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Proxy Server setting via Group Policy

Q: Proxy Server setting via Group Policy

Hi all

We have just installed Websense Software for Internet Filtering. We now want to point all our 250+ PCs to the Proxy Server. Rather than doing this individually on each PC, I understand this can be done via Group Policy (GP). I have identified that in the UserConfig, under Windows Settings\Internet Explorer Maintenance\connection you can select Proxy Settings. Here I enable Proxy, set the Proxy IP and to use the same proxy for all addresses.
On saving and assigning the GPO to the workstation, it fails to apply the settings. However, if you manually set the options under the Tools\Connections Tab within IE6 it works fine.

We are running Server 2003 with XP Workstaions (Sp2) with IE6. All fully patched.

Anyone got any ideas!!!!!


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A: Proxy Server setting via Group Policy

You can make that change in your default domain policy
under the user configuration.
It should work withou applying it to workstations.
Since you are making the change apply to users....no workstations
are needed to be specified.

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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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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 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.

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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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

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Having a strange problem with a new proxy exception that I am trying to insert on our users computers. Our Proxy exceptions are pushed out through group policy registry edit and it has been working for ages.

However I am trying to put in a new exception but noticed as soon as I add the / after the domain to try specify the subdomain it kills the internet for everything apart from that one site. so for example it is site.domain.com/portal

If I just add the site.domain.com then it doesn't work (wifi captive portal). But if I add it then it works... except it breaks all other web pages.

Any suggestions?

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I'm trying to apply proxy settings to a domain with IE11. I'm currently using Windows 10 to do this as you need to be >8 to be able to set policies for IE10/11.
When I'm configuring Internet Explorer in the 'Internet Settings' section of the GPO, I can set everything up correctly including the proxy information. However, as soon as I set an exception on the advanced section and save it, the proxy will be blank on
all of my clients.
It's only when there's an exception, without the exception it works flawlessly.
It seems to be a pretty known bug but no one seems to have any sort of fix.
Does anybody know of another way I can set the exceptions?

Kind Regards,

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hi im new here in windows sevenforum..

im an internet cafe owner and i want to secure my units.. i have volume license and install windows 7 in my clients.

ive heard that windows seven dont have steadystate.. im using deepfreeze but im tired of using it because of patching games thawed and unthawing.. is there a way that i can manage my icafe more likely using steadystate or deepfreeze i wonder if its possible using the group policy...

1. Disable Access To Registry or Edit Registry
2. Disable Autorun / Autoplay
3. Disable or restrict the use of Windows Installer
4. USB Cop (any suggestion freeware but effective)
5. Microsoft Security Essentials
6. Back up every 2nd week.... full patch ng games and softwares...

or any other suggstion thanks

A:Setting Up Group Policy


Check this out
There is actually a nice powertool that does it but this may help you as well.

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We are updating our IE settings via GPO from IEM to the newer IE templates, during testing we have encountered the following issue.

Windows 7 OS: IMDB does not play trailers, only shows as buffering. You tube plays videos.
Windows 8 and 8.1: IMDB does not play trailers, only shows as buffering. Same for you tube.

Which settings do I need to enable/ fix?
using dev tool in IE 11 for IMDB I get error SEC7111... So far the dev tool troubleshooting in this lead me to the links below any thoughts as to the GPO settings that could cause this/ provide the fix?

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I'm an idiot when it comes to networking but was asked to setup 2 servers for a local Christian Academy. I have the two servers set up and now I need to set policy for the users but don't have a clue as where to begin.

What I have are three groups I need to set up, Staff, Teachers and students.

Basically we need to set the staff and teachers so they can do things like download programs but not install them and access files for their own groups. Students we need to block access to certain sites, block downloading, installing, cookies, changing backgrounds, homepage and such.

Can anyone help with this. I have searched the web and not having very good comprehensive skills am having a really hard time understanding how to do this.

Thank you and have a great day

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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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What is the best way to restrict the proxy settings in Microsoft Edge?I need the proxy settings greyed out and not allow users to edit the settings.

I know Edge uses IE11 proxy settings but Edge has a different menu view. I am able to block IE11 with the following registry entries in Group policy but doesnt seem to work correctly in edge.

Explorer\Control Panel]
"Proxy" dword:00000001

Connections dword:00000001

Also I created an Item level target with a security group to allow admins to update the proxy settings.

Thanks in advance!


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I am trying to set a wallpaper with a group policy but I can't seem to get it to work without enabling active desktop. When I do enable active desktop the wallpaper loads behind a webpage which sits as the desktop background. Please help how do I set a wallpaper through active directory without having to use active desktop..

A:Setting a wallpaper with Group Policy

Exactly the same thing here.

I cannot have that webpage on the desktop...

I found some information about making a registry entry for it, but I don't know how to apply a registry entry via GPO.

If it is possible I think this code will work fine.

*This defines the path and style (0-center 1-tile 2-stretch) of the Active Desktop wallpaper and prevents users from changing the image or its presentation
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\System]

*This defines the path and style of the normal desktop wallpaper.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop]

*This turns off Active Desktop however the restrictions still apply to the normal desktop.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Policies\Explorer]
If I knew how to make THAT active on the local machines via GPO everything would be fine...


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.how can i make an batch file for especial prompt -(or change setting in registry)- in group policy !
for example : i want change a policy file in this root:/   Computer Configuration\Windows setting\security setting\advanced audit policy\system audit policies/   for example enable
success and failure in check box in IPsec Driver group policy file!
 how can i  define this setting to batch file ?

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we would like to have the background image on all our Windows 7 32/64Bit machines rotating. The theme has been created and copied to all computers.
Unfortunately, the GPO setting "Load a specific theme" applies for first logons to a workstation only, not to users who have an existing profile.
How can we set all users/workstations to use the new theme as default automatically? This would be for some hundreds of workstations and woud need to be seemsless for the users. 

Any help is highly appreciated!

Best regards

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I am trying to configure Remote Desktop in Windows 7 RTM using SSL/TLS authentication and encryption, with a custom certificate (not the default self-signed certificate) and private key. I installed a specific certificate and private key into the Local Computer store under Remote Desktop > Certificates. However, I do not see any way to tell Remote Desktop/Terminal Services to use that cert and key. How do I select that specific cert and key?I tried to connect to the Windows 7 machine from Windows XP running the Remote Desktop Connection Client (mstsc.exe) 6.0. It continues to report the self-signed certificate when connecting, not the custom cert. I tried removing the self-signed certificate and restarting, but the self-signed certificate gets regenerated (new issued time, and new SHA-1 fingerprint).tsconfig.msc is missing: a post on the MS blogs suggests that it is only available in the Server editions of Windows.In gpedit.msc (Group Policy), I found Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote Desktop Session Host > Security, but I do not know what to put in for "Server Authentication Certificate Template", or if that is even the right setting to manipulate. I just want to specify the specific certificate and private key, such as by SHA-1 fingerprint, or by selecting from a drop-down list. Is this possible?

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I am about to deploy Windows 8.1 in our environment.  I am unable to create a Group Policy Preference to manage Internet Explorer 11 however as it is missing from the Group Policy Management Console (only IE 5 thru 10 settings are available).
The server I am managing Group Policy from is Windows 2012 R2 and is therefore running IE11.  I have copied the Group Policy definitions from c:\windows\policydefinitions to our Central Policy Definitions cache which has enabled managment of Win 8.1
but has not extended the GPMC to manage IE11.

How do I add  this option to the GPMC?

A:Managing Internet Explorer 11 setting in Group Policy Preferences

Not a perfect answer, but here you go: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2898604.

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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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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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We have a lot of group policy settings enabled in this environment. We have an extremely strange issue where it is not allowing us to download content (in this case a .rdp file) over Https but will work over http. It does not say that it is not allowed but
instead of asking if we want to open the file its asking us to save the file which is not permitted. If we disable the GPO it will allow us to hit the open button.
Does anyone know which policy might be causing this?

A:Group policy setting blocking downloads from https even on trusted sites

We were able to figure it out!
the GPO was under:
User Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\ Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel\Security Pages\Advanced Page\Do not save encrypted pages to disk.
Users are not allowed to save files to the disk (only temp files for trusted sites) So that GPO was preventing the temp directory save so everything was denied.

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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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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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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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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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Let me set up the scenario:
We have multiple printers, lets call them Printer1, Printer2, Printer3 and Printer4.  All of these have to be deployed to our devices and Printer1 needs to be set as default.
GPP seems like it should do the trick, so I configure the above four printers, ensuring that Printer1 is set as default in the settings.
Upon logging in by a test user, i see that all four printers have correctly mapped, but a random one is set as default seemingly ignoring the tick box directing otherwise.
I know that if I run a gpupdate, the printers will sort themselves out and Printer1 will be the default.  I also know that logging off and back on will have the same effect.  But as these users will not necessarily be logging into the same device
each time, I would prefer a scenario whereby the right printer is mapped at first logon.
So my questions are as follows:

Is there a configuration of GPP Printers that would allow this to happen at first logon?Can i get gpupdate to run silently via a scheduled task?Can No.2 be done simply without need for additional script files/software installs?

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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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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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Hello, I'm sure this question has been asked before but I have not been able to find a solution. I have windows 7 clients for the public and their trying to get their group policy through a Server 2003 r2. I create a central store on the Server and my Windows 7 computer says it's reading the central store. I installed RSAT and Group Policy Management on the Windows 7 client but my policies don't seem to be taking affect. I would appreciate any suggestions as to why this would be happening. thank you.

A:Windows 7 Server 2003 r2 group policy

Make sure your Win7 computers are joined to the domain, and that they are not in the "Computers" OU. You can try forcing an update by running "gpupdate /force" from a Win7 client.

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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 created a group policy to map a drive from my server to my users. I created a .bat file that works when I run it under my user. I then created the Group policy and linked it to the desired OU. It shows up during a gpresult but does not map the drive. I think I need to verify where to put the .bat file or what I need to do so that its run when users log on??

A:Solved: Server 2K3 Group Policy Question

Had the wrong drive written into the script!!! Log files pointed this out. Works now that its pointed to where the file resides.

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One of my relatives recently got a computer with vista on it. Recently we changed the account to an admistrator. Since then, everytime we try to login, we get an error:
The Group Policy Client server failed the login.
after clicking <OK>
it logs off, bringing you back to the user accounts.

because its the only account, we cant get past this point.
anyone have any advice?

Safe mode does not work, as far as i know...
what should i do?

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This white paper discusses the likely sources for problems with Group Policy application and administration, and suggests ways to identify the source of problems you might encounter. It also summarizes many of the tools (such as Group Policy Management Console and GPupdate.exe), log files, and other resources that you can use to troubleshoot problems with Group Policy. This white paper does not provide detailed information about Group Policy or its supporting technologies, but does refer you to sources for that information.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

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Inherited my work computer after company went under. Win 7 Pro 64 bit in a Dell 7010. Problems that I now have with it at home:

1. Group Policy is forcing the control alt delete at log in along with a lot of password restrictions I would like to change. Tried changing it with the GP editor but IT manager has the security folders in the group policy locked. I can read but not change the parameters. Tried "reset to defaults" batch file, but it failed as it was unable to "contact to the network". Is there a file where the group policy configuration is saved that I can just delete, or some other way to get rid of it?

2. System used to boot in 30 seconds at work. Taking over 2 minutes now. I believe its looking for the old network server. I know that it was looking for a few of the other drives on that server. I changed their status to "disconnected" in the drive list and shaved 40 seconds off the boot time. But I think it's still looking for the server itself and taking forever before it times out and gives up.

I am using the login that I used at work> If I delete that, will the computer boot as if it had never been started before and offer me the chance to create a new one login? I tried creating a new user ID ( I have admin privileges) while signed on, but it wouldn't allow me to save it, again because I was not connected to the network. I am thinking this might solve both problems, but want to be sure that deleting the... Read more

A:How to delete Group Policy and stop server search

Read this tutorial by Brink and see if it is what you are looking for.

Local Group Policy - Reset to Default

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I also have had norton try to help download a the 360 version and after they took over my desk top I started having the logon problem as the admin. As I was looking through all the problems users have encountered with this I ran across a entry where some had found a free download that would fix the problems, but as luck would have it, before I could write it down my access failed and now I can not find it again. Does any one have that Link?

A:Group policy client server failed logon

Originally Posted by chuckcharrod

I also have had norton try to help download a the 360 version and after they took over my desk top I started having the logon problem as the admin. As I was looking through all the problems users have encountered with this I ran across a entry where some had found a free download that would fix the problems, but as luck would have it, before I could write it down my access failed and now I can not find it again. Does any one have that Link?

Am not able to get u. Is this is happening on clients of your domain. what is the exact error message, at which instant you are getting this..

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I would like to be able to set the homepage for everyone in my business using group policy. However I am having trouble locating the correct group policy to do so. Would anyone be able to assist me in this matter ?

Thanks for your help.

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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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Hi Guys,

Does anyone know anything about this error message I keep getting when I try to run the Group Policy Results Wizard in Windows Server 2003 ? It says "The RPC Server Is Unavailable"

I not quite sure what an RPC Server is but I can confirm that there is nothing wrong with the DNS and that I have switched off Windows Firewall on the Server.

Any ideas ? The reason I need to run this wizard is because there is a Policy that is not taking effect and I think that running the wizard could help me find out why.

Thanks again.

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This white paper discusses the likely sources for problems with Group Policy application and administration, and suggests ways to identify the source of problems you might encounter. It also summarizes many of the tools (such as Group Policy Management Console and GPupdate.exe), log files, and other resources that you can use to troubleshoot problems with Group Policy. This white paper does not provide detailed information about Group Policy or its supporting technologies, but does refer you to sources for that information.

System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows Server 2003

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Hi -
I am interested in knowing how to check on my 2003 Server what usernames are blocked from downloading. Many of the clients seemed to have downloaded Google Talk and also Spotify. I was wondering if I can check -where it is located and how to enforce this policy. (or create it if it isn't in effect correctly)

A:Windows Server 2003 Group Policy Block Downloading

Unless your 2003 Server is acting as a proxy, I don't see how it can stop users from downloading content if they have domain rights to install programs onto their computers. The only way I can see controlling this activity via domain rights is if you restrict their ability to install programs onto their computers

The other way to control unwanted network activity is to employ a proper firewall/proxy which can block said protocols.

Finally, since this is most likely a business network we're dealing with here, do you have an acceptable use policy? If you don't, you need to put one in place first. You'll be surprised how many of these issues are mostly remedied when what is acceptable on corporate networks are spelled out and what the consequences of not following the rules are. People many times behave differently when their jobs can be on the line if they knowingly break the rules.

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Looking for some help on this. I have 30 workstations all running Windows 2000 Pro. What I would like to do is to use the Active Directory to assign the computers in the domain the Office 2000 SP2. The problem is you have to have an .MSI to use when you are assigning. The only Office service pack I can find is the one for stand alone workstations. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,

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Hoping someone can help me!

All of a sudden I am unable to access my computer desktop due to the above error message.

I have an acer laptop which came pre installed with windows vista basic so I have no disc... It is a home computer so the only logon we use is the profile named 'aver valued customer' which doesn't require a password.

I can get as far as this icon but everytime I click it I get the above message. I have tried running in safe mode and have also tried system restore but keep getting back to this initial logon screen which doesn't work.

Can anyone please help??

A:Group policy server failed logon. Access is denied.

Welcome to the forum. when you get to the login page is there any option to login as another user often just an arrow next to the name or switch user it seems it thinks its on a domain and your trying to login to a domain that you dont have. Can you get to safe mode with a cmd prompt?

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I have a Windows Server 2000 SP4, and 3 XP PRO machines.

I have manged to set up usernames etc in active directory, but when it comes to group policy, and deploying it on XP, where by i click on the domain controller in active directory users, and add a group policy.

Say in group policy, i wanted to set the Homepage for internet explorer as http://google.co.uk - for example, this wouldn't take effect on a Windows XP machine logged in as the domain member. It is as if the whole group policy feature doesn't work.

Cheers. Jon

A:Group policy management using Server 2000 and XP Pro - wont work

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Has anyone successfully got any Group Policy Preferences working, specifically Drive Maps? I think it applied my Local Users & Groups and my Folder Options preferences, but it definitely did not map my network drive. According to RSoP, there aren't even any "Preferences," but in GPMC (from RSAT), it shows the preferences were successfully applied.

I checked to ensure I had KB943729 installed for Vista X64, and it shows up in Installed Updates. I am lost, so if anyone has this working, please let me know.

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I am having a problem when trying to use a mandatory profile with new user accounts that I have created in active directory. I set up a model profile on a client machine then moved it over to the server to apply to the user accounts. However everytime I apply the profile it seems to ignore all of the group policy settings, except with the account I have created it with. I do have another OU in the Active Directory setup in this way where many users share the same mandatory profile but I have never had any problems with group policy setting with that OU.
I have only been managing this network (or any network for that matter) for a few months now so it could be some rookie mistake, so don't be hesitent to mention the obvious. Please help. Thanks

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Hi Team,

how to hide /restrict additions applications as per below pic from windows 8.1 using group policy :DC server win2k8 r2.

Infra info: we are using dfs shorcut and users having limited access . users will get startup folder and  can use only folder which given in startup folders. he can not use run, cmd , drive right click ...more. but same scenarion is fine with windows 7
machine . 

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