Whenever I add a Windows 7 machine to the domain it installs Adobe Reader 7.0 (which is incompatible with the OS) and alters the IE proxy server settings to the below.

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Whenever I add a Windows 7 machine to the domain it installs Adobe Reader 7.0 (which is incompatible with the OS) and alters the IE proxy server settings to the below.
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Commented:
Hi,

there is probably a GroupPolicy which adds the settings to Internet Explorer and deploys adobe reader. Have you check the OU where the computer is for Groupolicys?

//Fredrik
Leon FesterSenior Solutions Architect

Commented:
yip, it sounds like a GPO setting,
run gpresult /Z >gp.txt
open the gp.txt file and search to proxy settings or startup installation scripts.
This will tell you in which GPO to look and the settings that needs to be modified.
Craig PaulsenSenior Systems Engineer

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thanks, @ dvt_localboy, that command doesn't seem to work for me,
Anyhow, I think we on the right track with this whole GPO.
I suspect what's happening is that the PC is being joined to the domain, and it inheriting the the computer OU gpo's


 GPO
Am I correct in uderstanding that all machines in the computers OU as above will inherit GPO's listed in right window pane, and if the machine is joined to DC but moved to the Computers64bit OU it will not inherrit the GPO as the block inheritance option is selected?

Kindly advise?
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If you want to know which GPO are applied to computers and users, please launch on the computer gpresult /v >c:\gpresult.txt
You will see all the GPO applied to your computer and your user.
Then, just disable or modify the GPO which applies to Adobe 7 and IE Proxy Settings.

Samuel LEFEBVRE
Leon FesterSenior Solutions Architect

Commented:
GPRESULT definitely ships with Windows 7, so can you tell me what error you get when you try to run the command?

You've got a lot of policies in those OU, and a whole lot more probably exist higher up.
The GPRESULT information will point you directly to the GPO that is causing these application to install.

If inheritance is blocked then only the GPO's specifically applied on that OU level will be applied to the machine.

By default all new computer accounts are stored in the Computers container, which is just off the root of the domain. Containers cannot have GPO's applied to them, so machine that are there won't be applying the GPO's.
Craig PaulsenSenior Systems Engineer

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Commented:
thanks dvt_localboy, GPRESULT definately works, I test this abit later,
Craig PaulsenSenior Systems Engineer

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Commented:
thanks, found the culprit causing this

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