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How to clean some old gpo settings

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  • Dears,

    Our domain was upgraded from 2008 R2 to 2012 R2, No 2008 R2 Domain controllers are available now.

    I cannot deploy any Windows 2008 R2 servers right now, and the old 2008 R2 servers are with IE 11.

    In one of my GPOs there is settings related to: "Internet Explorer maintenance"... This settings need to be cleared from GPO without recreating it.

    How can I do it?

    Thanks

    Monday, November 09, 2015 9:07 AM

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  • Hi,

     Windows Server 2012 RC with Internet Explorer 10&11 deprecates Internet Explorer Maintenance (IEM) in favor of a more robust tool called Group Policy Preferences. Administrators can also use Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) to configure specific settings. The following Microsoft TechNet article shows the settings that are available in Internet Explorer Maintenance, along with how these settings can be managed in Group Policy Preferences or IEAK.

    Internet Explorer Maintenance Replacements

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj890998.aspx


    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees,and confers no rights. Best regards Burak Uğur

    Monday, November 09, 2015 11:13 AM
  • Hi,

     Windows Server 2012 RC with Internet Explorer 10&11 deprecates Internet Explorer Maintenance (IEM) in favor of a more robust tool called Group Policy Preferences. Administrators can also use Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) to configure specific settings. The following Microsoft TechNet article shows the settings that are available in Internet Explorer Maintenance, along with how these settings can be managed in Group Policy Preferences or IEAK.

    Internet Explorer Maintenance Replacements

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj890998.aspx


    This posting is provided AS IS with no warranties or guarantees,and confers no rights. Best regards Burak Uğur

    WORNG Answer

    Better to read what I wrote, I did not ask on how configure IE!!!

    Monday, November 09, 2015 11:59 AM
  • Hello,

    You can accomplish this from a Windows 7 machine by using Remote Server Administration Tools.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7887

    Regards,

    Ivan

    • Proposed as answer by Unknown00652 Monday, November 09, 2015 12:07 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by Unknown00652 Tuesday, November 10, 2015 8:00 AM
    Monday, November 09, 2015 12:04 PM
  • Hello,

    You can accomplish this from a Windows 7 machine by using Remote Server Administration Tools.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=7887

    Regards,

    Ivan


    Alright this is similar to deploy 2008 R2 server, it does not sound like professional solution... Is there anyway to avoid deploying a machine?
    Monday, November 09, 2015 12:29 PM
  • Hello,

    There is no need to deploy a new machine. This set of tools can be installed on any Windows 7 machine.

    You probably have at least one machine which can be used/trusted for installation of mentioned package until changes are completed.

    Regards,

    Ivan

    Monday, November 09, 2015 12:39 PM
  • Hello,

    There is no need to deploy a new machine. This set of tools can be installed on any Windows 7 machine.

    You probably have at least one machine which can be used/trusted for installation of mentioned package until changes are completed.

    Regards,

    Ivan

    Its all with IE 11

    So as a final confirmation from this social network: there is no solution to do it from the 2012 R2 DC, please correct me if I am wrong.

    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:13 AM
  • As you didn't specify exact setting, check following article and use tools mentioned inside.

    "You must update your settings using Group Policy Preferences, Administrative Templates (.admx), or the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK)."

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj890998.aspx

    Regards,

    Ivan

    • Proposed as answer by Unknown00652 Tuesday, November 10, 2015 8:00 AM
    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 7:59 AM
  • Hi ,
     
    I don't aware of any other ways to clean this old Internet Explorer Maintenance Settings without the old template.
     
    Just came across this KB article, try to follow the steps mentioned in it to remove the client extensions for IEM, and see if it works (I haven't tried it yet as I don't have the enviroment at moment):
     
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2722241
     

    Regards,

    Ethan Hua


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    • Marked as answer by Jean M Wednesday, November 11, 2015 8:35 AM
    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 8:07 AM
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  • https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2722241

    Yes it does. One remark about the KB: Remove not only the GUID entries, but the whole GUID list within square brackets []. Afterwards, delete the IEAK folder in Sysvol for sake of completeness :)


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    • Marked as answer by Jean M Wednesday, November 11, 2015 8:35 AM
    Tuesday, November 10, 2015 10:11 AM