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group policy

i have a window 2k3 domain and a group of users. when this group of users log on to the domain i would like a program to run and hide the start up bar. how can I configure that?

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Netman66Commented:
Hi Katie,

Do you just want to lock the Start Menu?  I'm not sure what you're after.

If you explain just a bit more there might be alternatives to what you want.

NM


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katie_miguelAuthor Commented:
so far that's about it. i want sign a policy to a group. hide the start up bar, and run an exe.
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katie_miguelAuthor Commented:
does GPO apply for NT4 machines?
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bilbusCommented:
no only 2000/xp/2003
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Netman66Commented:
Correct, GPO is for Windows 2000 and above.
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katie_miguelAuthor Commented:
hi,

I figured it out. i installed the gpmc.under the domain -> group policy object, i create new policy, then i edit it, then i use the security filter only apply to the specific group. too bad it does work on NT 4 machines, just have to wait the new OS roll out.

how do i get the point refund?

thanks
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bilbusCommented:
well you still need to apply it to an OU
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Netman66Commented:
Yeah, it doesn't apply to NT4.

Post a Q in Community Support asking what you want.  Link to this question.

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katie_miguelAuthor Commented:
hi bilbus,

thanks for the help, how do i link it to the ou? i haven't figure that out yet. i think it's a better idea to apply it to the ou than group.

hi netman,

thanks for your help too :)
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bilbusCommented:
you need to do both. Also if you apply the settings to users, you need to make changes in the users section. If you make changes in computer sections you need to apply it to computers (you can apply to groups that contain users or computers)

download the group policy management console SP1 form ms website

Once you see that you will understand .. OUs are the top section
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katie_miguelAuthor Commented:
do you need to create OUs in the GPMC? how to link the policy to the existing OU?
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Netman66Commented:
Right-click the GPO under Group Policy Objects.
Select Link to an existing OU.

Follow the prompts.
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katie_miguelAuthor Commented:
i right click the GPO under group policy objects, all i see are edit, gpo status , backup, restore, improt settings, save report, copy, delete, rename, and refresh, i don't see link to an existing OU.
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Netman66Commented:
Oops, my bad...

Right-click the OU you want to link the policy to.
Select Link an Existing GPO.

What was I thinking!!

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bilbusCommented:
you need to make an OU say "computers" and move all the computer acconts there (non servers and domain controlers) Then you make a new GPO, say "enable windows firewall" link that GPO with the OU "computers" Next make a group "firewall enabled" and add all the computers that you want the firewall enabled on into that group. Click the OU  "computers" and choose link existing GPO and link it to the  "enable windows firewall" GPO.

Now edit the GPO's computer section (in this case i am using enable firewall on all connections)

restart opne of the computer two times and you now will have the firewall enabled and forced on.
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bilbusCommented:
My example was for enabling the firewall ... but you can do anything with GP

You can install software, change IE settings, redirect IE favs, desktop, my doc .... 1000's of things
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katie_miguelAuthor Commented:
hey, thanks guys. i have another question posted, would you please take a look? it's a windows NT 4 workstation question, the server service wouldn't start, the error was not enough server storage is available to process this command
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