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Windows 7: Where do i get a reset config file from for GPO?

20 Oct 2012   #1
sevenxbmc

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 Bit)
 
 
Where do i get a reset config file from for GPO?

hi guys,

i have spent the last couple of hours going through each GPO setting to disable as many features for my kids account on win7 ultimate. I saved the file as kids.msc. The only issue is that i want to be able to clear these settings when needed, so that i can fully access the features.

I could not find any options in GPO that allows you to reset the settings back to default...could anyone please help?

Thanks


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20 Oct 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello sevenxbmc,

The tutorial below can help show you how to reset all group policies.
Local Group Policy - Reset to Default
In addition, the tutorial below can help show you how to quickly see which policies you have enabled without having to go through all of them.
Group Policy Editor - Quickly View Enabled Policies in Windows
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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21 Oct 2012   #3
sevenxbmc

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 Bit)
 
 

thanks very much brink. I'm a little confused and hope you can clarify something. I want 2 files:-
  1. Kidslocked.msc - locks down the kids account
  2. Kidsunlocked.msc - unlocks ONLY the kids account

Since I've already created/saved and applied the kidslocked.msc, how can i simply have the original default file which simply clears/resets ONLY the kids account settings?

I have another account called Media which is also restricted, although not as much as the kids account... I don't want it all messed up.

Thanks again

EDIT: I just ran that .vbs script and it's reset the settings, but now when i open the saved kidslocked.msc file, even that has had ALL it's settings reset again! HELP!
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21 Oct 2012   #4
edwar

7 x64
 
 

Have you thought about Parental Control instead of fooling with the Group Policy?
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21 Oct 2012   #5
sevenxbmc

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 Bit)
 
 

hi edwar, parental control is good, but GPO locks down most functions of windows 7.

Do you know where i can get a readymade GPO template? I really don't want to do this all over again
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21 Oct 2012   #6
edwar

7 x64
 
 

No I don't. If I did I would of posted a link. Good Luck.
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21 Oct 2012   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

sevenxbmc,

Yes, resetting group policy to default will reset ALL of them incuding any custom GPOs. It looks like you'll need to set your custom GPOs again.

Unfortunately, there's not any ready made GPOs other than the ones you create for you specific system.For individual custom GPOs, it would be best to use the tutorial below to quickly see which policies you have enabled in them to make it easier to manually change them to what you want instead.
Group Policy Editor - Quickly View Enabled Policies in Windows
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21 Oct 2012   #8
sevenxbmc

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 Bit)
 
 

thanks brink. the problem i have is that i want to enable approx 90% of the options...is there anyway i can do a large selection? Its silly and tiring, that i have to select each one and enable them one at a time
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21 Oct 2012   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Oh my. Not that I'm aware of.
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22 Oct 2012   #10
sevenxbmc

Windows 7 Ultimate (32 Bit)
 
 

thanks...just got to say that I'm surprised Microsoft did not include such a simple option that allows a full selection of all options.
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