to an earlier point to see if it fixed the problem in IE.

Afterwards I found that I could no longer access AVG, the icon dissapeared from the taskbar and when I clicked on the desktop shortcut I got the aforementioned error saying "This program is blocked by group policy".

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A:AVG : "Program is blocked by Group Policy"?

Sounds like you have an infection still on going please follow the instructions here NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help - Tech Support Forum

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