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Printer deployment via group policy/Windows update issue

Q: Printer deployment via group policy/Windows update issue

Not really sure where to post this question so if there's a better forum just let me know.
We bought a new HP Color LaserJet Pro M452dn printer and I set it up today. Installed it on my printer server and set it to deploy using group policy. Seems to be working fine on our Windows 7 desktops but I have a Windows 8.1 workstation and
it isn't deploying.
Since it is the day after patch Tuesday I decided to run Windows Updates and interestingly enough the printer shows up as an Important Update. Ok, so I tell it to install but it fails with an error code of 80070490.
Searched for help with that error found a few suggestions, running sfc and dism, but so far none of that has helped. I also tried deleting the port thinking since I had used it in the past it may need to recreate it, didn't help.
So I'm stumped, I've rebooted the computer dozens of times, even turned it off for a while, no help. I even manually installed the printer to see if having the drivers pre-loaded would help but it didn't.
Any suggestions? Anyone run into this issue before?
Thanks in advance,

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Preferred Solution: Printer deployment via group policy/Windows update issue

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It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)



I am trying to figureout how to force an application to reinstall on a single user system. A user unistalled a piece of software that was deployed to the machine by group policy to the machine...not the user. Since it is not in add/remove programs as a pull I want to figure out in the registry where group policy looks to see if something has been deployed. I figure if I can find and remove that the app should come back down at the next reboot.

I can not use the redeploy app option in Group Policy because that will redeploy to every user.


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I setup a HP Desktop 550-111a last weekend 28/11/15 with windows 10
Setup restore point, and installed various programs WLM and Openoffice

On the Monday , had a call - the PC reported a "Windows could not connect to the Group Policy Client service. This problem prevents standard users from logging on to the system." message
I remotely looked at a couple of things and decided a restore maybe in order or repair
So Advised to Hold the Shift Key and Restart

As the PC shut down - it mentioned Updating
and so when the trouble shooting screen eventuality appeared - I decided just to continue to windows
And the PC worked fine
and has been used every day - upto yesterday , when he got the same error message and symptoms

So i decided to do the same restart Shift Key & Restart
Then Continue
The PC restarted fine, no error message - so the Shift Key + restart , fixes something/
I decided to look into the issue a bit further
As updating had been mentioned last week, i thought I would start there
Indeed Windows update had failed
and I noticed that the Windows defender had two entries for the 30th and also for yesterday.
The Update also had a button for a retry
Which I did - and then the 10586 upgrade started to install

I have allowed this to run and install - so all the issues maybe solved
I had to enable restore - as this appears to be off by default !!!!!!
and also re-associate OpenOffice with MSfiles, as they went back to Office... Read more

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Hi,I was wondering how to enable File and Printer sharing on Windows 7 Through Group Policy. I have enabled the policy called: Allow inbound file and printer sharing exception.But when I go to advanced sharing settings, it's still turned off.Windows Server 2003 AD Domain, and I'm using the Group Policy Manager from my Windows 7 machine to edit the policy. Any ideas?

A:File and Printer sharing on Windows 7 Through Group Policy

Based on my knowledge, there is no Group Policy setting for enabling and disabling File and Printer sharing. To do this, you may need to write a script and you can go to our Scripting Forum for help.
In addition, I would like to share the following with you:
Enable or Disable File Sharing for a User or Group by Using Group Policy
Network and Sharing Center Group Policy Settings
Hope this helps. Thanks. Nicholas Li - MSFT

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Using IEAK 11 I created an MSI which should config IE 11 on win 7 computers.  I created a Software Installation under USER CONFIG\POLICIES\SOFTWARE SETTINGS (points to \\server\scripts\ie11-setup.msi".
I've confirmed the user can access the MSI as I've tried to install it manually by browsing to the UNC path and executing the MSI.  Needed admin privileges to run it this way. However when logging in as the user on other systems, based on the log file,
it appears it tries to install the MSI, but it doesn't.  HEre is the log:

=== Verbose logging started: 9/11/2015  16:19:13  Build type: SHIP UNICODE 5.00.7601.00  Calling process: C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe ===
MSI (c) (48:EC) [16:19:13:743]: User policy value 'DisableRollback' is 0
MSI (c) (48:EC) [16:19:13:743]: Machine policy value 'DisableRollback' is 0
MSI (c) (48:EC) [16:19:13:749]: Note: 1: 1402 2: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Rollback\Scripts 3: 2

MSI (c) (48:EC) [16:19:13:750]: Executing op: Header(Signature=1397708873,Version=500,Timestamp=1194033724,LangId=1033,Platform=0,ScriptType=3,ScriptMajorVersion=21,ScriptMinorVersion=4,ScriptAttributes=0)
MSI (c) (48:EC) [16:19:13:750]: Executing op: ProductInfo(ProductKey={BE44006E-D2EA-42E2-98CA-D6F1EADB0F8A},ProductName=Internet Explorer 11,PackageName=IE11-Setup-Branding.msi,Language=1033,Version=184549376,Assignment=1,ObsoleteArg=0,,,PackageCode={BE44006E-D2EA-42E2-98CA-D... Read more

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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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Hello, this is my first post on these forums. Whenever I check Windows Update, I get a message that says "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because updates on this computer are controlled by your system administrator". However, i'm not on a network. This is my personal laptop, and I'm the only one who has an account on it, other than the Guest account. I have also activated the "real" administrator account that Microsoft has hidden, via the command prompt with the "net user administrator /active:yes" command. So basically, I'm the administrator. Under Windows Update it also says "Some settings are managed by your system administrator. More information". When i click on it it says that the cause may be due to changes to Group Policy. I do remember fooling around with Group Policy awhile back changing settings and such, but this was long ago and it never gave me any problems. This problem first occurred 2 days ago, whereas before that it updated just fine. So i went back into GP and changed any settings that appeared to be related to updating, but to no avail. In the past 2 days the Run command suddenly disapeared from my Start menu, the Task Manager option was no longer available when pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del, and I received a permissions error when attempting to type c:/ or any other drive letter in a Windows Explorer window. But by editing GP once again these other problems have been resolved, with the exception of Window... Read more

A:Trouble with Windows Update/Group Policy

Quote: Originally Posted by Enigma

Hello, this is my first post on these forums. Whenever I check Windows Update, I get a message that says "Windows Update cannot currently check for updates, because updates on this computer are controlled by your system administrator". However, i'm not on a network. This is my personal laptop, and I'm the only one who has an account on it, other than the Guest account. I have also activated the "real" administrator account that Microsoft has hidden, via the command prompt with the "net user administrator /active:yes" command. So basically, I'm the administrator. Under Windows Update it also says "Some settings are managed by your system administrator. More information". When i click on it it says that the cause may be due to changes to Group Policy. I do remember fooling around with Group Policy awhile back changing settings and such, but this was long ago and it never gave me any problems. This problem first occurred 2 days ago, whereas before that it updated just fine. So i went back into GP and changed any settings that appeared to be related to updating, but to no avail. In the past 2 days the Run command suddenly disapeared from my Start menu, the Task Manager option was no longer available when pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del, and I received a permissions error when attempting to type c:/ or any other drive letter in a Windows Explorer window. But by editing GP once aga... Read more

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Dear all I have windows 10 pro and I have edited the group policy for windows update and has set it to notify me to download.
My problem is that after a few days windows automatically download updates and install them though I had set it to notify to download. It seems that the settings are not permanent and windows resets the group policy settings.
How can i make the settings permanent?

A:Windows 10 group policy update settings changes automatically


I have done the same GP change also, one thing I ran across prior to upgrade was to be sure to manually hit the "check for updates" then look under advanced settings and it should say "Notify to download" on that screen, after changing the GP settings to # 2.

Also be sure to do a full re-boot (shut down - startup) unless you have fast startup disabled.

Note: I have just upgraded 1-15 so still waiting for an update, but I am interested if there are additional settings required.


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My university requires all student laptops to run a little application that makes some changes in the registry to allow access to the campus' network.

After running the application, I noticed that it also made changes to group policy settings for Windows Update. I can no longer choose how I want Windows Update to work, since it has automatically selected the recommended setting and has greyed out the rest. Right at the top it tells me that these settings are managed by my system administrator, which is supposed to be me.

My question is how do I go about editing group policy for Windows Update using RegEdit? I would like to restore my access to the update settings.

A:editing home premium group policy (for windows update)

To access the Group Policy management open "Run..." (Start+R) and type "gpedit.msc". That gives you the Group Policy management.

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Windows Defender in Windows 7 OS
Error Code 0x800704ec
Won't allow me to open it due to a group policy is apply by the administrator which I check don't exist
I try every kind of Antivirus programs and spyware, malware security removal program and I also try to fix the group policy which it don't exist.
I'm RogerRogerC

A:Windows 7 Defender won't open because a group policy issue and error code is 0x800704ec

Please try the suggestions from the link below to check whether Windows Defender can be started.
Error message trying to start Windows

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fresh install of windows 7 home premium 64bit

every time I start up I
get the same issue of "Failed to connect windows service ...... Group policy

I did some research about checking the key strings in regedit,
but there is nothing in my registry about it..

any idea how I can
disable the popup, or remove it so I don't get the same issue every time?

I know its a windows 7 issue, but any help would work


A:Windows issue... windows error group policy client

Hi 403,
your in the 8 forum pop over to 7 forums,
however on my other laptop running x64HP, the settings in screenshot 1 are identical to mine, screenshot 2 reads
1 value not set 2 0x00002000 (8192) 3 0x00000001 (1),
and are you running as a guest error message states as an administrator.....


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I am wanting to disable the ability to turn off wireless networking in our Windows 8.1 Update clients using Group Policy. We are a school that runs classroom management software enabling the teachers to view what the students have on their screens.
Students just switch off their wireless to avoid detection. I have searched the Group Policy listings and can't find anything.

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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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when i am trying to remove the printer deployed with group policy i am getting the message bellow. i also try by removing deployment from print management on domain server still i am getting the same results. 
"this operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on computer. please contact you system administrator.
but i am a system administrator.


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Hello Guys,
I have created an GPO for 802.1x in  windows server 2012 and uncheck to
verify the servers identity by validating the certificate.
GPO is successfully pushed to clients, when i checked the option in client side the verify the servers identity by validating the certificate.   option was checked. i dont know why i uncheck
this in GPO but in client it is checked.

Could you guys please help. 

below two pictures are for your information 

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Since the last update, my GPE is ignoring my Control Panel preferences to not show about half of the standard CP icons. I removed all the ignores, and added a few to ignore back after a boot, but only about half were removed from the CP.

I did install KB2823324, but removed it later in the day. I didn't seem to cause any issues, but maybe this is one.

It's really not a big deal to have all the icons show if this is not repairable, but I'm a bit a*al about my rig.

Anyone else with this issue? Any thoughts on repair?

Thanks in advance;


A:Group Policy Issue

This advice help perhaps?

Restore Missing/Hidden Items in Windows 7 or Vista Control Panel

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I really need this enabled on all of the computers on my network. Unfortunately they weren't enabled durring the initial setup process and now they are spread out across 5 branches in three cities, and I really don't want to have to remote to each one and enable it manually.

I couldnt figure out a group policy setting that would enable this specific check box, I enabled the firewall rule that allows it to work once this box is checked, however. I've also been trying for several hours to find a registry value I can enable this with or something. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

A:Enable File and Printer Sharing via Group Policy or Registry

Did you try a Registry snapshot utility? Something like RegShot may be able to tell you the key that's changed when you enable F & P sharing. There must be some remote registry setting tool?

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In our infra group policy is not getting update.....but if we re-join the domain then group policy getting updated

what will be the issue
Please mail on [email protected]
Prashant Raut

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Hi guys,

I have a windows 7 machine here with the above issue.

My search for resolutions has bought me to the forum. I am starting a new topic as it seems the help for this topic previously has been user/machine specific.

Please let me know what I need to do and I will report back.

Many thanks to all! :)

A:AVG 'blocked due to group policy' issue

Hello and welcome to TSF.

Please note that more than one round may be needed to properly eradicate malware. In co-operation with the cleaning process, please: do not uninstall/install any programs unless asked to do so, to make it easier on us as it is more difficult when files/programs are appearing in/disappearing from the logs;
do not run any tools or scans other than those requested;
follow all instructions in the order they are presented;
if you have problems with or do not understand the instructions, ask before continuing;
stay with this thread until given the All Clear, as absence of symptoms does not always mean the machine is clean;
do not attach any logs/reports, etc.. unless specifically requested to do so.
All logs/reports, etc.. must be posted in Notepad making sure the word wrap is unchecked. (In notepad click format, uncheck word wrap if it is checked.)
Also note that the forum is very busy and if I don't hear from you within three days this thread will be closed.

Please download the Farbar Recovery Scan Tool, compatible with your system, from the links below:
Downloading Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (for 32bit systems)
Downloading Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (for 64bit systems)

Note: Wait for the direct download to begin, do not click on anything else on the page.

save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatible with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of the... Read more

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Hi - I've got what sounds like the same or a very similar problem. I've run every networking setup I can find, but still only get one-way networking. That is my Desktop (HP Pavilion w/ Win/XP Home) can see, view, and move files to and from my wife's Laptop (Toshiba Satellite w/ Win/XP Home also), but the Laptop cannot do the same. Pings using either the IP Address or the ComputerName work fine with instant response. Doing the \\IPAddress works from Desktop to Laptop, but not the other way around. Error message is:
\\Computer_name (or \\IPAddress) is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator ...
Logon failure: the user has not been granted the requested logon type at this computer.
For what it's worth, both PCs receive the wireless signal very well - my Hi-speed internet (satellite - we're 'way out in the boonies!) modem is connected to the wireless hub/router and it works very well.
Also, attempting to work the Windows Firewall results in a message about "... settings are managed by Group Policy ...", but I can't find any way to edit/manage the Group Policy - in fact I found some info that said that XP doesn't use Group Policy!

A:Solved: Group Policy Issue

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Ok not sure where to post this but im sure i will be told if its in the wrong place.

i have around 15 out of 36 vista biz 32bit computers that will not update group policy's for the user that works on that computer. i have done gpupdate with /force and /sync and everything else that you can add to it. but still nothing happens.

but if i log the user's account into another computer everything is updated like it should be. but when i log them back into their own computer it goes back to the old policy. I have tried everything I konw to fix this hope you guys can help.

a litte more info for you guys is the problem computers are still looking for an old server to redirect files to. even tho the new policy has it pointing to the new server. we have even removed the redirect to see if that would help but it doesn't they still look for the old server and lock up every few mins looking for those files.

A:can't get Group Policy to update for user

Hi Cliffmarcum,

Welcome to Vista Forums!

I'm not certain how you are deploying the GPO's, but the following article may help with procedures, guidelines, hints, troubleshooting tips, and so forth: Deploying Group Policy Using Windows Vista.

On a computer that isn't working, go to Start / All Programs / Accessories / right click on Command prompt and click on Run as Administrator. Type gpresult /v and enter. This should provide a great deal of information about how GP is affecting that machine (and possibly why it is not affecting that machine). Now login as that user on a computer that is working and do exactly the same thing. Compare the two results. I'd be willing to bet SOMETHING is different that's causing the problem.

The Event Viewer has a wealth of information regarding Group Policy. Unfortunately, it requires you to look at all of the different log files to find entries for Group Policy. There you'll find entries related to policy application, policy replication, and policy refresh, all of which can be useful when trying to track down a problem. There is not always a lot of information on specific Group Policy errors in the event logs, but remember that you can always search TechNet if you find errors you can't identify (or post them here and we'll see if we can help). The following article may help here: Troubleshooting Group Policy Using Event Logs.

(From: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/m...eshooting.aspx - which may contain additional helpful informat... Read more

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Dell Inspiron 3000
Windows 10 Home
64 bit Operating Sysytem, x-64 based processor


(Error message on boot -)
Failed to connect to a Windows service
Windows couldn't connect to the Group
Policy Client service. This problem
prevents standard users from signing in.
As an administrative user, you can review


This laptop is about 1 year old, so is probably in warranty,
but frankly i cannot afford shipping costs for repair.
About 3 months ago, it seemed to manifest a blue-screen-of-death
so i took it to professionals who did a clean re-install.
Recently, on boot, it sometimes displays the Group Policy Client service
- error message.
The system then displays various instances of dysfunction.

I have had a look around google, and discovered a webpage which
seems close to a solution by some changes in the registry ....

which includes a youtube video which would be quite simple to implement,
but i notice some slight differences between my registry entires and the videos ...
I think it is wise to get some advice, prior to making changes in the registry.
Can you possible assist me with that?

Much obliged


A:Group Policy Client service Issue

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Hi all,
So I just got a work-issued computer and of course it's using 8.1 (instead of 10) and of course any of the good parts are disabled. After I de-crapified it (removing Classic Shell and restoring the start screen), I realized my OneDrive is not working, at all. Also, downloading the installation file from Microsoft's site also fails -- the installation won't go through.

Through my own sniffing, I figure out the issue is that Microsoft accounts are blocked on our system, so you can never have a domain account that's also connected to a microsoft account. As such, OneDrive doesn't even show up. I tried to get this setting changed in group policy, to no avail. That's organization's for you.

Because I can't authenticate the microsoft account, I can't even use the Windows 8 app because the login fails. Our IT guy suggested OneDrive for Business, but I need to access files on personal and work devices, so OneDrive for business is out. He also suggested a mapped drive, but to my understanding my personal computer would need to be on and connected to the same network, so that's out as well.

So my question is: how in the world do I get my OneDrive files on a company-owned PC, for syncing and use? I'm thinking some sort of third-party app might exist, or even an older version of the OneDrive sync client could work, if that's still available. The main requirement is that it be totally decoupled from Windows 8's Microsoft account integration, because that is totally locked d... Read more

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I have a few PC that are locked with Group Policy. The Group Policy disable all the function in the PC including command prompt. Is there anyway to shutdown these PC without turn off the power button?

I have tried shutting down "Shutdown -s -f -t 1.bat" but the command prompt does not allow these command to run. Can anyone help me?

I also want to ask about Window XP group policy. I have to tasked to redo the group policy for the above PC. I want to know is there anyway I can create a group policy which enable password prompt shutdown?

Can anyone advice me on what to do?


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today 5 optional updates and 1 important update installed and on restarting i got a screen saying group policy prevents you logging in OK button was there.
by the time i got my mobile to get a photograph of the message it went back to screen saver . again i tried to login it went alright . what could have prevented from logging in?
following updates installed today . while restarting it got stuck at 67% updating for 25 minutes and then it went to login. it can come back to haunt me to prevent login to my windows 8. need some help to find what went wrong

A:Group policy prevents you login after update

Hi roodap :)

This error should be logged in the Event Viewer, under Windows logs, Applications. You can find the Event Viewer by right-clicking on Computer and selecting Manage. From there, look for an error that is related to NETLOGON or Group Policy Object.

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Hi guys/girls

Users Laptop will not update through Windows XP. Group Policy is updating everything else okay, however the Windows Desktop Wallpaper is not updating, giving her the old wallpaper. Even running gpupdate /force doesn't update her wallpaper.
just to complicate matters, she is a remote worker, and logs in via VPN. When the VPN has logged in successfully, Kixtart script runs and downloads updates, this works for all users except her Laptop, I have been informed that the only way to fix this is to rebuild the machine from scratch, but I feel this is a bit drastic.

Any help is good



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I need help getting rid of group policy, it wont let me update anything or download anything on my computer and I need to update things in order to use adobe and I have tried to look on youtube but nothing seems to work!!! help please

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Hi there,

I was wondering whether anyone can tell as to why Group Policy package deployments don't always apply as expected on all computers i.e. on next boot even after performing a gpupdate /force and/or gpupdate /boot, a restart and/or a warm or cold boot. Also I
was wondering whether anyone else has had these issues and to share their experiences of how they troubleshooted this issue. Your help would be much appreciated.

Kind regards,

P.S. I was advised by a forum user off the Microsoft Community forum to post my query here.

A:Issue with deploying Group Policy packages on boot

Case closed, sorted issue.

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This is not my pc, I am helping someone out with this problem. Win7 Home Premium V6.1 (Build 7601 SP1)
It started when she checked her bitdefender from the taskbar, noticed it disappeared and had not been running. Went to start BitDefender and found it had been disabled, and effort to re-enable result in error message saying Bitdefender is blocked by group policy. She gets on the phone with tech support which offers a free upgrade to the newest 2013 version, but the error comes up again when attempting to uninstall during the new install process. Control panel uninstall gives the same error. I notice sandboxie default browser and control panel do not start and give same error. Malware bytes Pro finds nothing, housecall finds nothing, hitman pro finds nothing.
I am not sure where to even begin, this is a personal PC with no Group Policy, gpedit.msc does not exist as it's not even offered in this version of windows....what to do???

A:Bitdefender blocked by group policy, cannot uninstall or update.

Hey soulhar, and welcome.
Chances are very good that it's some sort of malware, and a particularly nasty one that can block programs accessed.
A quick question: How was she able to attempt a control panel uninstall if she could not access control panel to begin with?
But more importantly: Can she access any internet browser, or are they all blocked?
If she can access the browser, let's start with this preliminary scan:
Download Security Check from here or here and make sure you either save it to the Desktop or a folder you can easily remember.
Double click SecurityCheck.exe, and follow the directions in the black box.
At the end of the scan, a Notepad document named checkup.txt should appear.  Copy and paste all of the contents here as-is (or save the file into a non-temporary folder, such as your Documents folder)
NOTE: If your security application requests permission for DIG.EXE to access the internet, give it permission to do so.
Do not take any other action based on the log, since it does give false positives.  Wait for further assistance.
If, for whatever reason, SecurityCheck is blocked, tell us.

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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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This site is just a treasure chest of info!

I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem. I have a Win7 Home Premium 32bit netbook and a Vista Home Premium 64bit laptop on a wireless network. I'm able to share files, folders, and a printer with no problem, but I can't seem to share the DVD drive on the laptop. I want to be able to install software on the Win7 netbook using the Vista laptop's DVD drive over the network. The DVD drive is shared and given full control permission. It shows up on the Win7 netbook, but when I try to access it, it says Windows cannot access (drive name). You do not have permission to access (drive name). Contact your network administrator to request access.

After browsing the net for a solution, I think an entry in the Vista registry is restricting access to the drive through a group policy. I saw on another forum where changing the Default value to 0 may correct this issue. I also changed the ValueType value to 0. Neither worked for me. Then I noticed that DisplayName value, @wsecedit.dll,-59098. (See picture) I researched and found out that it had something to do with a Group Policy restriction. Since there is no Group Policy Editor for Vista Home Premium, could I simply delete that entry? How else could I change or edit that? (I saw on this forum where someone is working on Group Policy Editor for all versions of Vista). Any help or advice would be greatly apprectiated.


A:Share DVD drive on wireless network (Group Policy issue?)

Hi dtgVA,

I am looking into this right now. Vista Home Premium does not have gpedit.msc (and don't use my hack yet, as there is a serious bug in it), however all the controls are still in the registry. All gpedit.msc does is neatly bring all these registry entries together into one neat program. All these settings still work, and Microsoft has kindly provided a spreadsheet with all the registry eqivalents. Therefore, deleting any registry entries, even to do with gpedit.msc which does not exist on Home Premium, will bring you no end of trouble! Do not just delete the registry entry!

Be warned that some CD/DVD drives will not share over a network. There is nothing you can do about this except update drivers and try again. No CD/DVD drive will allow you to burn CD/DVDs over a network.

I will come back to you in a few minutes with a proper answer.


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Running Win7x64 SP1 Pro
Just upgraded to IE11 from IE9
The browser seems to be working OK, but

When I open the Group Policy Editor it says:
Encountered an error while parsing.

Resource $(string.Advanced_EnableSSLFallback)
referenced in attribute displayName could not be found.

File C:\windows\PolicyDefinition\inetres.admx, line795, column 308.

And there is no longer any settings for Internet Explorer under the User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components as there were with IE9.

A search says something about two files inetres.admx and inetres.adml .

Anybody have a solution to this problem?

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Hi and thanks for any help, hope this is in the right spot.

1. Pop stating a service failed to start. Happens every boot up.
2. Event ID's 7000 and 7009 each time.
3. XBox lost connection as extender and will not reconnect (I do understand this completley so the setup side is not an issue)
4. Group Policy related which is why I posted here misguided or not.
5. The group polcy service can not be started manually everything is grayed out.
6. Enabling the servce in prompt results in access deined.

Why I am stupid:
1. I got to playing around with permission in an attempt to run yamm (update video files automatically for media center to display info).
2. This was done in c prompt which I don't normally use.
3. Think I broke something =-(
4. I did not imediatly notice an issue so maybe not or it manifested after a reboot which normally I do only once a week or longer. But since I know some of what I was doing was definitly touching persmissions and policies I should own up to it.

Event ID Details:
1. Event ID: 7000 = "The Group Policy Client service failed to start due to the following error: The service did not respond to the start or control request in a timely fashion."
-Provider[ Name] Service Control Manager[ Guid] {555908d1-a6d7-4695-8e1e-26931d2012f4}[ EventSourceName] Service Control Manager
-EventID7000[ Qualifiers] 49152
Version0Level2Task0Opcode0Keywords0x8080000000000000-TimeCreated[ SystemTime] 2012-11-04T12:29:19.619240300Z
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A:Group Policy Issue: A service failed message and XBOX Won't connect

I hate bumps but I am really lost with this issue. I have tried searching I've done every tip or trick ever mentioned.
Spyware removal steps done.
Did the scr deal from command prompt.
Compared HK values
Made both admin and me (only other user) with all privledge and made my account owner.
Compared Windows features to stock (they are)
Compared the service requirements and ensured they are loaded.
Compared services which should be on automatic start and they are...

Someone *has* to have some ideas...

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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 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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In the last few weeks I have noticed that around 30 of our 400 machines have got stuck applying Group Policy. The DISK drive light is hard on. If the machines are rebooted they get stuck at the same point after the reboot. If left alone they remain stuck. However, if you restart the machine say the next day they boot up instantly like nothing was ever wrong. I suspect it is doing whether it is doing a full group policy apply or part.

Is there anyone else experiencing such weird behaviour? I keen to find out why the disk is at 100%?

A:Windows 7 Group Policy

When the machines boot up and login, check their event viewer for more detailed error information.

My computer is not part of a domain and I don't have those issues. However, you can set a machine to reboot if group policy fails to apply. Looking at the settings of how group policy deals with failures may help.

Quote: Originally Posted by devlin7

In the last few weeks I have noticed that around 30 of our 400 machines have got stuck applying Group Policy. The DISK drive light is hard on. If the machines are rebooted they get stuck at the same point after the reboot. If left alone they remain stuck. However, if you restart the machine say the next day they boot up instantly like nothing was ever wrong. I suspect it is doing whether it is doing a full group policy apply or part.

Is there anyone else experiencing such weird behaviour? I keen to find out why the disk is at 100%?

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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 have a set of dual-booting (OS X, Win XP) laptops. It works well....except that one OS thinks the hardware clock is UTC and the other thinks it is local time. This is leading to a headache as the machine cannot connect to the network with the wrong time. I cannot rely on ntp since the machine can't get on the network to fix the time if the time is wrong.

I want to fix this by making Windows treat the hardware clock as UTC. I've found some hints that this is possible with registry modification.

I'd really rather do it via group policy. For one thing, that way if it gets set back to hardware=local the normal GP refresh might get it reset before the laptop leaves the network. For another, the less I have to remember when building new images the better.

Is this possible? How/where is the setting in group policy?


A:Group Policy-Change Windows to use UTC?

I don't know of a Group Policy setting other than a logon/logoff script that makes the entry, but this is the relevant registry key:

Name = RealTimeIsUniversal
Type = Reg_DWORD
0 = RTC is Local Time
1 = RTC is UTC

It is very buggy in XP, especially after sleep or hibernation, you need Vista SP2 or Win 7, and even then it takes a certain procedure to get it working:

Let me clarify how this should be used:
1 - Edit the registry to include this option;
2 - Shutdown Windows and start your alternate OS (e.g. MacOS);
3 - Set the time right;
4 - Shutdown your alternate OS and boot Windows;
5 - Sleep and resume from sleep WindowsClick to expand...
I've not tested this myself, just did some Googling.

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After recently trying out the free beta of Windows One Care, I noticed a lag in internet connectivity and performance. I uninstalled the program. I still noticed a difference in connectiions to the internet. After reviewing some settings, I noticed that the windows Firewall was enabled and the off button was greyed out. It said the firewall was configured by group policy (which I never set up, and I am the sole user). I use Zone Alarm firewall and do not need two running. There is another post regarding group policy where the user also has One Care. I was able to resolve the firewall issue through a response to that post by changing group policy. Does anyone know what else One Care changes that does not revert after uninstall? I urge others to avoid this product. Thanks.

XP Pro SP2:

A:Group policy and Windows Firewall

hmmmm .... you could try restoring your system to a date before your installed one care

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I downloaded windows SP2- I received a message to turn on my firewall in control panel -windows firewall- when I tried, a message said this sytem was controlled by Group Policy-- I see what it is- Should i stay with group policy or change to windows firewall and if so How do I change it.--I am getting messages from AOL security to turn of microsoft firewall. I unchecked "No" to sharing files so I can network with my other computers- I only left one checkmark. ( there were only two to begin with)

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Hi, I have Windows XP SP2 and my default firewall has been disabled and now controlled by Group Policy. I just want advice about Group Policy and whether it's beneficial or not. Should I keep it enabled or should I remove it? Thanks for your help

A:Windows XP SP2 Group Policy question

I don't have an answer... but if you do find one, post it here. Another member is having an issue with XP Home SP2 where Group Policy has taken over and File and Printer Sharing no longer works: http://forums.techguy.org/networking/529358-group-policy-xp-home.html

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gpedit.msc is Not Working on My System. How Can I Enable ?

A:How to Open Group Policy in Windows 8.1 ?

Your System Specs don't reflect which version of Win8.1 your have. The Pro version or higher versions of Windows have that feature, not the Home versions.
How to access gpedit.msc - Microsoft Community

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I'm trying to help a friend with her Windows 8 laptop and I need some generic advice.

Her PC had been running great until she attempted to download some silly game a couple of days ago. The game took hours to download and install and ever since she's had problems - lots of pop-ups and strange things running constantly. I helped her using Malwarebytes and AdwCleaner, which seemed to take care of pretty much everything.

Two problems remain:
Windows Defender which is her real-time protection refuses to run. She's been using Defender for a few years and ran a full scan just a week ago, and no malware was found.. Now, it gives us the following message for which I've found very little help. She is running basic Windows 8 and no group policies are running.
AFAIK she has never had any other antivirus on the laptop.

The second problem is one I came across in trying to solve problem 1. Opening a command prompt as an administrator and running sfc /scannow always brings up the DOS message that it cannot be run because I have to be an administrator.

Since everything else on the laptop seems to work just fine, and she can play all her other silly games and read her email she didn't want to part with it. So I'm looking for some ideas on what to do to fix these issues when I see her next.

A:Windows Defender and Group Policy

Scan the system with Kaspersky TTDSKiller, ESET Online Scanner and SuperAntiSpyware

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Is it possible to filter application of group policy objects to users and/or groups in Windows 7 that is NOT on a domain, simply a multi-user home network machine.

All is well regarding restriction of access to files and folders, but for instance I want to disable certain control panel components for a group of users. I cannot use GPMC because it requires me to log on to a domain.

Is this at all possible?

A:Group Policy filtering with Windows 7

you can easy get the GPMC function on a normal windows 7, just download the Download: Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with SP1 - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details file for your version og win7, and follow the guide there is attached to

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A:how does one access LGP (group policy ed) on windows xp?

start, run, type: GPEDIT.MSC and click OK

LGP cannot be used on a computer on a domain, nor can it be used on Windows XP Home Edition

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