Group Policy Archive

Setting Default File Associations using Group Policy

You can change the file associations in Windows operating system in several ways. You can configure the application with which you can open certain types of files from the user’s GUI (however this setting will be applied only in the current user’s profile). If you want to associate some

Configuring GPO Proxy Settings for Internet Explorer 11

The article shows how to configure GPO proxy settings for Internet Explorer 11 browser using Active Directory Group Policies. In earlier versions of Internet Explorer (6, 7 and 9) to configure Internet Explorer settings you needed to use the following setting in the Group Policy Editor console: User configuration

How to configure Microsoft Edge Settings Using Group Policy?

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft also introduced its new default web-browser Microsoft Edge. Let’s try to figure out whether it is possible to centrally manage Microsoft Edge Group Policy settings in the enterprise environment. If you open the Local Group Policy Editor console (gpedit.msc) on Windows 10

Allow Non-administrators to Install Printer Drivers via GPO

By default domain users do not have permissions to install the printer drivers on the domain computers and their installation requires the user to have a specific rights (as a rule the local Administrator rights). This is great from the point of security, because installation of the incorrect or

Deploy LGPO with MDT 2013

Local Group Policy (LGPO) of computer is configured through gpedit.msc snap-in, which does not provide the possibility to export/import settings. That’s why when Windows is deploying in a non domain environment (you can’t use domain GPO), Administrator has to configure policies directly in the reference Windows image. In this

Deploy Printers in Domain using Group Policy

One of the most important features of Group Policies usage in Active Directory Domain environment is the possibility to connect a shared network printer on a group of computers or users with just a few clicks. Thus, when a user login to the Windows, assigned network printer will automatically

How to Backup and Restore Group Policy Objects

Group policies have an important role in the Active Directory domain management, their damage or accidental deletion can lead to unpredictable results. Backup of Group Policy objects (GPO) allows you to quickly restore their state and if not — reduce them to minimum size. In addition, backups should be

Configure NTP Time Sync using Group Policy

The Windows Time service (despite its apparent simplicity) is the basis for the normal functioning of Active Directory domain. In properly configured AD environment Time service operates as follows: users computers receive the exact time from nearest domain controller which they are registered, all domain controllers request time from

How to Allow Saved Credentials for RDP Connection

When you are connecting to remote system using native Microsoft RDP client (mstsc.exe), you have the ability to save login credentials in order to not to enter them each time. Also there is one more important thing. If your connection is from domain computer to remote computer in a

Add, modify and delete Registry keys using Group Policy

The settings of most applications and a lot of Windows features do not require centralized management by using Group Policy (GPO). But you have to know, that you can customize their settings through the registry. In this article we will show you how to use Group Policy to manage,