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Group Policy Autoplay doesn't work with Windows Server 2016 and Windowns 10 RRS feed

  • Question

  • First of all, sorry my poor English. Recently my customer bought two Windows Server 2016 Standard and I have a general group policy for disable autoplay and autorun in all computers in this network. Of course, I have an Active Directory implemented with two DCs, one with W2K8R2 and another with W2K12R2. I´ve downloaded the new ADMX files for Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 "www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53430" and created a Central Store and I made all steps recomended by Microsoft. This Group Policy works well in all versions of Windows 2012/8.1 and below, but doesn´t work in Windows version 2016/10. I reaserched in the Internet for a similiar problem and I didn´t find anything about this. Does anybody have a clue for this problem??? Thanks for any help.
    Thursday, December 29, 2016 7:20 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    There is a registry entry controls this feature:

    Navigate to the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AutoplayHandlers

    Double-click on the DisableAutoplay entry on the right pane, change its value from 0 to 1.

    Close Registry Editor and you’re done.

    We can perform registry modifications using group policy preferences.

    We can also perform that using a reg file under Computer Config>Policies>Windows Settings>Scripts>Startup. Check manually that the reg file can be executed on clients. Also, check that you don't have replication problems using dcdiag.exe .

    More articles for your reference:

    Configure a Registry Item

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753092.aspx

    Deploying Custom Registry Changes through Group Policy

    http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2007/08/14/deploying-custom-registry-changes-through-group-policy.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Friday, December 30, 2016 2:40 AM
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  • Hello Alvin,

    Thank you for your sugesttions, but I am trying avoid to do workarounds. I am reporting a serious problem/bug in Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 and I hope that Microsoft repair this bug. This was my intention with this report. Who knows which more problems will there be in the group policy application in this versions of Windows???

    did anybody go through this??? Thanks for any help.

    Friday, December 30, 2016 3:37 PM
  • Hi,

    You could also submit your feedback on the following site:

    https://windowsserver.uservoice.com/forums/295047-general-feedback

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Monday, January 2, 2017 2:12 AM
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  • Thanks Alvin, I will do this. Happy New Year!!
    Monday, January 2, 2017 3:57 PM
  • Hi,

    Sorry for the limited help on this case.

    If there is anything else we can do for you, please feel free to post in the forum.

    Best Regards,

    Alvin Wang


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    Tuesday, January 3, 2017 1:54 AM
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