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group policy windows 2008 server

Posted on 2011-05-12
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I made a big mistake. I was playing around the group policy. now, when I login as administrator, I cant do anything. Its all restricted. Please help.....

Thank you
Question by:jessiewang
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serchlop earned 2000 total points
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Try log on any computer in the domain, even with the local admin and install the remote server admin pack and then use right click in the group policy manager icon and select run as other user. Select your domain admin user and when prompted select the GPOs for your domain. Edit it or configu the GPO to not apply to domains admins with deny permission in security tab and apply. OrR use the mmc.exe running it as domain admin, when prompted select your domain and configure the gpo you need.

Maybe to run as other user you need to run the following commando in your cliente computer.

runas /user:mydomain\administrator gpedit.msc

This should solve your problem.

here is some info for admin pack

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ID: 35751443
I only have win xp now. And, gpedit.msc is not valid win 32 app. Please help..thank you.


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ID: 35751874
how to add activty diectory in mmc? thank you

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by:fdvfd dfrfv
ID: 35752975
start --> run --> mmc
File --> Add/remove module.
Then add the active directory
This wil only work on a server not on a Windows xp machine.
You can also Deny group policy for Administrators

Use Group Policy Management Console
Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Group Policy Management.
In the console tree on the left, expand Forest.
Expand Domains.
Expand Domain Name.
Expand Group Policy Objects.
Click the Group Policy object that you do not want to apply to administrators.
In the display pane on the right, click the Delegation tab.
Click the Advanced button in the lower-right corner of the display pane.
Click Add, and then type the account name that you do not want the Group Policy object to apply to.
Click OK.

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