What Is The Canonical Name For Mail In The Control Panel?

When you want to show or hide control panel applets using GPO, the canonical name for the Mail control panel applet is not listed on the Microsoft site. The canonical name for Mail in the control panel is: Mail Literally, it’s just Mail. Just type Mail into the GPO and it will show or hide Mail in the control panel.
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INFO: The User Does Not Have RSOP Data – GPResult

When trying to run gpresult on a Windows 7 PC, you get: INFO: The user “UserName” does not have RSOP data. This is because the user specified has never logged onto the PC before. GPResult will only gather RSOP data from a user profile on the PC and therefore requires the user to have logged onto […]
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How To Remove My Computer From The Start Menu In Windows 7 – GPO

The removal of the My Computer icon from the Windows 7 Start Menu is a strange GPO, because it’s not found under the Start Menu and Taskbar GPO as you’d expect. To remove My Computer from the Start Menu, navigate to the following GPO: User Configuration -> Policies -> Administrative Templates -> Desktop -> Remove […]
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GPO Preferences Registry Wizard HKEY_Current_User Missing

When setting registry settings in group policy preferences, the Registry Wizard doesn’t show the HKEY_Current_User registry hive. HKEY_Current_User is missing because you have selected to connect to the registry of another computer. To set settings in HKEY_Current_User using the Registry Wizard, install RSAT on a computer that you want to get the settings from and launch […]
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How To Add Users To The Local Administrators Group Using GPO

Did you know you can add multiple users to the Local Administrators group using GPO? To add users to the Local Administrators group (or any other group) using GPO: Open Group Policy Management Console Create a new GPO Navigate to Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings ->Security Settings -> Restricted Groups Right click on Restricted Groups Click […]
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Show Lync In Foreground When It Starts GPO

Did you know you can create a GPO to show Lync in the foreground when Windows starts? To create a group policy object that shows Lync in the foreground when the user logs in, create a GPO applying the following registry setting: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Communicator\AutoOpenMainWindowWhenStartup 1 (DWORD) You’ll have to Google how to create a GPO / […]
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What Is Internet Explorer Maintenance Preference Mode In Group Policy?

In group policy, if you right click Internet Explorer Maintenance, you can turn on Preference Mode… So what is Preference Mode? By default, Policy Mode is turned on, which means that whenever users log on, the group policy settings in Internet Explorer Maintenance over-write the users settings. Preference mode allows the user to set their own settings in […]
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Group Policy Printers – The Print Processor Is Unknown

When sharing printers on a print server via group policy, you may get this error: Group Policy object did not apply because it failed with error code ‘0×80070706’. The print processor is unknown. To fix the print processor is unknown error: On the print server edit the properties of the shared printer Click the Advanced […]
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How To Add Trusted Sites To Internet Explorer Via Group Policy

Trusted Sites can be automatically added to Internet Explorer through group policy. To add Trusted Site URLs to Internet Explorer via group policy: Open the Group Policy Management Console and connect to your AD controller Create and link a group policy to an OU containing the users that you wish to add Trusted Sites to […]
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