Group Policy Archive

Allow non-admins 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 Local GPO with MDT 2013

Local Group Policy 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 tutorial

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 Enable Use of 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,

Configure Legal Notices on Domain Computers using Group Policy

In this article, we are going to show how to configure Legal Notices on domain computer by using Group Policy. So let’s get started. We have our domain controller, which is also our MDT server, and we have a Windows 7 Professional machine, which is added into our domain controller. We are going

How to remove the Welcome to your new Office screen using Group Policies

Hey guys! Today we are going to show you a little bit about MS Office 2013 and Group Policies. We have been deploying MS Office 2013 to some clients and a lot of them have been complaining about this. As soon as you first start Excel, Word or Power

Manage Start Screen with Group Policy in Windows 10

Hello guys! In this tutorial we will show you how to export an existing start screen for Windows 10 and then use the Group Policy to ensure those settings. So basically as you can see you need to create a couple of groups. You can do this in a