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Local Group Policy, Windows 7 64, not being applied

Posted on 2011-02-26
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Hey guys i change things in my group policy and nothing is being applied. Im trying to lock a machine down and everything was fine and dandy until a program like DEEPFREEZE needs to be able to restart the machine. since local applies to everyone this didn't work to well in my admin account. I have an old image prior to messing around with it so I can always restore. But no matter what I do I cant get my local policy to kick in.

Its like its not updating the policy. I cant get my reboot in start menu back

Computer is part of a domain. but even when logged in under a local admin I dont get my settings back or even applied for that matter.

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Do you have any policy that is denying your group or local policy that is being carried forward?

And does the machine (I should say user) has local admin rights?  
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Yes the user has local admin and is able to edit the policy

no even when I disable EVERYTHING nothing flips back
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Ok my bad so the policy is being applied. I just tried it.

I forgot I tweaked the c:\windows\system32\Group Policy Folder to not include my admin account.

But still my restart shutdown hibernate etc isn't coming back and it should because its all set to not configured.
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Back in the days of XP, there was a setting that some machines freaked (and hibernation was almost impossible) if it was enabled...I'll look and see if there is somthing similar in W7
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I got it figured out but at least you tried. I dont like people that just leave questions open.

Thanks though!
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Good work!

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and this isn't what I was looking for
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Sleep-and-hibernation-frequently-asked-questions
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 because you are talking about the option being missing from the menu correct?
I didn't stumble on that yet...but I believe I know what you were describing.

Thanks though!
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