• Troubleshooting group policies

    This tip explains how to tackle GPO-related issues that are often hard to trace.

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  • Is it possible to create a GPO for members on a standalone Win2k/XP Pro box?

    Well, sorta. Each standalone Windows XP or Windows 2000 computer has a single, local GPO.

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  • Can I overwrite a setting when the GPO is applied?

    I am trying to determine the best method to modify registry keys stored in HKCU using group policy. I have successfully accomplished this but keys are only written once, and are not rewritten after a reboot.

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  • Clients not updating properly

    My clients are not updating as scheduled. We have Active Directory and an isolated GPO that forces all computers to a specific SUS site and schedules the install to occur at a specific time. When viewing the Automatic Update pane on the client computer, it shows the correct settings; however,...

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  • Admin Know-IT-All Question #24

    Group policy objects are a convenient and widely used way to enforce certain behaviors on all the machines in a specific environment. There are, however, some pitfalls to using GPOs that may not be obvious even to experienced administrators. Like this. One of the errors that can be logged on...

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  • Activating and deactivating USB ports

    Is there a way to activate or de-activate the USB ports in Win2k or WinXP with a GPO?

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  • Controlling the desktop

    Perhaps the most visible effect of Group Policy Object is your ability to control the desktop environment for your end users' workstations. It can, however, create one of those tricky balancing acts between being in control of your desktops and being a control freak about them. Now, from an...

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  • How can I list or record the GPO priority list in a file?

    We have 294 GPOs (group policy objects) migrated from NT 4.0 and applied almost exclusively to Global Groups instead of OUs (organizational units). They're all positioned at the root, and the default domain policy has the highest priority. I'm desperately looking for a method to list/record the GPO...

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  • How can I give users rights to configure and setup printers using a GPO?

    If I understand the question correctly, you have a user that is logging in as a least privileged user. If this is the case, then you are asking how the user can be configured with the correct user rights that will allow them to install a local printer?

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  • Active Directory Group Policy Objects (GPO) basics

    Expert Laura E. Hunter runs down the basics of Active Directory Group Policy Objects (GPOs)

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