Group Policies

“No such object” when configuring TPM on Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8

Posted by on Feb 13, 2013 in Active Directory, BitLocker, Group Policies | 0 comments

“No such object” when configuring TPM on Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8

Scenario: You have a Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8 computer with TPM and you store your Bitlocker recovery and TPM owner information in Active Directory. When trying to configure the TPM hardware by using tpm.msc you get this error: Turn on the TPM security hardware This computer may require you to change the state of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) manually. To perform this action, try turning on the TPM through the BIOS or performing a firmware update. Consult the computer manufacture’s documentation for instructions. There is no such object on the server. Error code: 0x80072030...

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Various issues after installing Windows Management Framework 3.0 (KB2506143) on computer running SCCM 2012 agent

Posted by on Dec 19, 2012 in Exchange Server, Group Policies, Hyper-V, SC Configuration Manager, Sharepoint Server, Virtual Machine Manager, WMI | 1 comment

Various issues after installing Windows Management Framework 3.0 (KB2506143) on computer running SCCM 2012 agent

Last week I experienced some issues after installing Windows Management Framework 3.0 (KB2506143). I could not manage my Hyper-V Servers (the console kept saying there was no Hyper-V role installed on that server), group policies were not applied and WMI did not work. Group Policy Error in System eventlog (id 1065): The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not evaluate the Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) filter for the Group Policy object CN={AD443F1C-C1B4-201A-B38E-CF596AB23FE6},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=normanbauer,DC=com. This could be caused by RSOP being disabled or...

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How to manage GPOs with vbScript?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2012 in Active Directory, Group Policies, VBScript | 0 comments

How to manage GPOs with vbScript?

You can do really really cool stuff with gpos in vbScript. I will show you how to export reports and give you some examples what else can be done going the vbScript way… The Group Policy Management console in Windows offers you the possibility to export reports about group policy object’s settings to html files – this, for example, is an excerpt of my default domain controllers policy: You can do this (and much more) by script too. Here is how you can do it… You can choose to save this report in a variable to do further processing in your script or you can save it to a file, just...

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How to disable Windows 7’s default printer management?

Posted by on Mar 11, 2011 in Group Policies, Registry | 2 comments

When working with hundreds of computers and users you may have found ‘your’ way of managing printers. But Windows 7 sometimes (may be together with its users) thwart your plans. Since there is a configuration dialog in the start menu called Devices and Printers from where you can “manage default printers” every user can manually select which printer to set as default in a certain network. Well, I don’t want my users to choose which printer they get connected. I want them to use the printer they have at their office! So what now? As far as I know, you cannot...

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