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Win2k Server Group Policy Assign and Publish Software

Q: Win2k Server Group Policy Assign and Publish Software

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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hi i recently added myself as a domain admin on a win 2k domain controller and ever since have been having problems with user accounts.
the systems that log on to the domain keep deleting their individual admin accounts so the users cant access their resources any help on what to do
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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.


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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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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.

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I am currently running a Server R domain to Server Policy connect Group Cannot with about 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 Win mini-PC's All of them connect to the network via wireless Cannot connect to Group Policy Server access points as these Cannot connect to Group Policy Server 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 quot gpupdate force quot I get an error for both the user and computer parts of the update that says quot The Processing of Group Policy failed Windows could not locate the directory object group policy quot When looking at the event logs there are tons of GP errors all of them are error I have already Cannot connect to Group Policy Server 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 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 other WinXP Pro computers that are also in this same OU that are working exactly as we need them to If anyone has and ideas advice I would greatly appreciate it

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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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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I have found this tutorial on group policy setting up for other areas but I was wondering what the best way to set up policy's for users accessing installed software. If you can point me to what it may be called and a tutorial on here that would be great!!

A:Group Policy on Software

Hello Graphicsman,

You might take a look at either tutorial below to see if one of them may be able to work for this.

Applications - Prevent Running Specified Programs


AppLocker - Create New Rules

Hope this helps,
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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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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:
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The one used by the active directory snap-ins
Use any available controller.

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I have been given Server 2003 Policy Group and Windows the task of managing our network The network was upgraded two years ago from Windows NT to Windows 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 Windows can not query the list of GPOs 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 Windows 2003 Server and Group Policy 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 Windows 2003 Server and Group Policy 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 nbsp

A:Windows 2003 Server and Group Policy

Though this says 2000 have you look at this?
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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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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!!!!!


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 workstations
are needed to be specified.
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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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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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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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Any Suggestions?

Could this be a result of our Domain Server using 2003 and not 2008?

Thank you in advance for any input!


A:Solved: Installing Software using Group Policy

I resoved my issue.

I would have to update my Domian Server to Win 2008 to have GP install applications for Win 7 users
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A:Modifying a created group on win2k advanced server

Hiya cassandra

Moved you to the XP forum, as as its about modifying groups, etc, they may have more ideas


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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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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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A:Group Policy To Prevent Installation of Software on machine

Here's a link that may help:

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A:HKLM Group Policy restriction on software "Attention"

Hi Clade,
Welcome to the forum.
There are various sources of Group Policy restrictions. In some cases malware uses them to enforce restriction on security programs and prevent them from functioning normally. In some cases those restrictions are set by the system administrators to prevent the users or the malware from doing harm. In your case it is the latter.
Those restrictions that we see on the log are set by your system administrator by using the following software that is downloaded about 8 days ego:
2014-04-19 12:34 - 2014-04-19 12:34 - 02823116 _____ () C:\Users\Dell\Downloads\
2014-04-19 12:34 - 2014-04-19 12:34 - 00473008 _____ () C:\Users\Dell\Downloads\

The purpose is preventing CryptoLocker Ransomeware from infecting your system.
You can read about the infection here:
Information about the sofware that you are using to prevent the infection is here:
In short, this is nothing to worry about as those restrictions are set to prevent the known malware files from running. You have already run many security software and don't need to run more.
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A:Network access issues on Server 2008 with Windows 7 and group policy

Maybe there's something within the registry that's keeping the user from accessing?
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Norton Corporate Edition, OK
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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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A:Group Policy Editor "Disable Software Install"

Editing the Local Group Policy to block people from installing software is a little extreme in my opinion. It can certainly be done but it might just be easier to create another user account that is a standard user account and have everybody use that. If they try to install something, they will need admin permissions to do so.

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

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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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A:Set Group Policy different for each user group?

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A:Group Policy

Posted to move to Windows XP area.

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A:Help with Group Policy?


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A:Group Policy

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A:Group Policy

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A:Group Policy

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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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A:Group Policy in the OU

Siten0308 said:


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thank youClick to expand...
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A:Group Policy

So I assume you are in a LAN with domain controllers?

Did you check Computer Properties / Computer Name?
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A:Group policy on XP

Although this seemed to work for me, the first thing I did was turn off automatic updates. When I view the event viwer I also had automatic update errors in conjunction with the WMI error.
To turn off automatic updates, right mouse click on My Computer and goto Properties. Next click on Automatic Updates tab and uncheck (Keep my computer up to date) then click on OK.
Ionut Marin (Last update 10/5/2003):
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>The Windows Management Instrumentation service will start automatically when you restart the >computer".
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Okay I ve done some research on XP Professional Group Policy and have browsed the interface via the gpedit msc Now I m ready to make a huge step for me anyway and that is disabling some features on my kid s quot limited quot XP accounts Before I make any changes however I need to know I m going about this in the right way I have accounts set up on my laptop admin account limited accounts for my kids My Goal to remove ready access to IE Windows Updates Add Remove Programs My Computer so they can t delete any files from any directories or anything else that a year old and year old might do to wreak havoc or go places they shouldn t be when I m turning my back for a moment Note that I say quot ready quot access to these things I do understand that there are many ways to go about invoking navigating to these applications areas but I figure I ve got a while yet before my year old figures Use Group Policy of out how to circumvent things Removing the IE icon from the desktop for example should be enough for now I Use of Group Policy have been told using Group Policy will enable me to do this I m game to try this but I ve also read where I could render my entire machine useless even to the admin account Soooo I m a little hesitant to do so Q From my research I m assuming that as long as I m logged into my kid s quot User Configuration quot in GP and I DON T touch anything in quot Computer Configuration quot then I ll be okay Is this true Q Does the quot User Configuration quot group policies only affect the user under which I am logged on to In other words I would have to do this twice once for each limited account Remember this is a home pc for pleasure I Use of Group Policy have no reason to make overall quot computer configurations quot Q Use of Group Policy I suppose I can always blow away the kid s limited account when logged in as admin and start over if I screw up Is this true Q Should I take a System Restore Point before doing anything If I screw up will this reset everything back the way it was or am I messing too deep into the system for recovery Thanks in advance to everyone who can provide answers and or any tips in doing this It s not that I want to do much - I just don t want to screw up being the lame Windows user I am nbsp
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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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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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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:

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.
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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.....

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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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