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Active Directory Group Policy Newbie Questions

conquerdev asked
I have recently implemented Active Directory and learning fast how to use the Group Policy. I have hit a road block on 3 policies and not sure what to do -

1.) Power Management - how can I give the users the ability to manage the computers power settings for stand by, screen saver, etc.

2.) Application Execution - I have a program that works great when executed with a user with admin rights, but that same program with regular users rights will run, but with errors. Not sure how to allow full access to just this software.

3.) IE Desktop Icon - I have changed the policy setting to disable the Hide IE icon, but it will not show up on the desktop.

Any help with this is appreciated.

Thank you,
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Hi conquerdev,

Are you usng Windows XP on your client computers? Power managment is accessible only to members of local Administrators group. You would have to hack the registry to enable changes for standard users.
Link: http://blogs.msdn.com/aaron_margosis/archive/2005/02/09/370263.aspx

Same goes for your second question, if you want to find out which locations is your application accessing while generating errors, use Process Explorer( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx). Then you should change permissions on registry keys or files being accessed.

You can use Group Policy to force hide IE icon, not to force show IE icon.
Link: http://www.theeldergeek.com/hide_internet_explorer_desktop_icon.htm





I really appreciate your response. Your links were very helpful and accurate.

Thank you,

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