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I am missing networkproviders GPO windows 2008 so I can harden UNC paths per MS515-011
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I'm assuming your referring to :  Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Network/Network Provider

Have you installed the patch and rebooted and that path is not there.
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I installed this https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45547 - the OS said it was already installed...
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Can you verify it shows as installed in Windows Updates, Installed Updates or View Update History.

What OS?  Did you reboot?

Are you working with a domain that uses the Central Store? If so, in the Group Policy editor it will say "Policy definitions (ADMX files) retrieved from the central store" at the end of it.

If that's the case the update includes %SystemRoot%\PolicyDefinitions\NetworkProvider.admx and %SystemRoot%\PolicyDefinitions\YOURLANGUAGE\NetworkProvider.adml files.

Copy to the Central Store (SYSVOL\YOURDOMAIN\Policies\PolicyDefinitions etc) and close reopen the Group Policy Editor.
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by:Harper McDonald
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I am not seeing this "Group Policy editor it will say "Policy definitions (ADMX files) retrieved from the central store" at the end of it."

It does seem to have the correct files...

Screenshot?
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I do see "Policy definitions (ADMX files) retrieved from the central store...but how do I find that or where is is on rather
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by:Harper McDonald
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I might need to reboot around lunch....ill let you know.
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Group Policy editor is the Console where you go to edit GPOs etc.  Sounds like you found it as you saw the Policy Definitions were retrieved from the central store.

Make sure you are running the Group Policy Management console from the server.  On the server check  C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions for NetworkProvider.admx and NetworkProvider.adml.  If present copy them to the server at the location:

%SystemRoot%\PolicyDefinitions\NetworkProvider.admx and %SystemRoot%\PolicyDefinitions\YOURLANGUAGE\NetworkProvider.adml files
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They are there, so maybe a reboot will do the trick...
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Copy NetworkProvider.admx  --->  \\<DOMAIN>\sysvol\<DOMAIN>\Policies\PolicyDefinitions\

Copy NetworkProvider.adml --->    \\<DOMAIN>\sysvol\<DOMAIN>\Policies\PolicyDefinitions\en-US

Did the trick, got to have the path to the central store.   Not to %SystemRoot%.....
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Correct information as the GPO container showed up for configuration after the files where placed in the correct location.
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