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Drive Permissions: Disable access / Viewing of drive (no group policy)

Question: Drive Permissions: Disable access / Viewing of drive (no group policy)

Windows 7 OS with admin rights (group policy not installed)

Hello to the forum, I would apprechiate some help.

Q.
How to stop external hdd OS writing to a drive (without express permision or blocking totally) and controlling overal access.

Or needing the windows admin password to access the drive.

I understand group policy (gpedit.msc) does this but its not installed, which leaves doing something with permissions in the security tab
computer > properties > security >

Thanks

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Windows 7 OS with admin rights (group policy not installed)

Hello to the forum, I would apprechiate some help.

Q.
How to stop external hdd OS writing to a drive (without express permision or blocking totally) and controlling overal access.

Or needing the windows admin password to access the drive.

I understand group policy (gpedit.msc) does this but its not installed, which leaves doing something with permissions in the security tab
computer > properties > security >

Thanks

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Hello all,
I need to find a way to disable write access to floppy drives in windows 2000. I want the users to be able to read from floppies, but not write.
The preferred way to do this is via group policy.
Any ideas out there.
 

Answer:Disable Write Access for a Floppy Drive Via Group Policy?

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Is there an easy way to either disable Start Menu access to the Windows games or simply deny access to them altogether? My users are not tech savvy, so if they were simply disabled or removed from the Start Menu, that would fix the problem.
 

Answer:Using Group Policy to Disable User Access to Games

If they aren't that savvy, just go into add/remove programs, and remove them. If they don't have install rights on the machine, that will take care of it, unless they run them off a cd/flash drive type device.
 

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I have restricted access to the c:\drive for our users using Group Policy. However if they are in Microsoft Word, when they click on Open or Save and type in c:\ in the filename box they can view, open or delete files and/or folders in c:\!!! This is not what I want.

Does anyone know how to totally disable access to drive c:\?

Thanks.


Jane Frasier
Software Support
Jefferson County (CO) Public Library
 

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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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Hey all, stuck against a bit of a wall, here. I have a bunch of vista computers and I need them to automatically map a network drive whenever the user logs in.

In the past, we've used a login script and a .bat file to create the shares. But we're getting ready to switch over to vista, but the login script doesn't work under vista.

I've heard that its better to use Group Policy for this, but I cannot figure out how to do it using LOCAL GROUP POLICY. I've found about 100 or so guides for doing it using active directory/serverside things, but we're not on active directory, so that's not an option.

I'm sure there is a policy somewhere, can anyone direct me to it?

Answer:Local Group Policy to map a network drive?

When you map a drive on the workstation, and put a check in the box Reconnect on Logon (sign-in) it will reconnect every time.

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Im a computer repair tech, so I'm always hooking up hard drives from other computers to backup data or run certain off-line tasks

With windows 7, I could access the entire contents of a drive without any issues (via external USB dock)

including \documents and settings\<user name> (Windows XP drives)

or \users\<user name> (Vista, 7)

But with Windows 8, when I try to view the contents of the users folder, I always get

"You don't currently have permission to access this folder" - Click continue to get permanent access....etc

I never had to do this with Win7.

Now if I hit continue, I can indeed view those files and do my thing...but here's the issue: If Im trying to get a backup of somebody's dying drive, I can't afford the added stress of Windows making permissions change to an entire user folder...nor do I really want to make changes on the files (which the hard drive will be going back into original computer) by adding my credentials to every file/folder in there.

I just want to be able to get the files without any of the permissions prompts, something Windows 7 never asked for.

Is there some sort of setting I can do, registry or whatever....to eliminate this? I have UAC turned off, made some changes in secpol.msc.... so far no luck

Thanks,

Answer:Viewing hard drive from another computer - Permissions

I would make an image of the drive/partition.

Imaging with free Macrium - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Hi everybody,

I wanted to lock down the desktops of computers on domain with deny write NTFS permsisions so that users can't save their documents on the desktop, but there are too many computers for me to go and do it manually to each one. Is there anyway I can push the NTFS deny settings that I need with group policy?
 

Answer:Deploying NTFS permissions settings with group policy?

I've played around with this a bit before, I think you can greate a group policy, and add the computer objects to that policy. It won't matter where the computer are located in AD as long as they are added to the GPO.

I believe this is how you would go about doing it, but I haven't done it for a while so I am sure sombody else will pop in to correct this.
 

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Pretty trivial question, so I apologize for asking it:
What is the relationship between the contents in 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Group Policy\History' and 'C:\Users\All Users\Microsoft\Group Policy\History'? At least in my Win 7 desktop, there is no match on the directory names for the
later and the "Name" attribute in the former. Is that to be expected?

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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.

dtgVA

Answer: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.

Richard

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i want to disable usb on the domain through group policy

Answer:How to disable USB through Group policy

Hi,To disable USB in group policy, you can take help of the following linkshttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555324Orhttp://www.petri.co.il/disable_usb_...Thank you :)

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Hi! I am running XP, and have a fresh reload. I am trying to enable Windows Firewall in SP2, and for some reason, it won't let me. It says that (paraphrased) group policy won't allow me to turn the firewall on. How can I disable group policy, so I can turn on the firewall? I just reloaded because of a virus, and I think I have another one that AVG can't get rid of. I have installed SP2 before from the same Microsoft cd, and it has never confused me with a server! It has always worked before, except for some drwatson issues!

OK, to clarify - I have xp home, and my computer is not networked or a server. I have looked on the web and found this:
start / run /gpedit.msc with further instructions, but I get the error saying widows cannot find gpedit.msc make sure you spelled the filename correctly...
 

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In the past few weeks, my computer will hang on roughly one in every three shutdowns (as in, it won't shut down). I've enabled verbose messages, and the culprit has always been a nondescript "Stopping Services", which makes me think it's a Windows process that's at fault. The longer the computer is running, the more likely this hang will be.

Recently, though, a new issue has appeared: occasionally, an inserted USB thumb drive/SD card will not show up in My Computer as a storage drive - but the "safely remove hardware" button appears in the taskbar - and once this happens, I know the next shutdown will hang on "Shutting Down Group Policy Client Services".

Any ideas as to what's going on here? My W7 is updated and virus-checked regularly, there are no performance issues listed under that Control Panel section, no logging that gives me any clue as to what's going on, and I can't run performance analysis tools because I have to hard-reset the machine every time this happens!

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XP Pro SP2

Hi, after a clean install i noticed weird names / groups on my slave drive security permissions after clean install.

There is three of them, with slightly different permissions and cant find any info on it anywhere.

They are:

S-1-5-21-1844237615-20000478354-682003330-1003
S-1-5-21-1844237615-20000478354-682003330-1004
S-1-5-21-1844237615-20000478354-682003330-1005

My admin, system and powerusers groups are there like before...but i dont know about these and if i can delete them.

I think its just the old grouping from the previous install and the unreckonized security descripters the way the new installs sees and sets the security permissions for this drive...there is three of them.

what are they?
can they be deleted w/o harm?

Also, while im on permissions. On the master drive and partition that the OS installs on, is the "creator owner" and the "everyone" group needed???
Im pretty sure the "system" group should always stay.

Thanks for reading
 

Answer:Weird name / group on my slave drive security permissions after clean install.

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I've been doing a little research on how to disable hotkeys, namely the alt+tab to fast switch or whatever it's called. I need to disable it in a group policy on the servers. Some of the students where I work have found an easy way of cheating on tests by simply alternating between the tests and a browser or another practice test. Windows environment, all 2k.
Thanks, Aaron
 

Answer:Disable Hotkeys (group policy)?

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Our users are local admins on their computers and we would like to disable BitLocker.  Is there a way to disable Bitlocker via Group Policy?

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Is it possible via Group Policy to prevent the domain computers from automatically creating default favorites when the users log in? Currently on the Favorites Bar it creates "Web Slice Gallery" and "Suggested Sites", as well as a "Websites for United Kingdom" folder. The domain controller is running Windows Server 2008 R2, and the clients are running Windows 7.
 

Answer:Group Policy disable default favorites?

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     My computer was given to me, and it was from a school district.  It has a group policy and i think its restricting a lot of access to things i am trying to download and update on my PC. I am now using it at home and no longer want the group policy or all the restrictions on my PC.  I am running windows 7 enterprise.  I think that if i disable the group policy it might help but I'm not sure.  if anyone could help, it would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Disable Group policy or System administrator.

Best thing and 1st thing to do with a used PC is a clean wipe and a re-install...

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I have enabled the following in group policy: Network access: Do not allow storage of credentials or .NET Passports for network authentication.
I have other settings in GPO enabled, so I'm 100% certain the clients are getting the policy ok.  However, this setting doesn't seem to affect my Windows 7 machines.  The scenerio is from the Win 7 machine, I'm connecting to a Sharepoint server
in another domain.  I'm prompted for credentials, which I enter domain\user, the password, and check the box to save my credentials.  I would expect with this GPO, even though I check the box that the credential would not be saved.  However,
it is being saved in Credential Manager on the Win 7 machine.  The next time any user goes to sign in using that machine (shared Point of Sale machine), the previous username is presented and the user must choose "use another account" to be able to enter
their password. 
From everything I have read, this is the GPO that is supposed to prevent the credentials from being saved, but I can't seem to make it work.
Thanks,
Louis
 

Answer:Group Policy to disable Credential Manager

Hi,
 
Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.
 
Based on my test, I performed these steps:
1 Delete all credentials on Credential Manager
2 Go to GP editor, enable “Network access: Do not allow storage of passwords and credentials for network authentication”.

3 Run “gpupdate /force” in command prompt
4 Then access share folder of network
5 Input username and password, do not choose “Remember my credentials”
 
Thus when you access network next time, the credential request will pop-up again to ask your username and password.
 
Furthermore, if you want to push PGO from the server, I suggest to ask Windows Server Forum for further help:
 
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/windowsserver
 
The reason why we recommend posting appropriately is you will get the most qualified pool of respondents, and
other partners who read the forums regularly can either share their knowledge or learn from your interaction with us.  Thank you for your understanding.
 
 
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Hi. I'm pulling my hair out here. I can't disable the Group Policy Client service. I'm disabling services that I don't need in order to speed up my comp, and I know it's just one service, but it's really annoying. I've tried the command prompt, I've tried msconfig, services.exe, the task manager. It just wont stop.

If anyone has any idea on how to disable this service I would really appreciate it. I've searched the internet and have determined that this service is only for business users and not for Vista hom.

Thank you,
Brad

Answer:How do I disable the Group Policy Client service?

Not too hard, but you may wish to reconsider (see attachement - PDF)...



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Originally Posted by Psychotron


Hi. I'm pulling my hair out here. I can't disable the Group Policy Client service. I'm disabling services that I don't need in order to speed up my comp, and I know it's just one service, but it's really annoying. I've tried the command prompt, I've tried msconfig, services.exe, the task manager. It just wont stop.

If anyone has any idea on how to disable this service I would really appreciate it. I've searched the internet and have determined that this service is only for business users and not for Vista hom.

Thank you,
Brad

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We have over 100 staff using USB mouse and keyboards. Is there a group policy that can disable the USB ports to deny uploads/downloads but at the same time permitting the use of the same usb ports for mouse and keyboard

Answer:Group Policy to disable USB storage media

Disable USB storage device write (make them read-only)http://www.pctipsbox.com/disable-us...http://itcomputerzone.com/windows/r...http://www.computersplace.com/disab...HOWTO: Use Group Policy to disable USB, CD-ROM, Floppy Disk and LS-120 drivershttp://www.grouppolicy.biz/tag/usb/

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Hi. I'm pulling my hair out here. I can't disable this service. I'm disabling services that I don't need in order to speed up my comp, and I know it's just one service, but it's really annoying. I've tried the command prompt, I've tried msconfig, services.exe, the task manager. It just wont stop.

If anyone has any idea on how to disable this service I would really appreciate it. I've searched the internet and have determined that this service is only for business users and not for Vista hom.

Thank you,
Brad
 

Answer:How do I disable the Group Policy Client service?

Read this

http://www.blackviper.com/WinVista/Services/Group_Policy_Client.htm
 

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How do I disable a task on a local PC using group policy? Theres already a task on all local PCs and I need to disable it using group policy instead of touching all PC's.....Any ideas?

Answer:How to disable a local task in group policy?

Is the task a service or an application? If it is a service then you could change its status through the GPO, if it is an application, you could either do a registry edit through the GPO to have a preset list of programs for the RUN key or you could run the taskkill command in your logon scripts. Lets say the task you wanted to kill was outlook then the command would look like...taskkill /im outlook.exeHope that helps. Let us know which way you would like to go. There are many ways to skin this cat.

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Is there a GPO setting to hide hidden files and folders?  We have an image that went out with hidden files and folders showing.

Thanks

Answer:Group policy to disable showing hidden files

Quoting from:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/Windows_2003_Active_Directory/Q_23056271.html


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There is no such policy, but here is registry setting and registry settings can be enforced thorugh GPO with Administrative templates.

This is the registry key:

User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
Value Name: ShowSuperHidden
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: ( 0 = Hide Files, 1 = Show Files)

This article explains how to create custom adm template:
"How to create custom administrative templates in Windows 2000"
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/323639

And this article explains how to use adm templates with GPO:
http://www.petri.co.il/adding_new_administrative_templates_to_gpo.htm


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And the next poster was helpful also:
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Here is an ADM template I have used in the past:

CLASS USER
CATEGORY "System"
CATEGORY "Folders Files"
POLICY "Hide\Show Hidden Files"
EXPLAIN "This setting will allow for you to set the show and hide
files and folders by default Keep in mind that this information will be stored in cleartext in the systems registry."
KEYNAME "SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced"

PART "SetThis" NUMERIC REQUIRED TXTCONVERT
VALUENAME "Hidden"
MIN 1 MA... Read more

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When I trying to make a restore point manually, in the bottom of the window says: "System Restore disable by Group Policy" How can I fix this? I'll appreciate if someone help me to fix this.

Answer:System Restore Point disable by Group Policy

Is the machine a domain member? (Is it a work PC?)

The problem certainly sounds to be policy-related, as if you've accidentally (or knowingly) applied policy on your own machine, or the domain admin has set a domain policy preventing system restore.

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Is there a Group Policy that would allow me to disable a program that starts up in HKCU?

Orange County District Attorney

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Installed 16299.15 RS3 on test machine.
Three notification settings cannot be disabled. Turn them off, and they just turn back on again.
(Notifications from Apps and other senders, notifications on lock screen and notifications about VOIP calls).
Turned them off, and went into group policy editor and disabled the notifications under user configuration. But of course that does not work because even though the slider moved to "Off" the settings are not actually being turned off.

Does anyone know of a fix?

Know the specific registry keys for these three settings? - If I set them off, assuming it's not Microsoft deliberately defaulting them to "ON" wouldn't that work?

thanks

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Additional scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (x64) Version: 31-08-2016
Ran by big (02-09-2016 23:29:02)
Running from C:\Users\big\Downloads
Windows 8.1 (Update) (X64) (2016-08-29 03:51:44)
Boot Mode: Normal
==========================================================
 
 
==================== Accounts: =============================
 
Administrator (S-1-5-21-3367013544-2717079294-1003931570-500 - Administrator - Disabled)
big (S-1-5-21-3367013544-2717079294-1003931570-1001 - Administrator - Enabled) => C:\Users\big
cc (S-1-5-21-3367013544-2717079294-1003931570-1004 - Administrator - Enabled)
Guest (S-1-5-21-3367013544-2717079294-1003931570-501 - Limited - Enabled)
HomeGroupUser$ (S-1-5-21-3367013544-2717079294-1003931570-1003 - Limited - Enabled)
 
==================== Security Center ========================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, it will be removed.)
 
AV: Windows Defender (Enabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
AS: Windows Defender (Enabled - Up to date) {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
 
==================== Installed Programs ======================
 
(Only the adware programs with "Hidden" flag could be added to the fixlist to unhide them. The adware programs should be uninstalled manually.)
 
Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (HKLM-x32\...\{AC76BA86-7AD7-1033-7B44-AC0F074E4100}) (Version: 15.017.20053 - Adobe Systems Incorporated)
Adobe AIR (HKLM-x32\...\Adobe AIR) (Version: 2.6.0.1... Read more

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user must not use copy past option .in windows 7 and windows 10 machine

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I was hoping to disable fast startup with group policy, but that doesn't seem to be an option.  Enabling the policy below forces fast startup to 'on', but disabling it simply defaults to the local computer setting, which is also 'on'.
Computer Configuration/Policies/Administrative Templates/System/Shutdown/Require use of fast startup
A work around could be to use group policy to disable hibernation completely, but I do not want to do that, I only want to disable fast startup.
I also know the change can be scripted, but I'd rather use group policy and am throwing this out there to see if I'm missing a setting before I move on to an alternate solution.
Rich

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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.
Details:
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

Answer: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.
Regards,
Mohammed Adel

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I am configuring settings for a library computer lab with 45 domain-joined computers. They run Internet Explorer 11 and all automatically log in to a shared public domain account. I want to use a GPO (or GPP, or any tool that lets me achieve my goal for
that matter) to disable AutoComplete for browsing history, but leave URL suggestions enabled. In other words, I want to be able to change the settings found in "Internet Options > Content > AutoComplete Settings" to have the "Browsing
History" box unchecked, but I don't want to do it on each computer individually. The other settings there (e.g. Favorites) don't matter to me
All I have found is to disable AutoComplete completely in my GPO completely by disabling "Turn on inline AutoComplete" found in User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Internet Settings\AutoComplete. This
is less than ideal, because it also disables search suggestions from Bing, which will be a useful feature for the lab's users.
So my question is: can I disable browsing history autocompletion, but leave Bing search suggestions enabled without having to go and change the settings on each computer individually?

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Windows 7 Enterprise 64-Bit w/ Internet Explorer 9

I am attempting to disable the menu bar and enable a customized command bar in Internet Explorer through Group Policy. So far, I have found:

- "Turn on menu bar by default" GP setting: If disabled the "enforce full-screen mode" GP setting will be automatically enabled thus disabling the command bar.
- "[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main] "AlwaysShowMenus"=dword:00000000 : This will not disable the menu bar IF "hide command bar" GP is disabled
- Have tried the registry item to turn of menu bar and registry item to turn on command bar but the menu bar is still shown.

Has anyone had experiece with this configuration?

Answer:Group Policy: Enable customized command bar disable menu bar

Do you have a I.T. department?

You should with Enterprise. I would contact them with your problem.

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Can anyone tell me how to disable and/or hide the Search Box on the Windows 7 Start Menu with group policy?  I'm creating group policies to lock down the desktop so that users may select only a couple of shortcuts on the Start Menu: they don't need
the Search Box.  I've figured out how to lock down pretty much everything else, but there isn't any obvious setting to make the Search Box go away entirely.  Thanks in advance for your time and help in these regards.

Answer:How to disable or hide the Search Box on the Start Menu with group policy?

You can use the DISM.exe to uninstall Windows features

dism /online /disable-feature /featurename: SearchEngine-Client-Package


André"A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code" CLIP- Stellvertreter http://www.winvistaside.de/

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I am using the Group Policy Editor to disable Windows Mail and Windows Calendar.

However, both programs are still available. Is the GP Editor completely worthless?

Answer:Cant Disable Windows Mail/Calendar with Group Policy Editor?

Jaxel said:

I am using the Group Policy Editor to disable Windows Mail and Windows Calendar.

However, both programs are still available. Is the GP Editor completely worthless?



Actually it is not completely worthless I have been able to disable the Action center in taskbar notification area. Windows 10 is not going to let anyone uninstall the built in Apps. They a designed to sink devices that run the os or otherwise connect. I agree it would be nice if we could have the option to configure. I personally am ready to go back to windows 7 or 8.1.. I guess WE could log in with a Local account and just never use these apps, or maybe if we keep trying someone will figure out a way to uninstall what we want to...

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when i log in my pc on network then it change my local adm password.How i can disable this.pl help me.

Answer:How to disable local administrator password change group policy

I'm not sure what you mean. Simply logging onto your PC shouldn't change the admin password. It is also recommended to not use the Admin account for general use.

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I'm trying to get rid of the pop-up that Internet Explorer gives that tells me that I can speed up my browsing by disabling add-ons. All the googling I've done tells me to run gpedit.msc and go to Administrative Templates ? Windows Components ? Internet Explorer and enable "Disable add-on performance notifications". I've run gpedit.msc and searched through the options, and no-where can I find "Disable add-on performance notifications". The only option that mentions add-ons is "Do not allow users to enable or disable add-ons". I've opened that up just in case the option I want is hidden within that, but it doesn't seem to be.

Can anyone tell me where to find this option, or if it could be called something else?

I run Windows 7 64 home premium (I followed some instructions I found on the net to enable gpedit.msc as it is generally only available on Windows 7 Professional) and Internet Explorer 9.

Answer:Can't find "Disable add-on performance notifications" in Group Policy settings

DownloadAddons fixLaunch it,click YESRestart the PC and see if that works

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Hi,
On windows 2012 server with active directory.
we would like to have a policy which will not allow user to use shift+delete in any desktop.
purpose is to avoid accidently deletion of file from users (don't want to allow users to delete any file from a client machine)

Regards,
Lakshmikanth

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Just installed windows 10 tonight and seems like all security programs installed or tried to download get this "This program is blocked by group policy.  For more information, contact your system administrator"

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Hi,

My Windows 7 Pro PCs were unable to disable task manager in Group Policy.
Our company domain controller is running on Windows Server 2003 SP2.
Even though we have set "Disable Task Manager" in Group Policy Management but it never takes effect by "Greying Out" those PC task manager.

Is there any incompatibility between Win7 and Win Server 2003 SP2.

It is very weird that our test virtual PC was able take effect.

Please advise.
 

Answer:Windows 7 Pro unable to disable task manager in GPedit and Group Policy

So what you are saying is that even though you have deployed this GPO, the target users can still launch the Task Manager using CTRL+ALT+DEL, or Run...taskmgr, or CTRL+SHFT+ESC?
 

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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.
Thanks.

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The policy, located at User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Internet Explorer\Search: Disable Find Files via F3 within the browser, does not work for IE11. This policy was designed only for IE5 and IE6

I've also attempted adding a registry entry:
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Restrictions\NoFindFiles
Type: DWORD
Data: 1


This has not worked either to disable it.

The environment is composed of a 2012r2 Active Directory system with Windows 7 and above workstations.

Does anyone have any solutions to implement this for the latest version of IE?

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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 friends,
My Lab adminitrator has blocked the Group Policy.and blocked PLUG & PLAY devices.
i want to use USB drive. Someone plz help me
 

Answer:Access Group policy

Help you how?
Such policies are common, and have been approved by the courts.
Limiting Plug and Play devices is often required by insurance companies, and common sense.
Companies have to protect their data. They have to block opportunities for theft of valuable company information, as well as to prevent infestations that can be destructive.
Have you tried a simple discussion with your Lab administrator?
There is not much we can do to help you with a company policy, unless you have something more specific. You might start by telling us what you want to use a USB drive, and how it benefits the company.
 

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Hi,
I am unable to open AVG as I get an error message that it is blocked by Group policy. I have tried to complete a system restore but this doesn't work either and it doesn't fully complete.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version:
Processor:
Processor Count:
RAM:
Graphics Card:
Hard Drives:
Motherboard:
Antivirus: None
Thanks
Matt
 

Answer:AVG access blocked by group policy

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Answer: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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I want remove the checkmark on "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer"
how can I do this when a group policy has it faded out?
Thx
Russ
 

Answer:how to over-ride a group policy on remote access?

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Hi,

I have a home system running Vistas Home Premium. Restore has been on since I got this system a few years back. It's saved my butt a few times.

However when I went to restore from an earlier date 4 days ago it told me restore was turned off. And when I try to turn it on group policy blocks me. I tried typing in “gpedit.msc” (as suggested in a few help web sites) in the search area and it finds nothing.

Another site gave step by step instructions about going into regedit to the restore folder and what to delete. I deleted the files it said to there and it changed nothing.

I’ve also seen suggestions to go into local security but that is not coming up under the Admin page.
I am Admin so have full access but it's not letting me do a thing to correct this.

I have done full scans with MalWareBytes and Super Anti-Spyware Pro and Ad-Aware. They all come back clean.

My system has been acting wonky for a week or so now - Firefox randomly freezes and closing it does not fully close it. I have to go into Task Manager and end the .exe program manually now. The system quit seeing my router so the home network is gone (I tried all the trouble shooting tasks) and it has now decided I need to log into my DSL account each time I want to websurf and before you would just turn on the system, click on Firefox and away it went.

Which is why I was hoping to restore from a earlier date and how I found out that is no longer an option. I know my older restore point... Read more

Answer:Group Policy denying restore access.

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Hello,

Just have a quick question. I am trying to find a way to restrict my local client machines from accessing Windows Firewall. I could not find anything in Group Policy to stop access to the Windows Firewall. I know there is a policy to restrict access to the control panel altogether but I do not want to do that.

Any and all thoughts/Suggestions are much appreciated :cool
Thanks,

-A
 

Answer:Restricting Access to FireWall via Group Policy

im looking at my gpos and found it.

if you go into your gpo editor, computer config, admin templates, network, network connections, windows firewall, domain.

windows firewall: protect all network connections set to disabled. which will, i believe, still allow users to access the windows firewall but settings will be grayed out.

give that a try.
 

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Group Policy wont let me access anything on my computer, i can't disable anything or even start in Safe Mode...
 
I ran the FRST64 Program with the Addisiton.txt checked.. these are the results..
 
Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST.txt) (x64) Version: 11-03-2015
Ran by Brody Bassage (ATTENTION: The logged in user is not administrator) on BRODYBASSAGE-PC on 10-04-2015 21:27:25
Running from C:\Users\Brody Bassage
Loaded Profiles: Brody Bassage (Available profiles: Brody Bassage)
Platform: Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 (X64) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
Failed to access process -> smss.exe
Failed to access process -> avgrsa.exe
Failed to access process -> avgcsrva.exe
Failed to access process -> csrss.exe
Failed to access process -> wininit.exe
Failed to access process -> csrss.exe
Failed to access process -> services.exe
Failed to access process -> lsass.exe
Failed to access process -> lsm.exe
Failed to access process -> winlogon.exe
Failed to access process -> svchost.exe
Failed to access process -> svchost.exe
Failed t... Read more

Answer:Group Policy wont let me access anything on my computer. PLZ HELP

Greetings bass1512 and to BleepingComputer's Virus/Trojan/Spyware/Malware Removal forum.My name is Oh My! and I am here to help you! Now that we are "friends" please call me Gary.If you would allow me to call you by your first name I would prefer to do that. ===================================================Ground Rules:First, I would like to inform you that most of us here at Bleeping Computer offer our expert assistance out of the goodness of our hearts. Please try to match our commitment to you with your patience toward us. If this was easy we would never have met. Please do not run any tools or take any steps other than those I will provide for you while we work on your computer together. I need to be certain about the state of your computer in order to provide appropriate and effective steps for you to take. Most often "well intentioned" (and usually panic driven!) independent efforts can make things much worse for both of us. If at any point you would prefer to take your own steps please let me know, I will not be offended. I would be happy to focus on the many others who are waiting in line for assistance.Please perform all steps in the order they are listed in each set of instructions. Some steps may be a bit complicated. If things are not clear, be sure to stop and let me know. We need to work on this together with confidence.Please copy and paste all logs into your post unless directed otherwise. Please do not re-run any programs I suggest. If you encounter prob... Read more

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Windows XP won't let me access the Group Policy Editor by typing gpedit.msc into the Run Dialogue. Is there a way to find it in the system files? Or am I out of luck?
 

Answer:Solved: Can't access Group Policy Editor

You're out of luck if you have XP Home. No GP in there.
 

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I've tried about every method to access Group Policy Editor but it keeps saying snap in restricted by administrator. I've tried using cmd but its disabled by system administrator also regedit.exe so I don't know what to do, would like to know if theres
anything that i can do.  Thanks.

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Hi Guys Don't know how advanced you all are, but I have done a quick search on the forum and cant find anything. Anyway here goes, at work we have ordered 100 usb keys with encryption software pre installed by the vendor. When you put the keys into the machine as a standard user logged on to XP they can see the encryption software but when they run it its like they have read only access so they cant type password format the keys etc etc. We have now tried a second application with exactly the same results.So I'm thinking as we have group policy's setup it must be some rights to the keys that are blocking the registry being written to or its trying to write to the C: drive.Oh yeah if you run it as admins it works fine, and no giving all the users admin rights is not an option.Most of the team have had a look at this but know one can work out a solution. Any suggestion at all, I have trailed the Internet and haven't found anything last resort is a forum.

Answer:Group Policy blocking USB access?? Any ideas

"standard user logged on to XP" - Administrator, Limited, Guest?

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I have a Dell Vostro running Xp Pro SP3. I was trying to disable Autorun for all devices using the Group Policy editor. I ran gpedit.msc, Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System. Right-moused on Turn Off Autoplay, clicked Properties. It says Not Configured. I clicked "enabled" and "all devices". Then, if I either click Ok or Apply, I get a message that says "The Group Policy snapin was unable to save your changes due to the following error: Access is denied".

I am logged on as the Administrator.

How can I get around this?

TIA.
 

Answer:Access denied saving Group Policy changes

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I want to disable the default reboot after Windows runs unattended updates as this often prevents my overnight backup from running.

I have tried using the gpedit.msc routine to access the Local Computer Policy Editor but apparently that does not work in Win 7 Home Premium which I have.

Is there a manual way I can disable the reboot function?

Answer:Can't access Local Group Policy Editor

Hello Franco, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The Windows 7 Home Premium edition doesn't include the Local Group Policy Editor. However, you can use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to disable the automatic restart for Windows Updates instead.

Windows Update - Enable or Disable Automatic Restart

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Okay, here's the story:

I was playing COD4, and my system froze. Upon startup, windows couldnt start either then...odd. So I tried 'safe mode', and it still froze when loading 'Mup'.

So something in my windows system is toast. I dont have a floppy drive, so I never made an automated recovery disk, which might help in this case, but I tried this:

I figured I can just F-disk and start over (like I usually do every 6-9 months), but I want to pull all the data off of that drive. So I 'hot swapped' it onto another computer: I booted another SATA drive computer's windows system, and then plugged in the drive from the system that crashed.

Hey, it worked... or so I thought. The drive showed up, and I started to get into the files. It wouldnt let me into my own documents and settings though, so I had to use 'search' to get into my files. Great... I can see all my files, and they are all still there. The problem is that I cant get into any of them because I didnt boot from the same drive... the 'permissions' of an NT file system must mean I cant get into the data on the crapped out drive. What can I do to get around this? Is there some way to allow access to these files, or am I going to need someone I know to rip apart this drive with some expensive software?

To make matters worse, I tried hooking up the drive back to the old computer to see what, if anything might have changed. Now, the hard drive isnt even recognized a... Read more

Answer:How to access hard drive 'permissions', XP pro

I believe you need to login as administrator and "take ownership" of the files folders you want to access.
 

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With my W7 residing on it's own on a new SSD drive, now I want to be able to fully access my 2nd drive, my old XP drive from the default Admin acct. created on W7 initial install.

I can read from the 2nd HDD, copy to the new drive, but can't read / write, it just says I don't have permission.

My research so far reveals this TrustedInstaller does not give full blown permissions to a 2nd drive in a situation like this. I am thinking there has to be a way around this without having to be logged in as the built-in Admin always. I just haven't found it yet. It's rather confusing this security and file permissions. I ran into this problem with XP before when I took and switched out disks, and I just had to reset the permissions globally for the entire disk somehow.

I might log in again as the built-in admin and see if it gives me options to change settings for the acct. I think that is the way...

Answer:Setting permissions to access old drive

Everything I tried so far doesn't work, I don't understand why I can access just fine from built-in Admin but no amount of settings seems to give my user admin acct. access to the old HDD

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I am trying to remotely access drives from my one computer to my laptop in order to transfer files with more ease than running back and forth, burning, copying, etc. The method I am using is simple enough. The drives are set for administrative share [c$, d$, etc]. And I am accessing through the run command via \\REMOTE_IP\c$. I am definately pinging the computer correctly because a dialog box opens, however this is where the problem begins. The dialog box does not let me switch to an administrative account. It only shows "Guest" in the login name. I dont have the guest account even activated on my main Desktop CPU and I wont have much access without administative rights. I was just wondering what could be making it so that I cant login under my main administative name.
My desktop is using WinXP pro. Laptop is using XP home. Not sure if this fact matters but the desktop is using internet connection sharing that is feeding a router, which in turn is giving wireless internet to my home network wherein my laptop is connected. Also, I can access remote desktop easily enough but even with disk drives shared they do not show up on the remote computers "My Computer" folder. if anyone can give my some ideas on how to fix my problem it would be much appreciated. Thank you.
 

Answer:Remote Drive access permissions

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This post is aimed at emerraldnzl as it appears he did such a good job on the below post where swearley18 seemed to have the exact same problem I am having.

http://forums.techguy.org/virus-other-malware-removal/1137153-avg-access-blocked-group-policy.html

I refrained from performing the exact same steps due the below warning posted. Hence I am asking for my own instance.

NOTICE: This script was written specifically for this user, for use on that particular machine. Running this on another machine may cause damage to your operating system

My computer will no longer allow me to run AVG or system restore. It also does not allow me to update Malwarebytes (had to do it in Safemode w networking) I really haven't noticed any issues showing up on my computer but I was alerted when the OS told me I wasn't running any antivirus software any longer.
Below is what it shows in event viewer as to why AVG won't start.

Access to C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2015\avgui.exe has been restricted by your Administrator by location with policy rule {00c62e4e-ba2f-44de-aee9-68feefbebba7} placed on path C:\Program Files\AVG\
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

Attempting System Restore pops us a message that says it has been turned off by a group policy.

Malwarebytes does not detect any issues. I also ran Trend Micro's Housecall and it did not detect any issues.

Below is my TSG info. I realize I need a new computer b... Read more

Answer:AVG access blocked by group policy - possible ZeroAccess infection???

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My wife has just turned on her computer and it came up with a blue screen and stating that it was inspecting repairing c Drive.
It then went to the login/password screen and after entering her password it returned the following message
"Group Policy Client Service Access Denied"
We can no longer sign in to use the PC which is running windows 8.
All help most appreciated

Answer:Group Policy Client Service Access Denied

I have never had this problem before but my opinion is that the User Profile has been corrupted.
If you can access SAFE MODE then take a look in this LINK Group Policy Client Service There is a link in there to "repairing" a corrupt profile. I hope this will help.

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I have a Windows 7 laptop, I haven't been able to log in to my laptop because it keeps saying "Group Policy Failed to Start, Access is Denied." this is my ONLY account on my laptop plus its an ADMINISTRATIVE account, I've tried installing a new driver for Group Policy, that didn't work (via safe mode), I've tried creating a new account through safe mode, it still doesnt work. Please help??
 

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My wife has just turned on her computer and it came up with a blue screen and stating that it was inspecting repairing c Drive.
It then went to the login/password screen and after entering her password it returned the following message
"Group Policy Client Service Access Denied"
We can no longer sign in to use the PC which is running windows 8.
All help most appreciated

Answer:Group Policy Client Service Access Denied

Try clearing the volatile memory, switch off pc (if you can't do it normal way then hold in the power button -about 10 secs - till it powers down) take out plug from wall socket. Now hold in the pc's power button for about 30 secs to discharge any residual electric and clear ram memory.
Plug it back in, switch on and boot up.
Post back if you still have same message/problem logging in.

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Hello:

Once a month, I backup my laptop's files to an external hard drive. But, about three months ago, my company enabled Group Policy to where none of us employees are able to plug external hard drives into our USB ports.

Is there a way of overriding this policy?

If not, is there a way that I can find the local administrator password, so that I can login without being on the domain, plug in my external hard drive, and back up my files?

Thanks!

backinthe1980s

Answer:How to Override Group Policy Preventing Access to USB Ports

Welcome to Seven Forums.

I am afraid that this forum cannot help you to override your Company's/administrator's policy. That is also my policy .

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On Windows Vista and 7, there is a screen, which asks for an administrators authentication whenever something needs editing on the system (such as installing stuff). I have a GPO (group policy object) for all the workstations, and I've navigated to "Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> User Rights Assignment". Is there a setting that let's the specified users/groups authenticate on the Windows Vista/7 administrator screen (as described at the begining), without them actually being administrators?
 

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I have set some access limits on some programs, but the user that has the limits can run the Local Group Policy Editor and change the settings. How do I prevent access by other users to the Local Group Policy Editor?

Thanks for the help.

Answer:How do I limit access to the Local Group Policy Editor?

Hello Runandnottire, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The only way to do so would be to change their account type from administrator to standard user.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello. I am looking for a way to prevent writing to all removable devices. I have found the setting in group policy and enabled it. However, admin credentials are requested and if entered correctly, the user can write to the external drive. I want to configure this to allow writing to a removable device ONLY if the user is in the correct security group or a member of the domain administrators. In other words, this policy would apply to all users and be denied to the security group. Thanks for your time.

Almost forgot: We are still in a 2003 domain, although most of our DCs are now Windows 2008 R2. This policy would apply only to users logging in to our Windows 7 machines.

Answer:Group Policy to Deny Write Access to USB Devices

From Disable-Enable USB sticks and limit access to USB storage devices ? 7explications's Blog






Quote:
Block USB in Windows 7 using Group Policy
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Removable Storage Access
Removable Disks: Deny execute access Enabled
Removable Disks: Deny read access Enabled
Removable Disks: Deny write access Enabled

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HI,

i'm a newbie year, would anyone pls. help me in removing zero access on my laptop. My avg cannot open as it is blocked by group policy.

Was reading the same thread and download the farbar scan tool and have generated a FRST.txt and Addition.txt.

pls. see below;

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x86) Version: 18-02-2015 01
Ran by cadettesam1 (administrator) on ITD-R on 19-02-2015 15:56:19
Running from C:\Users\cadettesam\Desktop\Bonus
Loaded Profiles: cadettesam1 (Available profiles: user0821 & cadettesam1 & itdept & carlo)
Platform: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 (X86) OS Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/

==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================

(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)

(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgrsx.exe
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG2012\avgcsrvx.exe
(ASUSTeK Computer Inc.) C:\Windows\System32\FBAgent.exe
(ASUS) C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATK Hotkey\AsLdrSrv.exe
(ASUS) C:\Program Files\ASUS\ATK Package\ATKGFNEX\GFNEXSrv.exe
(Apple Inc.) C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
(AVG Technologies CZ, s.r.o.) C... Read more

Answer:AVG access blocked by group policy - possible ZeroAccess infection???

Your system is infected, unfortunately there is also illegal software installed and running, that software was originally designed to crack Microsoft Office, currently it can also be used to crack Windows OS.

Task: {14EC2802-8C57-4899-9724-E34188C0EDC5} - System32\Tasks\AutoKMS => C:\Windows\AutoKMS\AutoKMS.exe [2013-03-10] ()
Task: C:\Windows\Tasks\AutoKMS.job => C:\Windows\AutoKMS\AutoKMS.exeClick to expand...

We cannot offer any further help whilst such software is installed and running....

Thank you,

Kevin.
 

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One of my user accounts have been getting the error above after a shutdown.
I tried system restore but it did not work.
I have tried disabling non-windows service on startup and that didn't work
Can someone help me please!!

Answer:The Group Policy failed the logon. Access Denied

Here are instructions on how to fix it, or at least, how I fixed a computer at school once.

1. Logon to the machine with a machine administrator account (assuming this issue is with a domain account, if not logon to the machine using another account with administrative privilege).
2. Move the machine to a workgroup from domain. (If it was part of one workgroup then change it to another one or join a domain.) You could do this through Control Panel\System and Security\System and then Change Settings.
3. Restart the machine and logon with a machine administrator account.
4. Delete your user profile data (or move it a different location) completely from c:\users. "C" in my case is system directory but if you have a different one then use that one.
5. Join the machine back to domain account (or to workgroup that the machine was originally joined to), and restart the machine.
6. Logon with your domain account that you were having trouble with. Keep fingers crossed.
If all goes well, you should be logged on.

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Hi,

I need to allow access for one make of USB on our PC's and block all other makes from being used.

Can I use Win7 local policy to achieve this.

Many Thanks

Answer:Win7 local policy for access to a specific USB pen drive.

Interesting question and I don't have an answer for you with respect to a local policy setting achieving this. But I wonder if an antivirus app might handle such a request - to an extent. What antivirus tool is being used? Also, is this restriction being implemented in a home or business setting?

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help m out pleeeeeaaaase i unticked all permissions to my hard drive,,i can not change the settings because i have no access since i unticked even the administrator permissions

Answer:unticked all permissions,can not access hard drive

An external drive? Or a data partition on internal disk? Or system partition with win7?

Did you change permissions on root of that partition?

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I have recently upgraeed to Windows XP and have four user accounts: mine (the administrator) and three limited user accounts. I have installed my CD recording software from my admin account and all the other users can see it and run it. However, when they start it up, they get a message to say:"Uner Windows NT4/2000 burn rights are required by Nero to access CD Recorders and CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drives. Please ask your system administrator for a permission to use Nero".Can anyone tell me what this means? How can I give the other users the necessary permissions to run the software properly and record CDs using the computer's CD recorder?

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I have lost access to my C:\ and the control editor on my computer. When I try to change the advanced security settings of my C:\, it says click continue to attempt the operation with administrative permissions, when I do this the window freezes there is a very long delay followed by the message: Can't open access control editor: Access is denied. Please help me

Answer:I have lost Access to my C Drive, and cannot change permissions

Hi! All though I have never had your issue, this is what search turns up. Maybe other members will have better answers for you latter.
Welcome to the forum! Are you running W10? Also what devise are you asking about and how long have you had this problem? http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...b-16b219aaf162

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So, I'm an idiot. I need someone to help me reset ownership and permissions for the c: drive on a hdd. I'm not well versed in cmd so I can't seem to figure it out.

My bf's laptop overheated (so I thought, he was streaming a baseball game, not much else I think, when it shut down unexpectedly last night) and wouldn't reboot. It displayed the Toshiba logo, but when that disappeared the dos type text cursor appeared and then stopped moving, where it normally blinks a few times before showing the windows logo, logging on, etc.

He's using a Toshiba A665-S6095 laptop purchased in 2010. HDD most recently replaced about a year ago with new drive. Running Win 7, i5 processor. Used mostly for web surfing, word processing, nothing taxing.

I somehow got it up boot into windows from the 'incorrect shutdown' menu (repair, safe mode, start noramlly, etc.), and decided to restart thinking it would be fine, but again wouldn't boot just like last night. I connected it to my own laptop with a sata cord and was able to see the drive and all its contents. I ran chkdsk in cmd and found no errors, but when I tried to run /fixboot it gave me an access denied error. I did some searching and thought I could change permissions to get recboot to work, and found these instructions (method 1):

Access denied on external hard drive. - Microsoft Community

I should have known better when the cacls promt came up with ARE YOU SURE? but I did it anyway.

After this I put his hdd back in his lapt... Read more

Answer:Restore Access Permissions on C: Drive after changing in cmd

Boot into System Recovery Options via F8 or disk to run System Restore as far back as necessary.

Go over your install or try other Troubleshooting steps from tutorials linked beneath my wave pic below.

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Here's the deal, I was attempting to set permissions on my two NTFS formatted external harddrives and essentially deny users and guests the right to create/delete any files on the drive but I guess it somehow managed to restrict that right for EVERYONE. Not even in safe mode as the Adminstrator can I even look at the permissions and apparently it will not even allow me to open any files either. I cannot copy files to another drive and I cannot open or run any executables.

Is there any way at all for me to reset the permissions for this particular drive or perhaps alter them to work the way that they rest of them work for me. I can't for the life of me understand how the Administrator cannot access the files on a folder and I don't exactly know what higher privileged user type exists. I really don't want to have to reformat the drive because it's got about 350 gigs of videos/music/programs.
 

Answer:Solved: Administrator cannot access permissions for a drive.

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(EDIT) Fixed it myself, thanks for the potential help tho!

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Now what?
Tried system restore, again. At least once a week now.
The real question is WHY!!!??? Why at all? Why all the time. Vista has been the MOST frustrating operating system we have owned. Almost 20 years with computers, and I can't believe I keep buying Microsoft. OMFG....
At least once a week we have issues. Compatibility, profiles deleted, uploaded files just gone for no reason, login failed. Our frustration has finally peaked.
How do we get this POS working again?

Answer:The group policy client failed the logon. Access is denied?

Hello FedUpVistaSucks,
Can you provide some system specs, thanks.
Do you have a Vista DVD/CD ?.
Can you get in via safe mode ?.
When we get a bit more info, we can get into it.

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Hello everyone, I have two computers, both running windows 7 (one is 64bit and the other one is 32bit) connected via LAN and also via wifi. One of them has the entire local drive shared with full allowance to everyone (full control). I decided to remove those permissions and set full control to "deny". Then, I had to cancel the task and decided to resume later. WRONG, now I lost access to that drive, even though I can access some files. When I try to get into the drive, an error message pops up saying " C: is not accesible. Access is denied. I made some research and it seems to be a common problem, but every step I followed didn't work. It shows as 0 bytes and security options shows nothing but "You don't have permission to view or edit this object's permission settings". I've tried taking ownership, even in safe mode and as administrator, not to avail. It keeps saying "access denied" I also tried setting a hidden administrator account, but account manager is "not available for my system" When I did those unfortunate changes, it was not from that computer but from the other one, I think it might be the reason. Now I can't access my local drive nor change anything. Please, help me, I can't find a solution to this mess!!
Thanks

Answer:Changed sharing permissions, now I can't access local drive

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

Take Ownership Shortcut

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I have been struggling with this problem for the past day and its driving me insane. This problem occured suddenly for one of my customers and I can't figure out what's causing this at all! HELP! Check out the screenshot

Just to let ya know I have tried the registry fix with the upper and lower filters and it doesn't work. I've also tried creating another user account, which makes no difference along with uninstalling the drive in safe mode and letting it reinstall in normal. The drive is functional in safe mode.
 

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Hi,

I have 4 partitions c:, d:, e:, f:
Since today I was using Windows Vista but today I formatted my c: drive and installed Windows 7.

And now I can not access my d: drive with Windows 7
When I was using Vista I remember I edit some drives user permissions to be not accessed from other users and people on the network.

I am not sure If the problem is because of that right now?
I booted my laptop with [email protected] Boot Disk which is a live CD and I can access and browse my D: drive with it.

But Windows 7 tells me Location is not available. E:\ is not accessible. Access is denied.

I am also attaching 3 pictures to show how it looks like..

Thank you for you time and help!

Answer:Can't access a drive which was edited before by Vista user permissions

Well now you have to reset the permissions.

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hi, thanks for taking the time to look at my problem.

basically what's wrong is that every time i try to log into my user's profile i get a message saying 'Group Policy Client Service Failed the logon - Access Denied' and then am prevented from logging in. if anyone can help me resolve this issue i would be very grateful. thank you.
 

Answer:Group Policy Client Service Failed the logon - Access Denied

Can you provide more details about your setup?

Is this a domain or local account? What Windows Group(s) is it a member of? Do you have other accounts that you can log into?

And just to be sure, have you applied all Vista updates?
 

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It seems I had some sort of Trojan/Virus at some point. Looks like I got rid of it for the most part considering Malwarebytes and Kapersky no longer pic up any sort of inefection. However it left some lasting damage in the form of that error message that I get when I try to log on my main user.
I can still access it in safe mode but that is it.  Only thing I was able to do so far was just create an entirely new user with admin rights and transfer everything from one to the other. However now with this new user I keep getting a counterfeit windows error that won't go away. So fixing my orignal one and regaining access to it would be nice. All attempts so far have failed so any help at all would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:The group policy service client failed the logon. Access in denied

Hi -EDIT - Please click on Follow this topic at the top Right side, and select Instantly -You can post these one at a time if it is easier for you -   Download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE* Save it to your Desktop.* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.Note: If a security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.    Please download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop and run it.Close any Firefox browsers you may have openCheckmark the following boxes:•Flush DNS•Report IE Proxy Settings•Reset IE Proxy Settings•Report FF Proxy Settings•Reset FF Proxy Settings•List content of Hosts•List IP configuration•List last 10 Event Viewer log•List Installed Programs•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.•List Minidump Files Click Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt).    Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free (aka MBAM)* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish.* If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.* Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then cl... Read more

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i'm facing one issue with the roaming profile, when i'm trying to login on all machines (7 machines about) i receive  this error message ''
The Group Policy Client service failed the logon. Access denied.

your help please.

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Hey,

All of our computers at work have Windows 7 Ultimate x64 and are connected through Server 2008. One computer, which I recently imaged and deployed, is having an issue connecting to network folders. The strange thing is that all networked drives are set for access through group policy. The computer in question is able to access allowed folders but, when I go to the main computer screen, instead of seeing Network on the left hand sidebar, I see Computers and Devices. Also, the machine will not allow anyone, even administrators, to map a network drive. The user also cannot access files from links in emails - i.e. drive:\folder\file. I'm wondering if there is some glitch in the policy or should I just re-image the machine. My boss wants to avoid the re-imaging but, even going through Network Troubleshooting, we can't seem to locate the problem.

Answer: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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I only have one account on my computer and its my administrative account. When i try to log on this message pops up and it: Group Policy Client Service Failed the logon Access Denied and then it logs me out i cant even enter my computer

I would really appretiated if someone could tell me how to fix it without having to send in my computer for repair and paying 200 something dollars.

Thanks for the help

Answer:Group Policy Client Service Failed the logon Access Denied

When did this problem begin?
You can try a system restore thru WIN RE.

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I am a system administrator. In My organization we have few users who frequently getting the group policy error When they login into their respective machine. They are able to login after typing password multiple times and some times its works after
reboot. We have recreated the uses profiles multiple times and also replaced laptops.

We have also tried to rename the roaming profile of the users in the server. Issue occurs everyday when they login for the first time and for some users it happens when ever they unlock the machine. 

Client OS :  win 8.1
Profile : Roaming 
Can you please help me on this ?

Thanks in Advance :) 

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I have windows 7 and when I turn my dell  laptop on this is the message i get after entering my password. My computer works in safe mode but not in normal mode. How do I get rid of this with out loosing everything on my computer?

Answer:the group policy client service failed the logon. Access is denied

Hi,
Before going any further, I would like to verify these situations:
1 Did this issue appear before?
2 Did your PC in a domain?
 
I suggest to perform some tests which mention in:
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/itprovistaapps/thread/c88515b4-4be7-4f6f-9988-80f8a5683b41
Even though they are for Vista, they should be applicable to Windows 7 too.
 
If this issue persists, you can try to make a system restore:
Perform a system restore in WinRE
  1) Restart PC
  2) Press “F8” and select “Repair Your computer”
  3) choose System Restore.
 
Also this link may helpful to you:
 http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itpronetworking/thread/5d8d1157-88a3-43e7-a248-6bb9a960b30f
 
Hope it helps.
 
Regards,
Leo  
Huang
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Please help i have done many searches and i can't seem to find anything to fix my issue.
My computer said it needed to do an update so i let it run the update and it prompted to restart the computer so i did that, i logged to my user account which is the administrator account and it said it didn't recognize my user profile so i was using a temp profile. Somehow my computer was unplugged and when i started it up it brought me to the user log in page i tried to log in and it says group policy client service failed log on access is denied. I can log on the standard user account but not my account which is the administrator account. But i can log on to the administrator account in safe mode. I don't understand and need lots of help to get back in to my account...
 

Answer:group policy client service failed logon access is denied

Go into Safe Mode as admin and try a System Restore : Start button / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / System Restore.
 

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I would greatly appreciate any assistance.

I got the dreaded "User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile" screen 2 days ago. I saw google updater briefly before my system restarted and I've read that may be a cause. Anyway, I was able to back up most of my files. I restarted my laptop and to my surprise, it was back except the theme was different and couldn't be altered which I could deal with. A few other things were off but it was usable.

Unfortunately, a little before midnight, there was a power outage. My laptop has a dead battery (well almost dead so it gives you about a minute) so I just shut down without closing each program one by one. I force quit but it did shut down on its own. The power came back on but I got the following error when I tried to login this afternoon.

"The Group Policy Client service failed the logon. Access is denied"

I'm running Vista Ultimate. I could not get past the login screen. I could login in as guest but I only had one administrator account. I was able to boot in safe mode and my files are still there. I was even able to export my Firefox history, save my passwords and do a back up of that. I created a new administrator account in safe mode. I was able to login and use my laptop normally (connect to internet etc) but of course, it's not my real account.

I do not have the cd that the laptop came with because it was a hand-me down, come as is. I've been using it since 2006. I cannot do a system restore,... Read more

Answer:The Group Policy Client service failed the logon. Access is denied

Lets hope with a little luck the explanation given in this great tutorial resolves your problem.
User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

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I'm creating a local group policy to lock down a Win7 Pro Workstation for use in the Staff room.
It's the first time I've used it, previously I've worked a bit with AD. but I've been following on line tutorials and using google and I'm nearly there with it.
But I'm stuck on one thing. My approach has been to remove access to pretty much everything apart from IE, Firefox and Skype icons on the task bar.
I've got the start menu empty apart from the shutdown button, which is what I want but at the top of the start menu is the users icon/picture thing and if i click on it it takes me to "user accounts". I can't for the life of me work out how to get rid of the picture or just stop this happening.

Can anyone help please?

Answer:How to use Local Group policy to prevent access to User Account settin

Have you tried anything from this thread (especially second page)?

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A computer was handed to me to fix. Well it's a Windows 7 laptop. I'm not actually by it right now so I can not tell you the manufacturer at the moment; but I'll try to explain everything I can.
I usually am very good with this stuff but the thing is, I've only came across an error like once before and I had to wipe the hard drive clean and re install everything. However my friend, she doesn't want me to do that. So. I have to try to save it all.

I've tried a lot I guess. It won't boot in safe mode, obviously, and it won't log at all, obviously. There's no second account. So now you know this. I'll continue on with what I've done.
I've done a couple things, actually. Before I tell you what I've done. I just so happened to be able to get in once. It logged in and said desktop could not be found and all that jazz. I was able to run SuperAntiSpyware and it got tracking cookies and like probably 1 or 2 Trojans and I removed those. Then it restarted and locked out with the same error.
I booted up with Kasperky CD I made a while ago. Didn't help, not really surprised. I went to go do system restore multiple times and none of which worked. There's other things I tried but can't remember at the moment. Honestly. I'm lost on what to do right now. I have no idea how on earth I would fix this.

I can't tell you on the specs on the computer because I can't access it so I can't get them. Also I do not have a disc from Microsoft for windows 7 recovery. I just read that doing t... Read more

Answer:The Group Policy Client Service failed the logon, Access is denied.

You might want to work on the steps here Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot and report your findings.

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