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Robocopy and Group Policy generates 1 real & 1 Ghost file.

Q: Robocopy and Group Policy generates 1 real & 1 Ghost file.

I have a script (Kindly originated by Golden in this thread http://www.sevenforums.com/backup-restore/317082-using-task-scheduler-fails-run-robocopy. )

Script robocopy I:\DATA M:\Backup_DATA /e /np /log:backup_log.txt which is run at shutdown.

In my M:\ drive I have two identically named folders: 'Backup_DATA', one (call it A) containing the correct 70 folders and 1003 files 295mb. Dated 11 January 2014 11:19:41 in properties, right click.
The second copy (Call it B) contains 2 folders 0 files 0 Bytes and is dated the same 11 January 2014 11:19:41 in properties, right click.

Although they are both shown on my M:\ drive as: (A) Backup_DATA dated 10/1/2014 at 16.46 and (B) Backup_DATA dated 9/1/2014 18.36.

I am not able to delete the ghost copy (B) as when I try I receive the following popup:
"Could not find this item.This is no longer located in M:\ verify its location and try again"

Not sure where to go from here, any suggestions? !!


I am unable to delete or rename the folder 'Backup_DATA', however inside the folder is another folder named 'e' and that contains another folder named 'np'. The 'np' folder is empty.
Now it seems quite a coincidence that both 'e' and 'np' make up part of the Robocopy script .

I am still unable to delete these sub folders as each one no longer exists on my M: drive.

Preferred Solution: Robocopy and Group Policy generates 1 real & 1 Ghost file.

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A: Robocopy and Group Policy generates 1 real & 1 Ghost file.

Well, folder removed

Tried to do this in dos same problem, although it was shown it did not exist! Searched around and came across Unlocker. Using Unlocker I still could not delete the Backup_DATA folder itself, it remained even after the suggested re-boot. I had to delete the 'np' folder first, then the 'e' folder, and then the 'Backup_DATA' folder.

It seems Unlocker succeeded where anything else I tried failed.

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Hi could someone put me in the right direction. I have to setup a lot of computers in a school and have been testing group policies. Folder redirection and desktop work fine but i am trying to figure out if i need software installation. i will be using ghost to reformat the computers but i fear that when i logon as a domain user i will get an error message saying that i need admin rights to run this. I was thinking if i use software installation on the group policy then maybe it would get around this problem.

Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

A:Group Policy and Ghost

use software installation but set it as a machine policy, that way it will be installed before any users logon, and will therefore run under the local system account

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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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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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.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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A:.tmp file in task manager, antivirus blocked by group policy.


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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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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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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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Hi all,

I am deploying a solution based on Windows 7 computers. These computers use the same sypspreped clonezilla image. For these computers, we must restict access to specific domain users with admin privileges. To do that, after domain integration, we add nedded
domain users in the local administrators group and we delete the default domain users group from the local users Group.

This works fine on several PCs (approximately 25) but on one computer I have a strange issue. When I try to connect on this computer with the local administrator account, I have no problem, everything is working fine. When I try to open a session with a domain
user who is in local administrator group, I have the welcome message, blue background from my desktop, but nothing launches. If I make ctrl + alt + del, I can click on Task Manager but it never launches ...

I have dragged the computer from the domain and made a new domain integration from this computer in the domain. This fixed the problem for several days, but now I'm enoutering the same problem ...

If I add domain users group in the Local Users Group, the problem seems to be fixed. But, for security reasons, I cannot apply this solution. For the moment I took all groups included in the local admin groups and added them in the local users group. The specific
domain users can now open a session on the computer ...

Have you ever seen this case anywhere else ? I don't think that having the same domain group in two ... Read more

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I want to check a particular windows user rights assignment local group policy applied or not through batch file in windows xp

the policy's are Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Deny log on through Terminal Services Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Allow log on locally Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Debug programs Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Log on as a service Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Perform volume maintenance tasks Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Bypass traverse checking Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Log on as a batch job Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Add workstations to domain Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Modify firmware environment values Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment\Enable c... Read more

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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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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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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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pls help me out in this issue . i am having 20 systems i want to impletement group policies on all machines in a workgroup

how can i do that this is an windows 2000 professional environment

A:How to configure group policy in work group


Walk to each computer and set the policies on each computer. If you are not in a domain environment you are basically have to set each one manually.

My only other thought is if all the computers are exactly the same make and model and you have some type of imaging software. You could make a standard install on one computer with all the settings you want and then use that computer to image all the other computers on your network.

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Hello folks,

I know similar questions have been asked but I "might" have a unique one. What I have been trying to do is to copy the "C:\Users", "C:\Program Files", & "C:\Program Files (x86)" to another clean hard drive "D:\".

I'm doing this to make more room for the OS in the C: drive while date will be in the D: drive. Now I have successfully robocopy Program Files & Program Files (x86). I also have copied most of the Users directory but for this stubborn Real\update directory. This is I think the real player program. I get this Access Denied and "Error 5" error. I am in elevated command prompt. I achieved this via the Repair your computer prompt on the Windows install DVD.

I also have rmdir for Program Files & Program Files and have made a mklink for both of them so windows knows where they will be. But I have not did a full boot because I don't think windows will access my Users directory because they have been moved over to the new drive. What I can only do will have to be via the command prompt.

I can't make a mklink for Users because I get an error saying something about duplicate areas? What I was trying to do is go to this Real\update directory but even trying to access that directory via cd commands will not work, giving me a access denied. Again I am in elevated command prompt "Administrator:X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe How can I get to that directory. I just want... Read more

A:Robocopy - Access denied Error 5 Real Directory

You probably just can't move your program files due to the possibility of config files and registry entries that are looking for your programs on the c drive since that's where they where installed. They should be reinstalled if you want to move them. Also if you move the profiles folder (under c:\user) it will break your profiles and you will need to change the location in the registry. I suggest that you put everything back and just move your personal files, music, pics, & videos on another drive. That should free up a lot of space.

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I have Windows XP Pro, SP2.

In Windows 98 I knew the name of the file that was the Policy Editor but I've searched and thought and I can't come up with the name of the file that is the Policy Editor or Group Policy Editor in XP. I know there is one because in Tweak UI, you can go into About>Policy>Run Group Policy Editor. And it runs. Can somebody please tell me the name and location of that file?



A:What is the name of the file that is the "Group Policy Editor" in XP


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I'm running Windows 7 Home Edition. I ave a HP Pavillion g 7 1222 nr Notebook PC. The other night my dog knocked the power cord out of the wall when I got up and turned on my computer l got the following error

Failed to connect to a Windows service. Windows could not connect to the Group Policy Client Service. The problem prevents standard users from logging into the system. As an administrative user you can review the system event log for details about why the system didn't respond.

Had a X on the Speaker and Internet icon in my system tray. Can play movies no sound. As to Internet it said no Internet available which is not true.Then went I try to get into my computer, control panel,and most any other programs I get another error {Z6EE0668A00A-4407-9371-BEB064C98683\0\{05D7B0F4-2121-4EFF-BF68-ED3F69B894D9}The server process could not be started because the configured identity is incorrect check the user name and password.

When I try an open some of my files or programs I get a popup window that wants to know if I want the program to make changes to my hard drive I can't get one to come up at the moment to give more detail. Probably because I have click on most of them at first I clicked yes then I decided that was probably not a good idea. Either way programs still didn't open.

I also had been getting a blank screen popping up every once in a while before all this other happened and on the top it said C:\Program Files (x86)Driver Pack Notifier\bin\Too... Read more

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Is it possible to set administrators to one GP and standard users to another? I want to disable Command Prompt, Task Mgr and lockout all USB and CD drives for standard users but allow administrators to access all of those.

How do i set different group polices depending on user?

Thanks in advance

A:Set Group Policy different for each user group?

Yep. As long as the policies you want to deploy to those groups are per-user (i.e. within the user configuration section of GP Editor), then you can use a tool like Microsoft's GPMC to "security filter" the effects of a GPO to a particular user group. Or, you might want to check out Desktop Policy Manager--www.sdmsoftware.com/desktop_management, which provides a simplified web interface into Group Policy and makes targeting by group much simpler (full disclosure--I work for this company).


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We want to create a user profile template and all new users who log into a computer inherit these settings, one setting we need is a persistent cookie file located in the users personal directory. How do we get that cookie to work amongst multiple profiles?

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Hello on windows server i have set up the group policy as a test with it so you cant get into control panel. I logged in with the user on my client pc with the user but it still lets me into control panel the group policy isnt working on the client pc's. I tried logging into the windows server computer and it didnt let me in control panel.

Does anyone know how to fix it?

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is there away of copying a Group policy from one machine to another without imaging and with the use of AD

Please help


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I have been using win 7 pro 64 (oem) and win 7 ultimate 64 RC. whenever I wanted to edit some windows 7 apps I just typed gpedit.msc in the search pane and I got the group policy editor?. and modified win 7 from there
I just purchased win 7 home premium 64 bit OEM and when I type gpedit.msc in search pane It will not locate it.
Is there another way to get this open

A:Group policy

Hi, i am afraid Gpedit is only available in Enterprise, Business and Ultimate versions. There have been attempts to copy however to my knowledge not successfully.

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Using ntconfig.pol with WindowsXP

I am trying to use poledit & ntconfig.pol file to automatically set certain settings in Office2000 on an XP Professional workstation and it simply won't work.

Here's what I have
NT domain [no, not Windows2000 Active directory]
Installing Office2000 on an XP machine.

I installed the Office2000 resource kit on the XP machine and ran Poledit with templates loaded.

I saved to PDC netlogin as ntconfig.pol

When I reboot, the settings don't change.

Has anyone successfully used NT Domain System Policies with an XP workstation?

Please help me anyone.....

A:Group policy..Please help

So the XP machine is joined to the domain right? Can browse the network from the NT server and see the XP machine? Do you have NetBios over TCP/IP enabled on the XP machine?

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hi there only my second ever question but its a sticky one,had a virus of some sort which changed my computer settings to group policy thus locking me out of my computer settings,i did everything i know but to no avail,could not even reinstall,in the end i unlocked windows files causing a deliberate bsod thus enabling me to reinstall from scratch.i regard myself as very knowledgeable when it comes to virus and malware bugs as have an interest in them but have never had this so just hoping that someone can fill me in if they have ever experienced this,many thanks

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Just managed to get my group policy working. Didn't realise that I had to add it to my AD site and create a new policy.

To test, I removed the documents and favourites from my menu and then used gpupdate /force to update it.

It wasn't until I logged off and logged back on again that it took effect. Is this the case? What kind of options should refresh logged on or do they all need to be logged off to take effect.

Now I know how this works, I can finally try and implement something

A:Group Policy

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I had applied group policy on internet explorer on whole domain, now i want to disable it but accidentally i have deleted that group policy to fix it but still its not working i had to do my lab will you please help as soon as possible.

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Hello , I am trying to understand the group policy thing i am trying to turn off windows firewall but it says 'for your security some settings are controlled by group policy.

I've run through that list and still can't get the settings I want.If someone is very good with this and also access denied popups , I am the only person using computer and I am admin, some help will be very welcomed.


A:Group Policy help pls

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Hi there,

I have a network scenario which used to be solved with Go-Back, which would restore our 40 pc's in our school computer suite perfectly.

We would now like to build a clone and set some group policy lockdown and remove go-back, as its giving us problems. I have gone through and made most changes to the "adminstrative template" that would suit our scenario. When logging on as a test user this works perfectly. However these policys also affect administrators. Is this the way group policy works or is there a way to set the policys just for certain groups e.g 'domain users'.

Sorry no previous experience with group policy what so ever. I have mass reading for this evening but any tips in the mean time would be much appreciated.



A:Group Policy help?

Please do not double post.

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i have a laptop with a limited account.
currently it has group policy on it which blocks me from running EXE's.
i have uploaded a pic showing what happens when i open one.

i have noticed that when i run the update file from Adobe to update flash it works straight off the desktop. i want to know if there is a way to digitally sign another exe the same as the adobe flash file.
there was a way to run EXE's by putting them in this folder:
C:\Windows\System32\catroot2\{F750E6C3-38EE-11D1-85E5-00C04FC295EE}\New Folder
C:/Program Files/adobe/Photoshop elements 8/Presets/Games

they all worked till they updated the group policy to block them.

is there anyone who can help?

A:Help with group policy

Hi Josh,

I speak under correction, but I don't think we can't really help you with that since we would be subverting your employers attempts at administrating their IT systems. The forum administrators and moderators will correct me if I am wrong.

Your best bet is to contact your IT adminstrator about this.


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Can anyone help or advise please.

I have a situation where I'm about to deploy 20 desktops and a few laptops along with an Exchange 2007 Server along with an ISA Server. At this time I want to take the opportunity to make sure that our Group Policy is all active and correct and restrict items like software installation.

The only problem I have, is that one of our main software applications, currently requires the users to have local admin access, which I'm afraid will over-ride any restrictions I enforce in the GPO.

Is there anyway of resolving this?


A:Group Policy

I always recommend making users non-local admins. Unless you use software restrictions in Group Policy, you really can't completely prevent users from installing all pieces of software. But standard users typically have issues installing software.

As far as your one application, I would recommend taking a look at FileMon and RegMon at http://www.sysinternals.com. You can use those two utilities to monitor file and registry activity in real time. When a standard user encounters a problem, you'll know where and can make permission changes on your client to allow them to do what they need to without making them an admin. This has worked for me time and time again.

Good luck.

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Hi, I have got a server an xp machine, I have setup the option so that it can connect to the servers domain via system properties. I have tried create a Group policy for the domain however the computer doesn't apply the policy, obviously im doing something wrong but I don't no what. I login to the XP Pro machine with the domain and a username and password I have setup on the machine, but no polices work. Does it need to do it before logon? If so how do i set this up?

If someone could help and tell me what I need to do to get this setup, that would be great.

Below is a screenshot of what I have

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I am unable to turn my Firewall on. I cannot click on anything, and a message at the top of the screen says 'for your security some settings are controlled by group policy'.

Surely, if security is involved, why is firewall turned off, maiking my PC less secure.

If anyone knows how I can turn on firewall I would appreciate it very much.


A:Group Policy?

We will need some more info on the problem like name of the firewall, and some system specs and any error messages you get?

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trying to set a group within A.D to have fixed proxy settings. I have made user that it's not being picked up on the machine as i have disabled "Make to proxy to the machine and not the user. Within the user domain i have set the proxy within the proxy field. Enforced gp on the server but it doesn't seem to be coming accross any ideas?

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Running XP home on a Dell inspiron 8600 notebook. Some time back Dell had me do a complete format and reload because I had a display problem. Since then I have been unable to send anthing from this computer over my network or change firewall settings because it tells me it is not allowed because of group policy. This is a home system and I never used group policy and it is my understanding this is not part of XP home. How can this be? What must I do to resolve this problem?

A:Group Policy

Posted to move to Windows XP area.


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Hey guys, I got my domain to work after a month, all users can sign in etc.
But I want to edit the group policy a bit

In a list can you tell me if this is possible. (It must be, my school has done it)
1. Automatically map a network drive to a specific drive letter
2. Enable the windows sidebar and choose what gadgets they are on.
3. Choose whats on the desktop
4. Lastly, A protected folder for one person each (e.g If another user clicks on it says access is denied)

Thank you in advance

A:Group Policy

1) A logon script would be best in this regards.
4) In AD you can specify a home folder which is specific to a user. The folder is just a share where you only allow the specific user to has access (permission).

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Is it possible to change a group policy on a local machine when the effective setting is coming from the Domain Controller? I've changed the setting on the DC to what it needs to be for the entire network. However, since the local machine cannot connect to the DC anymore the policy can not be updated and the old policy is still being used by the local machine. Can someone help me?

Thank you...

A:Group Policy

So this PC you want to stay on a domain but not connected to the domain. At the same time it not to use the domain policy it had implemented when it was connected?

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I cannot open windows defender. when I try, to up comes "windows defener is turned off by group policy". I didnt do anything to get this but would like to know what to do to get windows defender to open, because I want to turn it on. I am the administrator and have tried opening it through that but nothing happened. I am a silver surfer so please give me instructions in detail so I can follow them, and I much appreciate the help.

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I've been attempting to change the group policy on my new laptop so it no longer forces a classic start menu. I've added the group policy from the MMC and altered it there, however I still do not have the option for the XP start menu. I've altered it on the admin account with success but I seem to be missing something here. . . Possibly in the system.adm file however I haven't been able to discern the gobbledegook to find what I'm really looking for. I'm also too chicken to go poking around in the registry without knowing exactly what I'm looking for. I appreciate your thoughts.

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Just noticed on our server that I have 3 errors logging in the event viewer corresponding to the group policy that we have in effect.

The first message comes through as

Windows cannot access the file gpt.ini for GPO CN={31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=bealeandcole,DC=co,DC=uk. The file must be present at the location <\\bealeandcole.co.uk\sysvol\bealeandcole.co.uk\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\gpt.ini>. (Access is denied. ). Group Policy processing aborted.

The second one

Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy objects. Check the event log for possible messages previously logged by the policy engine that describes the reason for this.

This is happening less than every 5 minutes and assume it's been happening way before the time I joined here.

I need to try and fix this as I'm trying to introduce WSUS with a group policy.


A:Group policy

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I have got background set on group policy for all computers on my domain to have the same background and it works on all the computers with sp1 installed but it dosnt seem to show up with computers on sp3. Does anyone know how i can get it to work?

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I have a laptop that a user is the local admin of. I created a group policy to deny alot of the functions. I also don't want them to be able to install any kind of software being an admin. Is this possible? I have to have this user be an admin on this laptop. Thanks

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How do you add "Device Installation" template in the group policy editor as I need to add the installation timeout? This template is missing in Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>System.


A:Group Policy

As far as I know Group Policy does not come with Home Premium.

Your System Specs

Computer type PC/Desktop
OS Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

How to Add Group Policy Editor Gpedit.msc to Windows 7 Home? - Microsoft Community

Kari Finn replied on

Group Policy Editor is a feature in Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise editions of Windows 7. It does not belong to Starter, Home Basic and Home Premium.

If you need Gpedit you can use Windows Anytime Upgrade to upgrade your Home Premium to Professional or Ultimate without losing your data and installed software.. This tutorial will help you with Anytime Upgrade: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/95744-windows-anytime-upgrade-how.html

Any third party hack to get Gpedit to Home Premium is against the End User Licence Agreement of your Windows 7 and can include procedures that might seriously harm your computer.
Local Group Policy Editor - Open

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A Group policy was recently defined in Active Directory which was incorrect (caused passwords to expire, and enforced password history)... We are primarily a Netware site so should not have any group policies on AD, and the policy was removed... Even though the policy has been removed, we are still seeing accounts expiring and enforcing password histories.... Does anyone know how this can be fixed ?

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