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How to Apply Group Policy Filtering in Windows 7?

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

When administrators apply group policies on any computer they become applicable for all the users on that particular system. However there might be cases when administrators may not want group policies to affect some users or groups and become applicable for others at the same time. When this is the case administrators can use group policy filtering to allow group policies to take effect on the users and groups which they specify. As an administrator you can apply group policy filtering by following the steps given below:

  1. Logon to the computer with administrator account and make sure that you have configured your computer to display all hidden files and folders.
  2. Click on Start button.
  3. At the bottom of start menu in search box type %systemroot%System32GroupPolicy and press enter key.
  4. On the opened window right click on gpt.ini file and from the menu click on Properties.
  5. On the opened box go to Security tab and click on Edit button.
  6. On the appeared box click on Add button to add user or group for which you want to apply group policy filter.
  7. Once done select the newly added user or group from the list and under Permissions list check Full Control checkbox below Deny column.
  8. Click Ok button on all opened windows and open Command Prompt.
  9. In the command window type gpupdate /force and press enter key to update new group policy configuration.
  10. Close Command Prompt.