Category Archives: GPO

Group policy is not applying/working after patching (GPO Permission issues)

You may face GPO issues after installing Microsoft security patch MS16-072, like Printers installed through group policy is not working, Drive mapping is not working and any other typical GPO  problems caused by group policy settings aren’t getting applied to the client systems, affected operating systems are Windows 8.1& 10, Windows Server 2008 and 2012 … [Continue reading]

How to Import ADMX files for Windows 10

Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) not showing Windows 10 related settings/policies

To manage Windows 10 machines through windows group policy you should have Windows 10 Group Policy (.ADMX) templates files and ADML files to your Windows Server 2003/2008/2012 R2 domain controllers, around 190 different templates are available for Windows 10 which help you to configure different setting on you Windows … [Continue reading]

Install printer through group policy

Deploying printers via group policy using Print Management console, if your not installed Print Management then Install Print Management by adding or updating the print server role through Manage Your Server

Deploying printers through GPO

o Open the Print Management console and select the printer you want to install.

o In the results pane, right-click the printer you want to … [Continue reading]

Issue managing IE configuration through GPO

List of trusted sites went empty recently, yes the Trusted Sites list got empty, it says: “No sites are in this zone” how to resolve this issue

We had an issue like some one edited the default domain policy to update the trusted site list and we have lost entire IE configuration (Like trusted site list) because he used a … [Continue reading]

SYSVOL Folder Structure

About each folder under the SYSVOL share in Domain Controller

SYSVOL folder used to store a copy of the domain’s public files like system policies, Group Policy settings and logon/logoff scripts, which are replicated to all other domain controllers in the Active Directory domain through File Replication Services (FRS), You can find many folders inside the SYSVOL share, I would … [Continue reading]

Why we can’t edit/view windows 2008, Vista and windows 7 GPO settings from windows 2003

Unable to edit/view Group policy settings from windows 2003


If you have mixed environment like Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 then some of the group policy changes need to be configure from windows server 2008 or Windows Vista & Windows 7, you can’t edit or see the policy settings from windows 2003/windows XP because windows server 2008 Group Policies … [Continue reading]

Group Policy 2008 Features

Group Policy 2008 Features: I will discusses about the Group policy changes in windows 2008 server, Microsoft have made some of interesting changes and added new features in Group Policy 2008, first I will list the features and explain one by one

• New Administrative template files (ADMX)
• New Policy settings
    o Power options
    o Block device … [Continue reading]