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Group Policy settings were overwritten by a higher authority (domain controller) to: Server and Policy NOT CONFIGURED

Q: Group Policy settings were overwritten by a higher authority (domain controller) to: Server and Policy NOT CONFIGURED

I have an SCCM Client deployed to several test PC. The client configures LGPO directing the PC to receive Windows Update from our SCCM server. However, it fails. WUAHANDLER.LOG shows the following errors:
Enabling WUA Managed server policy to use server:http://xxxxx.xxx.net:8530
Waiting for 2 mins for Group Policy to notify of WUA polucy chnage...
Unable to read existing WUA resultant policy. Error = 0x80070002.
Group Policy settings were overwritten by a higher authority (domain controller) to: Server and Policy NOT CONFIGURED
Failed to Add Update Source for WUAgent of type (2) and id{{.......}}. Error=0x80040692.
I checked domain GPOs and there is no GPO that would cause this conflict. I ran RSOP to verify. What I noticed is that gpresult did not show LGPO as being applied. But when I unlinked all the domain GPOs (linked to the PC OU), gpresult showed
LGPO as being applied.
Any ideas or suggestions welcome.

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A: Group Policy settings were overwritten by a higher authority (domain controller) to: Server and Policy NOT CONFIGURED


For this issue, please try to refer to the following article;

Troubleshooting Group Policy Configuration for Software Updates

If this issue persists, for a better support service, please kindly post at the SCCM forum for further help:

System Center Configuration Manager Category

Alex ZhaoPlease 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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I work in a primary school and our new Windows 8.1 machines have an issue where users (everyone has roaming profiles) that are logging onto the machine for the first time won't end up with the correct 'group policy applied' proxy settings.

The (group policy / registry preferences) proxy settings I want the different groups of users to have *are* being applied (verified using process monitor) but I can then see something else (still in the same svchost process) is then taking the ones configured
for the local system account (in HKEY_USERS\.Default) and overwriting them. Different user groups use different proxy ports for filtering reasons, so it's crucial the right groups of users get the right settings.

Whatever is overwriting them, when the user has no cached roaming profile on the machine, does not do it again if they log off and then on again. The problem being, users don't have a set machine and the cached roaming profiles are removed when the machine
shuts down using an updated version of delprof... so when the machine boots up again, it's like the users are all logging on for the first time - except they have roaming profiles so they aren't really!

Having spent far too long looking into the issue, I'm as positive as I can be that it's nothing I'm doing and we do not have any issue with the same settings / policies being applied on our Windows 7 or old XP machines. Group policy configures the user's
proxy settings and nothing else touches them.

So what ... Read more

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I downloaded that 120 day eval copy of Windows 2003 a long time ago, but never used it. I've been wanting to check out the server-side of Active Directory, permissions, and whatnot, and plan to install it on Virtual PC later, and play with it.

My question is: Here at work they've got a few DCs, and computers with XP Pro. Permissions on the client computers are restricted based on Group Policy. I'd like to mess with the same stuff at home.

Basically, the question boils down to: I'd like to experiment with restricting groups and/or individual users with GPO, however, from what I can see, in the GP editor, it seems that there is only one Group Policy, which govens the entire computer, and all users regardless of their group.

I'd like to apply different restrictions, sort of like assigning one Group Policy to one user, and another Group Policy to an entire group, etc.

Any of you know where I can find information on this? I've definitely tried Google, and a few other search engines, but the sites that it turned up weren't really helpful at all.

Thanks in advance,


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I don't know why but some of the machines don't apply the group policy from my Windows 2000 Server Domain Controller. I have Windows XP Pro SP2 Clients joined to the domain that run the policy just fine and a certain number that all just don't apply either my policy or the default domain policy.

At first I thought it could be the user was in the deny list because of group association, but then I logged into a computer that I knew applied the policy and everything worked just fine. I tried logging in as one of the users I knew worked on a machine that didn't apply the policy and the policy was not applied.

To make things clear the problem must be with the computer configuration itself and not a problem with the user account.

I have spent some time googling my problem and some things said to make exceptions for certain ports in my firewall, but that didn't help any either (I turned the firewall off completely and still nothing).

If you have any suggestions as to things to look at that may help that would be greatly appreciated.

A:Some XP Clients don't accept group policy from Domain Controller

I couldn't get any PC's to "take notice" of the group policy on the Server! I tried searching the web and went through instructions websites given...still no luck months on!

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I want to set all my domain controllers (DC and RDC) to pull time from time.windows.com. In order to achieve this I am planing to create a gp (Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/System/Windows Time Service/Time Providers)and
link to Domain Controller OU.
My question is, is it the best thing to do, or is there any risk or best practices with respect to this.

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I come to you again seeking help. We have a problem with our logon and startup to our Windows 7 Enterprise system. We have more than 3000 Windows Desktops situated in roughly 20+ buildings around
campus. Almost every computer on campus has the problem that I will be describing. I have spent over two months peering over etl files from Windows Performance Analyzer (A great product) and hundreds of thousands of event logs. I come to you today humbled
that I could not figure this out. The problem as simply put our logon times are extremely long. An average first time logon is roughly 2-10 minutes depending on the software installed. All computers are Windows 7, the oldest computers being 5 years old. Startup
times on various computers range from good (1-2 minutes) to very bad (5-60). Our second time logons range from 30 seconds to 4 minutes. We have a gigabit connection between each computer on the network. We have 5 domain controllers which also double as our
DNS servers.
My original posts on:
Technet: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itproperf/thread/e8400dbe-e6b8-4b1d-8851-a03e7af32e6e
Reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/w5f38/network_logon_issues_with_group_policy_and/
I followed a lot of what you all told me to do from testing the domain controllers with dcdiag and also completing netlogon tests. I did group policy tests where I got rid of the group policy
and just did default policy and it only slightly fixed the prob... Read more

A:Major Network Logon Issues (8 Domain Controllers and 3.5 thousand workstations) DNS, Time Server, DHCP, and Group Policy Errors


I would like to suggest using Network Monitor to troubleshoot the issue.


Jeremy Wu
TechNet Community Support

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Hi all,
I received this message when i tried to look at the local group policy setting on one of my machines (Windows XP SP3), which is joined in my domain.
"Failed to open group policy object on this computer. You may not have appropriate rights.
Unspecified error."
note that I am local admin.
It's all started when I was troublshooting WSUS connectivity and i looked at the WinsdowsUpdate.log, the WSUS server was <Null> & WSUS status server <Null>, I tried to force the domain GP by using GPupdate /force, it went fine and asked to
log off, but nothing changed in the WindowsUpdate.log still <Null>. Then i tried to look at the local policy setting.
I searched the internet nothing related to my case.
Thanks in advance for advising.
Mohammed Adel

A:Group policy error: Failed to open group policy object on this computer.

I guess reinstall windows is the solution, I also found one log "event id 1096", related to "registry.pol" it was corrupted.
Mohammed Adel

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Windows Vista Home Premium, How can I turn off group policy, If I try to run defender or change startup programs, it will not allow me. Message to contact your system administrator to turn off group policy.  Please help

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Hey guys, i just recently made a OU on our Domain Controller and added about 10 computers to it (computers, not users) and had a Startup script applyed to that OU through Group Policy, now this start up script works for all machines but one, which is our problem machine.. it won't apply the GPO. i did a gpupdate /force on it, restarted and still no-go.

If anyone can at least give me an idea of what the hells going on i'd greatly appreteate it.

A:Domain Group Policy Problem.

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Is anyone here using Win7 Pro in a 2003 Functionality level Active Directory environment?

On multiple Windows 7 boxes, my laptop, and my desktop I ALWAYS get the error attached in the screenshot "Failed to connect to a windows service" when I log onto the Domain. I have looked at the event log and it is very, very vague. Most our IT users who have 7 just don't log onto the Domain at all, but i'd like to figure out what the issue is.

The Aero service also does not work when I log on, so i have the win2k look, and then after about 2 minutes the service starts again, by itself and all is well.

Any ideas??

A:Troubles with AD Domain / Group Policy?

Not exactly a "crashes and debugging" issue, but perhaps sufficiently interesting for this section of the forum

Can you please post the text of the event(s) which relate to this error using the "copy" button (to copy details to the clipboard) in the lower left-hand corner of the event details dialog.

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Not sure if this is the right place for this sort of question, but here goes.

My organisation includes approx 100 computers. A mix of 2000, XP, Vista and 7.

I installed WSUS on one of the servers, and all of the 2000/XP/7 systems reported in gracefully. However, there were 0 windows Vista systems in the WSUS console. Diagnosing this problem I went to a couple systems with Vista, and ran gpupdate /force on them. This is what I got back

Updating Policy... User Policy update has completed successfully. Computer Policy Update Failed. To diagnose the failure, review the event log or invoke gpmc.msc to access information about Group Policy results.
Checked the event log. Here's what's in it:

The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows attempted to read the file \\<FQDN>\sysvol\<FQDN>\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\gpt.ini from a domain controller and was not successful. Group Policy settings may not be applied until this event is resolved. This issue may be transient and could be caused by one or more of the following:
a) Name Resolution/Network Connectivity to the current domain controller.
b) File Replication Service Latency (a file created on another domain controller has not replicated to the current domain controller).
c) The Distributed File System (DFS) client has been disabled.
I have verified that the UNC path "\\<FQDN>\sysvol\<FQDN>\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB9... Read more

A:Vista not getting Group Policy in Domain environment


Check the Vista PC's Windows features to see if the service is active.

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Running Server 2003 with AD. Lately I've been seeing errors in XP clients EVENT VIEWER. Errors are as follows:

Event ID: 1202 Source: SceCli
Security policies were propagated with warning. 0x4b8 : An extended error has occurred.
For best results in resolving this event, log on with a non-administrative account and search http://support.microsoft.com for "Troubleshooting Event 1202's".

Event ID: 1085 Source: Userenv
The Group Policy client-side extension Security failed to execute. Please look for any errors reported earlier by that extension.

I've tried all the MS solutions and have even gone as far as re-loading the default "compatibility" GP template on the server (making all options "Undefined"), then refreshing the policy on the clients with no success. The errors do not seem to be affecting usability at all on the network. Anyone else?

A:Group Policy errors on XP clients in Domain

What is your AD Config like, do you have trusts, have you tried to delete the user account and then recreate it. I found a MSKB article that describes your issue to the tee from what you described, here http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324383

Hope this helps

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Hi all
For the past 6 months we have received reports of PC's taking up to an hour to get to the login prompt.
All our PC's are running Windows 7 32/64 Bit.
The message is always "Applying Group Policy Local Users and Groups policy"
Once it gets to the login prompt they will login with no problem.
I have enabled GPO logging on 1 PC and the results show as below (sorry for the wall of text) Boot time was 15:16.
I was hoping someone else had come across this issue and maybe has some insight
Network team say "its not the network"!!
Server Team say "Its not DNS or Group Policy" !! 
So its been left with me on the desktop team to diagnose the fault
Paul Griffiths - NHS Trust in Bristol

GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 ProcessGPOs: -----------------------
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 ProcessGPOs: Processing extension Group Policy Local Users and Groups
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 ReadStatus: Read Extension's Previous status successfully.
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 CompareGPOLists:  The lists are the same.
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 GPLockPolicySection: Sid = (null), dwTimeout = 30000, dwFlags = 0
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 LockPolicySection called for user <Machine>
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 Sync Lock Called
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 Writer Lock got immediately.
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 Lock taken successfully
GPSVC(534.75c) 15:17:14:459 ProcessGPOList: Entering for extension Group Policy ... Read more

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Hi Team,
Please let me know what is the standard Setting for below Security Setting ( Audit Policy ), which are followed in most of the Company.

For Eg:- Should i set ' Success & Failure ' for ' Audit account logon events ' & for ' Audit account management' etc...

Thanks & Regards,

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I'm not sure where to post this as it's not really a network issue due to the computers not being domained.

At the moment I am applying local group policy settings for each computer (many computers) manually on each machine (Taking about 20 minutes per machine due to the MANY settings that need checking).

Is there any way I can cut this time down by saving a set of policy options from one computer and applying that set to multiple other computers (via a usb stick etc?)

Thanks in advance,


A:Automating Local Group Policy on non-domain machines?

Hi and welcome to TSF not quite sure but you may find something here Group Policy management for IT pros

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Will either of these allow me to restrict drive access to a single user only? I've tried to restrict drive access with Group Policy Editor but it applies the restriction globally--even to me the administrator.

Could anyone let me know if this is possible and how to do it?

Much thanks.

A:Group Policy Editor or Local Security Policy

I take it that you want to restrict access to this drive to everyone but yourself. Which drive are you referring to, is it locally connected or via a network?

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I recently purchased a new Windows 8.1 computer for use in our organization.  The default logon option for the device is for a Microsoft Account (the default username field prompt is for an e-mail address, rather than for a username.)  However,
I would prefer that the default logon option be for a Windows domain account logon, so that users don't have to click the "Sign-in options" link and select "Local or domain account password" each time they need to log onto the computer.
I have learned that setting the "Interactive logon:  Do not display last user name"
policy (located under Computer Configuration / Policies / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options) to
Disabled allows the domain logon option to be retained across sessions.  However, I would prefer to keep this option set to Enabled so that the previous user name is not displayed.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how the default logon option can be forced to a domain logon, while still suppressing the display of the last username?

A:Windows 8.1 Group Policy to Force Domain Logon as Default?

Hi Arowitv,
According to your description, we can use the following policy to check the result.
Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options:
Accounts: Block Microsoft accounts
Click this option, and select" Users can't add or log on with Microsoft account"
Note: Selecting this option might make it impossible for an existing administrator on this computer to log on and manage the system.
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon :Assign default domain for logon
Set the option to Enabled, and add the Default Logon domain.
Hope this helps.

Kelvin Xu
TechNet Community Support

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I have a laptop with all the latest updates installed. Legally licensed Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit ed. Running Avast anti virus.
Last thing I did was install a single windows update, I don't remember the update's number, but I remember the download size was less than 2Mb. I don't think the update has anything to do with this.. After successfully installing and rebooting, the laptop boots up normally and I get to the logon screen. After I enter my password I get the following error::
the group policy client service failed the logon access is denied
​ Most of the posts I've found online are for computers part of a domain. For independent machines, the common advice is to logon with another user, which I don't have. What I've tried so far ::
boot to repair mode and create another user and add to users group via command prompt >> user still not showing on logon screen
boot to repair mode and create another user with administrator rights via command prompt >> user still not showing on logon screen
Boot to repair mode and scanning hard drive >> clean Repair startup 3 consecutive times >> same error message boot to safe mode >> same problem
Then I narrowed down the problem ::
boot to repair mode and run regedit. The registry key

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\gpsvc key data
has the value

%windir%\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs instead of GPSvcGroup

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A:group policy client service failed non-domain laptop

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i cant Using group policy to copy file to windows10 user's on the domain,but everything is ok in windows 7 user's  and the folder copied in all windows7 machines, 

- iam using this script on Windows server 2008

md  c:\COMPANY 

xcopy \\WIN-5PKBDU5IFVH\testfolder   c:\COMPANY /e /i

can you help me solving this problem with all
windows 10 user's???

thank you 

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Whenever I log in to windows 7 using my test AD account I only see 3 icons inside control panel.... When I log in to XP using the same AD account I see all the control panel icons that Im supposed to see according to my GP settings. So it looks like my GP is NOT working properly for windows 7 machines any ideas on what I can do to fix this issue?

A:Domain Group Policy 2003 environment & Windows 7 clients

Could it be the admin of Active Directory has set a group policy for Win 7 users that limits what is available in the Control Panel? They may not be administering XP the same way.

**EDIT** I just realized you are probably the network admin. Duh...

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I am having this problem that keeps popping up and i've never found out exactly how to fix it.
We use group policy and active directory for all our users but what's happening with this computer is that when you login with the user account everything is restricted (and it should not be). If you try to access internet explorer setting an error message pops up and says it has been restricted. Also if you go into the control panel there is only 2 icons in there. Everything else doesn't show up like Add/Remove programs, Network settings, Administrative Settings, etc.

It is a Windows XP computer, Dell Optiplex GX270

Have any of you run into this before and know of a fix?

A:Group policy settings ignored

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Ok, so I have been searching google for an easy walk through on how to block sites such as MySpace, Youtube, Facebook and other related sites where my father's employees like to waste company time on. **HOWEVER** After reading, blocking sites through IE's block list and adding domains with IP's seem to have easy work arounds compared to IPSEC/Group Policy.

This route allows for all of xxxxx.myspace.com's (subnets) from being accessed as apposed to finding them all out and entering the domain/subnet combos individually in the host file. So if ANYONE has seen a very easy walkthrough (cause the ones i have seen are win 2000 and/or are vague and more complicated than required, I would greatly appreciate it.

I am going to continue to search the web, and if I find something i'll post just in case this topic benefits others. I'm determined to solve this issue!!!

Take Care!

A:Blocking websites either by IP or Domain with Group Policy / IPSEC (not host file)

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I want to ask question regarding the DC group policy. Is it possible to track or find out that on which system a GP is not applied?

Actually we are applying a group policy in our company and at the same time we want to keep track that if a group policy is not applied on any system or some body has changed the group policy on his/her system we can figure out that particular system on which the GP was not applied.

Is it possible?

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I run a Win XP Pro client to client network. Does anyone know if group policy can work in that environment?

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Every time I click a shortcut on my desktop I get a program that wants to install, every shortcut does it. There was a group policy set in-place for this program to install but last Friday it was taken away (un-deployed). I still get this program to install when I logon and when I click a shortcut on my desktop.
Is there a way to stop this from happened... A way to retract the group policy. It seems to only be happening to me.


A:Group Policy - Server 03

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I have a laptop running Windows XP Home SP2 with all current updates. The Windows firewall is turned off with a banner that reads "For your security, some settings are controlled by Group Policy".

I did not turn off the firewall nor turn on group policy. Everything that I have found so far only addresses Group Policy settings in XP pro.

How do I get rid of the group policy in XP Home?


A:Group Policy settings in XP Home?

What account type is this under??? Is it Administrator or Limited User?

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We have recently installed Webmarshal on our network and set internet explorer to pick up the proxy settings via group policy. The problem is, when laptop users log off the network and go home, the cannot connect to the network from their home broadband connections because of their internet explorer proxy settings.

How could I unset the proxy settings when they log off the network?



A:Group Policy Proxy Settings

Hi Eggyh, I think you would be better served if you would post your problem at the link provided below. We have really great techs there that deal with your specific problem. I'm sorry for any inconvenience.



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Hi all!

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit on a domain

I've NEVER seen this before and I cant figure it out.

I have a group policy set on an OU named LAPTOPS. The policy gets applied, however the User Config\Windows Setting\Scripts\Logon DOES NOT. When you run the GPRESULTS on the laptop, I see the policy settings being applied EXCEPT for the LOGON script. Its not there. I dont see any errors and cant figure out why Windows would ignore this one setting in the policy but apply the rest. I've tried deleting and recreating the policy but that does not work. Also made sure I did a GPUPDATE /FORCE

Thanks in advance!

A:Group Policy Applies Policy EXCEPT for 1 Setting!

Is a policy enforced on a domain or site level?

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I need to set block inheritance on a local user's machine for the screen saver from the domain level. Here's what we have: On the domain controller, we have a Group Policy Object set to automatically set the user's Desktop to Screen saver after 10 minutes
(600 seconds) of inactivity. My boss has tasked me with being able to override this Group Policy on a local user's machine and set the screen saver to turn on after 20 minutes or more, since the user continually has to log back in and get's whatever session
he had going cut off and has to log back into that site as well.
My question is this:

Where in the local machine's Local User Policy would I create this policy?
Desired outcome: Override Group Policy from the domain. set local user policy for screen saver timeout to 1200 seconds. Please provide me as detailed a response as possible as where to go in Local User Policy and how to create this.

Thank you,


A:Override domain group policy for screensaver timeout and set it on local machine to 20 minutes or more

We cannot override domain policy via local policy, processing of multiple domain-linked GPOs is in the order specified by the administrator, on the Linked Group Policy Objects tab for the domain in GPMC. The GPO with the lowest link order is processed last,
and therefore has the highest precedence.Alex Zhao
TechNet Community Support

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I have a mixed environment of Windows 7 and XP computers interacting with a Server 2008 R2 build. My Group Policies are pretty simple but they only get applied on some computers. It is pretty random because some windows 7 and some xp computers perform the policy without a hitch. I have several windows 7 computers that are blocked by the DWM service but I can't seem to get by that even disabling them. What are some things I can try to get my Group Policies to truly function on all computers?

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sir please help me
Last week i am implemented through .ADM file one group policy for USB,FDD AND CD RAM DRIVE Disabled in windows 2003 server standard edition but through Domino server it is working but it not working OU wish please help and give some suggestion.

A:windows2003 server group policy

Sir i am facing problem please help me thanks.

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Help, my policies are not being picked up by my objects.

I've noticed if i try and use group policy results wizard that the new user i have created does not even appear and i cant get results for the new user.

At the moment im just simpley creating a gpo and a user inside the gpo and then linking a simple policy to remove run from the start menu.

I can log on to the domain using this user account from my client machine, so the user does exist in some way!

Advice much appriciated, thanks.

A:server 2003 group policy

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I am currently running a Server 2003 R2 domain with about 100 computers running WinXP Pro on it. Some of these computers are older tablet style computers that are used out in our shop floor area. We are looking to replace these with some newer Win7 mini-PC's. All of them connect to the network via wireless access points, as these stations need to be mobile so they can be taken to all areas of the shop.

During the test setup of the device I can get it to join to the domain and it can connect to our main file server, which is also the primary DC, and download files with no problem. It can also connect to the mail server with no problems that I have noticed so far.

The issue arises, when it tries to connect to get Group Policy updates. when running "gpupdate /force" I get an error for both the user and computer parts of the update that says: "The Processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not locate the directory object group policy..." When looking at the event logs, there are tons of GP errors, all of them are error 1101.

I have already tried looking through the KB articles and have removed and rejoined the computer from/to the domain. The OU that the computer and user accounts that are used for this workstation is nest about 3 levels down from the domain level and have both the default domain policy applied to it as well as a secondary policy that add some extra settings to restrict the user privileges on the device. There are about ... Read more

A:Cannot connect to Group Policy Server

I would suggest putting the new W7 machines in a completely seperate OU, and managing them specifically, not using the policy that worked under XP.

I know this might be a bitch to do, but after a lot of experimenting with W7 versus XP Pro in a domain enviroment (running Server 2003 R2), we found that completely seperating the 7 machines and starting anew was the best route.

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Our GP settings for our Power Options are set to 'Never" sleep on all our Windows 7 machines. All our GP settings apply perfectly on our Dell desktops and have never had any issues until now. We've ordered newer Dell desktops but still running Win 7.

Once I place them on the domain and move them into the correct OU, the power options settings will get applied. However, some of the new desktops are not applying the settings.

I've tried re-adding it to our domain and no luck.

Anybody know how I can fix it locally?

A:How to fix Group Policy not applying for Sleep Settings?

I don't have ability to create the power plan manually because that gets locked down once on the domain. Just need a way to apply the sleep setting from the Domain Controller.

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Hi All,

I am currently testing Google chrome and the group policies in work and there are a few bits that i have not been able to set / lock down which i need to and m not sure if it can be done or not.

The bits left that i need are

Omnibox search needs to be fixed to Google and not able to be changed

Privacy settings need to be set and not able to be changed

The "Users" settings ideally need to be disabled so they can not create other users.

This is for use in a school so everything has to be restricted and secure. all the other policies are working great. I have downloaded the templates that Google provide so have probably missed the options i need for the above settings.

Any pointers will be much appreciated.

Many thanks


A:Google Chrome Group Policy Settings

JPLamb said:

Hi All,

I am currently testing Google chrome and the group policies in work and there are a few bits that i have not been able to set / lock down which i need to and m not sure if it can be done or not.

The bits left that i need are

Omnibox search needs to be fixed to Google and not able to be changed

Privacy settings need to be set and not able to be changed

The "Users" settings ideally need to be disabled so they can not create other users.

This is for use in a school so everything has to be restricted and secure. all the other policies are working great. I have downloaded the templates that Google provide so have probably missed the options i need for the above settings.

Any pointers will be much appreciated.

Many thanks

JPLClick to expand...

HI. I don't know if this will help, but have you tried calling Google? When I bought my Google chromecast device I had a few questions on it and called them. I spoke with someone very nice and helpful.

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First, I wish to thank you guys for this very awesome board, I know I will have fun learning all the stuff I do not know already about computers, tweaks, and what not.

My Question, and forgive me for putting it here, I had no idea where else to put it, I thought about tutorials, but I know this isn't even an option in win7, I assume it will be moved if needed, by the admins, and thank you, for understanding.

"this file came from another computer and might be blocked to help protect this computer"

How in the dickens do I hack the registry or what ever I need to do, to prevent files from being blocked upon downloading them?
I do a lot of downloading and what not, and its frustrating having to manually them, every single time.

Please understand, I already have a hack "take ownership" installed in my right click menu, to preform muti-files at once.

What I desperately need, it to stop them from being blocked from the beginning, so I don't have to unblock them afterwards.

I assume this must involve a Group Policy hack of some sort?

Thanks in advanced.

A:Group Policy Settings - Blocked Downloads

See if this helps:
Open File Security Warning - Enable or Disable

or even OPTION 2 here:
Open File - Security Warning : Allow or Prevent to Unblock File

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I have created a Group Policy that is supposed to add specific web sites to IE11's compatibility view but the web sites do not appear in the compatibility settings list of sites.
I have configured the GPO settings under:
User Settings > Policies > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Internet Explorer
The specific settings are:
Turn off Compatibility View - Disabled
Use Policy List of Internet Explorer 7 sites - Enabled
List of Sites

I have read that even though the settings don't appear that they are still applying. Is this true? If it is true then my issue is not with Compatibility View.
Thank you for any assistance provided.

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Not long ago Soul Invictus loaded winXPpro on the PC and confronted an issue. Thats really not surprising. Issues exist using this, the latest & greatest OS in wide distribution world-wide. It was developed upon previous versions, so it really shouldn't come as a big surprise what it does & to some extent, how it does it. Yet, it still exists with functionality barely defined to the novice user, IMHO.I have XP Professional and I'm getting my bearings on the differences between this version and another XP version. I notice this one has a Windows Firewall. My problem is that I used to be able to access my employer's company intranet from home. When I go to the site and enter my login info I get the message: Access Denied (policy_denied). Your system policy has denied access to the requested URL. For assistance, contact your network support team. I'm thinking I have to modify a setting in gpedit.msc, however I can't be sure. Any thoughts of what security setting that needs to be modified? My thoughts are:Policy information in winXPpro is kinda confusing.Like many, I am the network support team in my household.My thoughts are: "What should I do when contemplating changing a setting".Any changes might best be done knowing first what the default settings are.and where to find them.and how to interpret the information available on the OS about these settings. So, I navigated to the "group policies" that typing gpedit.msc in the &q... Read more

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Hello everyone,

I am slowly working my way through Scott Muellers Comptia A+ Cert guide and currently learning about security fundmentals. I have a test rig running XP Pro service pack three.

However when I wanted to go into local group policy to hide specified drives on that computer (as an experiment) I couldn't see anything listed under windows components except media player.

I followed the same route as you would on windows 7, User config-administrative templates-windows components, but there is nothing there. By the way my test rig is not connected to any networks at all.

What did I miss?!


A:Query about local group policy settings in XP Pro

We are not here to help you with your homework. How would you learn if we told you? This thread is now closed.

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Help Please,
I have XP SP2. I decided to stop my XP firewall in trouble shooting a network problem. I am having trouble seeing my shared folders on this PC from my other PC's. I get a message like "may not have permission, ck with admin" or something close to that.

So I noticed the firewall settings for ON or OFF were grayed out and a blue box at the top notifies me that "GROUP POLICY is set and may keep me from making any changes".

I have never had this computer on a network before and bought it (eMachines) from Best Buy. From what I have read so far "GROUP POLICY" is used to deploy SP2 to PC's with.

I need to get it off my machine so I can network and stop the firewall. Step by step would be greatly appreciated as I am not the "whiz" that most of you are.

A:Group Policy settings in XP Home - how to stop it!

To my knowledge, XP home does not use GPO typically...There are registry hacks to get around it apparently, but will take some reading.


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Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows (Vista & 7) and Windows Server (November 05, 2013 refresh)
These spreadsheets list the policy settings for computer and user configurations that are included in the Administrative template files delivered with the Windows operating systems specified. You can configure these policy settings when you edit Group Policy Objects.

Download XLSX files

A:Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows

In addition: Group Policy Search

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I have a Windows XP Pro computer connecting to a Win2000 Domain with Active Directory. The domain controller is pushing down a domain policy that I need to override on just this XP machine. Is there a registry setting that I can put on my local XP machine to override the domain policy settings?

A:Overriding Domain Policy settings


Sorry but Domain Policy takes precidence and loads from the Server when you login to the network. the only way to bypass that would be to login to the "Local Machine", but you wouldn't have access to ANY of the network resources.
Good Luck!


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I would like to give software Installation restriction for Domain Admin users but he can have all of remain admin rights.
If he want to install any software it should be ask for password.please suggest to me is there any Group Policy for that one.
Server : windows 2012 R2
Clients : windows 10 

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Hi when i manage my group policy i get this error:
the domain controller for group policy operations is not available. You may cancel this operation for this session or retry using one of the following domain controller choises:
The one with the operations Master token PDC emulator
The one used by the active directory snap-ins
Use any available controller.

A:Windows 2003 Server Group Policy

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I am trying to apply group policy's to 30 computer in my office. I am using the gpedit.msc to edit the local policy on my PC. I dont want to go from computer to computer spending about 15 minutes each configuring the setting for it.

Is there any way to take a copy of my policy and just paste it into another PC without having to sit there and configure each one?

Mario G.

A:Applying group policy to XP Computer with no SERVER?


Xp professional is mainly used as a client os in domain network environment. So any policy designed at domain level can be easily implemented in the client systems.

While XP provides the facility of group policy setting for the local system as well, when any policy has been set, it makes changes in the registry of that system for its application. So it is not at all possible throught means to design a unique policy and importing it on every system in workgroup environment.

U have to set the policy on every single system.


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I have been given the task of managing our network. The network was upgraded two years ago from Windows NT to Windows 2003 Server. My problem is that none of my group policies run. Before the upgrade, GPO's worked. In the server logs I continually get the the following events:

1030: Windows can not query the list of GPOs

1101: Windows can not access the object. GP processing aborted.
I was told that the server with Active Directory was not BELIEVED to be upgrade, and instead a clean install was performed. However, I am beginning to think there is a connection between this domain and the old one. For instance, if I go to Documents and Settings there is an account 'Administrator.OLDDOMAIN'. Also, I was given an old computer which had not been added to the new domain. It was still a member of the old domain. However, I could reach the share of the new server '\\newserver and map the drives.

Can this be the reason why my GPO's won't run and if so, how can I fix it?

A:Windows 2003 Server and Group Policy

Though this says 2000 have you look at this?


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