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    LOL, thanks guys! When you say it like, it’s so simple…I was over-complicating it in my head. Thanks!

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    in reply to: Drives mapping; printers are not #247233

    Well…turns out, the stupid print spooler service got disabled or something; I forget exactly what my admin said. But it was the spooler service. Thanks all for jumping in!

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    in reply to: Drives mapping; printers are not #247232

    Yo, Blood…

    So, yeah…no. Even when I make the user a local admin, you cannot delete printers pushed out by policy. Bummah.

    Thanks

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    in reply to: Drives mapping; printers are not #247231

    Hi Guys:

    Thanks for chiming in.

    Jeremy first: Yes, the user was fine until about 2 weeks ago. Nope, no policy changes at all.

    Blood: No, I didn’t. I like that idea, though. I’ll give it a shot when I get to the office.

    Keeps those ideas coming, guys!

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    in reply to: Hoo Boy is this annoying… #247230

    Thanks wullieb1; that’s what I’m doing. I guess it makes sense. Thanks

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    Thanks, Jeremy! I assumed the clients would get the suffix from the firewall. I Teamviewered in and added the suffix to their connections and they’re all good now. Thanks again! And thanks biggles for jumping in; never hurts to extra eyes on stuff!

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    in reply to: Disable Outlook 2010 Auto-Complete #247228

    Re: Disable Outlook 2010 Auto-Complete

    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. You given me some good stuff to look at.

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    in reply to: Disable Outlook 2010 Auto-Complete #247227

    Re: Disable Outlook 2010 Auto-Complete

    That is correct, Bertmax, and that is exactly what the script does, is push that key. Still, it does not prevent users from going into options and re-enabling.

    Thanks, though; keep the ideas coming!

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    in reply to: Share a vmdk between 2 VMs? #247226

    Re: Share a vmdk between 2 VMs?

    LOL, no need to apologize. I’d rather have accurate bad news, than inaccurate good news. Thanks again!

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    in reply to: Share a vmdk between 2 VMs? #247225

    Re: Share a vmdk between 2 VMs?

    Joe, you’re killing me with bad news! Better that than hosing everything.

    Thanks!

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    in reply to: Share a vmdk between 2 VMs? #247224

    Re: Share a vmdk between 2 VMs?

    Anybody know anything about this? Looks like just what I’m looking for…

    https://communities.vmware.com/blogs/Abhilash_hb/2013/08/25/clustering-using-sharing-of-vmdks-between-virtual-machines

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    in reply to: Share a vmdk between 2 VMs? #247223

    Re: Share a vmdk between 2 VMs?

    Yes, I did mean “access simultaneously.” Well, too bad for me, then!

    Thanks!

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    in reply to: Multiple threads for same PID on startup… #247222

    Re: Multiple threads for same PID on startup…

    Holy crap! Indeed, system restore is set to run at every system startup. WTF MS???

    Thanks for pointing me to that; let’s see how my startups behave going forward.

    Thanks again!

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    in reply to: Multiple threads for same PID on startup… #247221

    Re: Multiple threads for same PID on startup…

    Thanks for the tips, uk. There is a screenshot, showing that it’s system volume. System restore, huh? That sounds weird, doesn’t it? I suppose it could be writing restore files at startup, but that doesn’t sound likely. And it’s certainly not restoring my system on startup.

    I’ll check msconfig and see if anything jumps out at me.

    Thanks.

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    in reply to: Need to convert guest OS to GPT #247220

    Re: Need to convert guest OS to GPT

    Okay, I’m all good. Just thinking abou it wrong. Didn’t need GPT after all, just a new vhdx volume.

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    in reply to: Maybe a tough one… #247219

    Re: Maybe a tough one…

    I’d like to thank everyone for their input. In the end, it was the multiple gateway thing, so a little bit of extra thanks to tehcamel.

    I love this place!!

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    in reply to: Maybe a tough one… #247218

    Re: Maybe a tough one…

    Thanks, both of you. I wound up out of the office today. I’ll check this stuff tomorrow.

    Thanks again!

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    in reply to: WMI Filtering #247217

    Re: WMI Filtering

    Thanks, Rems. I thought that was going to work, but there’s something screwy going on. Even after deleting the Silverlight_32 policy, it’s still winning. (Although, now that it’s deleted, it shows the SID instead of the name). Weird.

    Well, it’s not a large rollout, so I’ve got the reg keys on a thumbdrive and will just hit the desks and install. I’ll have to sit down and look at this when I get a chance, but I need to roll it out this week, so it’s easier to just do it than troubleshoot it.

    Thanks everybody for your help. (BTW, if anyone can think of why a unlinked, then deleted policy would still be winning, I could sure use the help!)

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    in reply to: WMI Filtering #247216

    Re: WMI Filtering

    Thanks everyone for replying. I did look at item level and did not see a 32/64 filter there. (Under OSes, there are a few 64-bit options, but they’re for Enterprise or Ultimate or 2008 and such. We’re on Pro).

    So, even at item level, it looks like I need the WMI option.

    And, I’m afraid that in my frustration, I left out some info. Okay, here’s the story, as brief as I can be. Please see the attached screens for the keys, paths, etc.:

    So, I was able to get the 64-bit one working just fine, piece of cake, no problem. But, I didn’t know that that was a 64-bit only path as the name Wow6432Node seemed to imply it was for both. So the programmer says: No, this same key also needs to get created under a different path for 32-bit machines. I come back with: Is there any harm, you think, in pushing out both? He thinks not, and I concur.

    So I push out both (all just testing at this point). Now the 32-bit policy is overriding the 64-bit policy. Changing order doesn’t help. I decide I need to do filtering.

    So where I’m at, is: With all 3 of the WMI queries tried, a 64-bit test box is still only getting the 32-bit policy. You can see from the “results” screenshot that the 32-bit policy is winning. I’m assuming that that is because it’s not filtering correctly. I love to assume! (I think I have to assume it’s because of the filtering. If filtering was working, there wouldn’t be a conflict to resolve. Right?)

    So, that’s where I’m at and why I’m here.

    Thanks again, guys!

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    in reply to: Password must meet complexity requirements #247215

    Re: Password must meet complexity requirements

    what about password history? have you used that password as one of your last 3 or 5 passwords? (or whatever the history is set to).

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    in reply to: a permissions tool…? #247214

    Re: a permissions tool…?

    thx, guys. i think accessenum is probably closest to what i’m looking for. still, i wish it were more granular. i would love to select a user, and have it scan the network and just report on that user’s folder/share permissions.

    am i the only guy who thinks that would be a useful tool? in the whole wide world? just me? well, okay.

    thx again!

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    in reply to: a permissions tool…? #247213

    Re: a permissions tool…?

    thx, mhoogev.

    that is actually not what i am asking, though. i don’t want to see folder permissions, i want to see user permissions. like, i click on user joseph bloe, and i can see all the folders/shares he has rights to.

    it’s surprising to me that this is not a part of the windows environment. it’s all just a big relational database of sids, and it works on a folder to see all users who have rights there; why not the other way around? this is something that comes up at work every year or so, and it’s a lot of hunting and pecking to get the answer.

    thx again!

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    in reply to: Problem changing offline folder target #247212

    Re: Problem changing offline folder target

    lol, it took me a sec to find it!

    well, gpo, yeah, sure…but, it’s only a handful of users; we’re not going to force everyone to redirect. like, in xp, it was simple: you right-clicked on ‘my docs’ and select ‘use default.’ it would unsync, bring everything back local, then you could repoint to wherever you wanted.

    in w7, i just cannot figure out how to make w7 forget the old target. i’ve already got the folders copied over, i just need to point to them. so…

    are you saying i can point these select clients (a new ou, of course) to a new location with policy? even if that’s the case, when i disabled syncing, it made the network share home for the docs, instead of the local drive. (grrr…microsoft!!!)

    it’s just so stupid and frustrating. it used to work, and it used to work simply. maybe this is how they bump up the quantity of $259 support calls…

    i know, i’m rambling. sorry.

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    in reply to: new password policy… #247211

    Re: new password policy…

    see, that’s why i come here.

    again, thx for unblinding and educating me!

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    in reply to: new password policy… #247210

    Re: new password policy…

    see, i knew it’d be something stupid and obvious. i got into a mindset, and stayed there.

    dumb question: does that box untick itself after the user changes his password?

    thx, ossian, for all your help!

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    in reply to: password enforcement not working… #247209

    Re: password enforcement not working…

    thx, ossian, good point.

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    in reply to: password enforcement not working… #247208

    Re: password enforcement not working…

    wait a second…

    does “password never expires” in the ad account override gpo password policy?

    a quick google confirms that it does. mystery solved.

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    in reply to: prevent a driver from updating… #247207

    Re: prevent a driver from updating…

    dang! that was looking real good, until i rebooted. windows then reinstalled the driver. dang! (thx, though!)

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    in reply to: prevent a driver from updating… #247206

    Re: prevent a driver from updating…

    wow, that looks really interesting, thx! i’ll post back when i get a chance to implement…

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    in reply to: prevent a driver from updating… #247205

    Re: prevent a driver from updating…

    let’s take these in reverse order…

    ossian: well, rollback is an after-the-fact proposition. i just want to block the driver from getting updated without having to be hands-on every month.

    managor: yes, unistalling works. but, it gets re-installed on every reboot, unless i disable it.

    wullieb1: as far as i know, device drivers are generally not critical, but this update did get pushed via automatic updates, so, maybe it was critical…?

    we do have system center for managing updates. i guess i’ll have to move this one pc into its own group to block this driver. i was really hoping to be able to handle client-side, though.

    so, thanks everybody! if y’all got any more ideas, i’d love to hear ’em!

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