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Group Policy to Switch off Computer Maintenance

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Hi All,


We recently had an issue where a couple of our Windows 7 PC's removed shortcuts from the desktop.  The KB below says I need to Computer Maintenance to Off.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/978980

Any idea where is setting is located in Group Policy?

We are on 2003 functional level, but could go upto 2012 R2 if needed.


Many thanks

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http://www.verboon.info/2010/11/control-windows-7-scheduled-maintenance-behavior-through-group-policy/

The domain functional level doesn't matter for that.
 Just create and link a GPO to your computer OU preferably do this on your 2012 R2 DC. It should hold the most current GPO templates.
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That looks perfect.  but I don't have the Scheduled Maintenance folder with Group Policy on the 2012 R2 server.

Missing GPO
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Check if you have sdiagschd.admx and a matching sdiagschd.adml in your Policy template store

This could be C:\Windows\PolicyDefinition on your 2012 R2 system or if you have a central strore its in the SYSVOL folder (<your domain>\Policies\PolicyDefinitions).

If the template is not there grab them form MS: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=6243

It contains all policy templates for Win 7, just start with the missing one...
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Adding the required templates should work
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