GPO Has No Power but All Breakers Are On


If you have two breakers of the same type, the one in the house is much more likely to trip, because current is pulled through that one to get to the other one. Breakers trip on heat, so it's a race between the two, and the one feeding the second gets a head start.

There are other things to consider, too - it's generally a great idea to run power tools from a GFCI protected receptacle. This saves you if something goes wrong with the tool causing parts of it you might touch to become energized.

What I recommend you do is run a new 20A circuit to your shed for convenience receptacles, and make sure to use a GFCI receptacle (you could go for a GFCI breaker, but you're back in the boat of having to run inside to reset it if it trips). This allows you to install even more receptacles from the load side of the GFCI for convenience, and makes things safer overall.

With what you have, you're good for lighting and probably some chargers for cordless tools and such, but...

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Sorry for bumping an old thread but wantied to clear a few things up in case any "DIYer" reads this in the future.

Firstly, yes it is legal according to as/nz3000 to run lights off a "power" circuit (im using "power circuit" in the traditional sense") in situations where it's far more practical, i.e small extensions, sheds etc. It musn't be done if there's any risk of overloading the circuit (obviously). So if you have to add more than about 3 or 4 lights i'd be running a new circuit. If there's already quite a few GPO's in the building which are heavily used then that's another reason to run a new circuit. However regardless of legality, it's generally frowned upon in the industry. Normally it's only done to one room max and preferably only a few lights.

The rule is there for situations like the backyard shed, what happens if you have a shed 200m down the back? Well you don't want to have to run two new circuits for one extra light and a couple GPO's.


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Rob Dunn wrote:

I second Bryan Doe's sentiments - Software Restriction Policies are awesome. If you've not done it yet, he has a really great How-To here in the community.

I've gone a little bit further with my GPOs and SRPs. The goal was to create a way in which I could monitor what executables were being attempted in addition to finding legitimate ones that needed to be added to my whitelist:

Configured a Group Policy that creates a scheduled task that watches for event 865 in the application log (this is the event that is triggered when a restricted exe is attempted).
The scheduled task then executes a PowerShell script residing on a network share which emails my Spiceworks installation with some pertinent details like IP address, host name, details about the executable, etc.
The Spiceworks install has a modified external monitoring template which takes these emails and converts them to alerts, which ties them to the device in the...
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I still have this problem and don't know how to solve it.

I have in windows 2008 AD - taks schedule over GPO for user to backup files from windows 7 client, to windows 2008 server.

Every user have mapped disk Z: which is actually some folder on server 2008.

Now in task schedule on server I made a job....

user which runs this job is NT AUTHORITY\System

run with highest privileges

runnnig program is batch file C:\Users\%username%\Desktop\copy.bat

and in batch file is this

robocopy C:\Users\%username%\Desktop z:\Users\%username%\Desktop /e /fft /w:1 /r:1 /ns /nc /nfl /ndl /np /copy:dt

I tryed everything and doesn't work, when I double click it on desktop it works, but over task schedule doesn't.

Can somebody helps me to work this out?

I never left an open problem....I search, dig and ask, until it's...

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You can export a controlled Group Policy Object (GPO) to a CAB file so that you can copy it to a domain in another forest and import the GPO into Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) in that domain. For information about how to import GPO settings into a new or existing GPO, see Import a GPO from a File.

A user account with the Editor or AGPM Administrator (Full Control) role or necessary permissions in Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM) is required to complete this procedure. Review the details in "Additional considerations" in this topic.

To export a GPO to a file

In the Group Policy Management Console tree, click Change Control in the forest and domain in which you want to manage GPOs.

On the Contents tab, click the Controlled tab to display the controlled GPOs.

Right-click the GPO, and then click Export to.

Enter a file name for the file to which you want to export the GPO, and then click Export. If the file does not exist,...

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So as many of you may know, yesterday Microsoft released a security hotfix that changed the behavior of Group Policy. Put simply if you have a security group filtered User Group Policy Object and you also removed the “Authenticated Users” group from the policy it will no longer apply after you install MS16-072.

In light of this Ian Farr from Microsoft has released a PowerShell script that identifies all the Group Policy Objects that have “Authenticated Users” removed. It is important to note that not all of the GPO’s are necessarily affected, only the ones that are applied to AD user objects.


In addition to this Microsoft also released a KB outlining the issues and what can be done manually to fix the problem.


Finally, fellow Group Policy MVP Darren Mar-Elia has released a PowerShell...

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It's not saying your DCs are version mismatched, it's saying that one of your GPOs is.

You need to track down the offending policy ("Policy {GUID}") and under the sysvol folder on your DCs, navigate to its folder (\DC\sysvol\policies{GUID}) and check the GPT.INI file on both the DCs. It will have a version number in it, and the version number will be different on the different DCs - this is the version mismatch it's complaining about.

Correcting it depends on what exactly caused the mismatch - you may be able to correct it by editing the version number in GPT.ini, or it may be a result of some bigger problem, like faulty FRS replica sets, ACL settings on that particular GPO, etc. Not enough information to determine what exactly the root cause...

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The following information describes the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) scripting samples. These samples were originally found in the "%programfiles%\Gpmc\Scripts" directory after you installed the GPMC, and now can be found on the TechNet Code Gallery. You can execute the scripts at the command prompt. The scripts send output to the Command Prompt window. Run the scripts using the CScript.exe application.

The following script samples address administrative tasks:

There are also script samples that perform the following queries:

Backing Up an Individual GPO

The BackupGPO.wsf sample backs up a Group Policy object (GPO) to a specified backup directory. You can specify the GPO either by its name or by its GPO ID. The backup directory and the GPO must already exist. You can use the Comment parameter to specify an optional comment for the backup.

Usage: BackupGPO.wsf [/Comment:] [/Domain:]

Example: BackupGPO.wsf TestPolicyGPO...

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Here is my version of an install/login script that uses Kixtart. I do the same check for upgrading via a text file ( 2_7_0_spark.SAM ). When a new version comes out I edit that file name and the path to the exe in the script, and it installs for everyone the next time they start up.

; -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-_Start Spark INSTALL_-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

; Spark install

function install_spark()

shell "taskkill /f /im Spark.exe"

DEL "%appdata%\Spark\*spark.SAM"

run "\\tjs1\deploy\Spark\spark_2_7_0.exe -q...

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Managing the security configuration on your hundreds or thousands of Windows machines is one of the most important tasks IT administrators must perform these days. The failure to do so, as we all know, can result in lost data, countless hours spent rebuilding machines, or in the worst case, a compromise of your business. Fortunately, in Windows 2000, Microsoft introduced Group Policy, a powerful tool for quickly and easily deploying security-configuration changes to all the Win2K and later machines in your Active Directory (AD) environment.

Let's look at how to use Group Policy to deploy and manage security configuration and at some caveats for deploying the various types of available security policies. Let's also review some of the more useful settings within Group Policy–based security policies and examine how to get the most from these settings. But let's start by understanding how to set domain security policy—that is, how to configure security settings on a Group Policy...

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Hi All,
I have an issue wherby a GPO(not default domain policy) which has become corrupt. It applies our software restriction policies. Although It still seems to be being applied successfully, it is not editable and shows the following error message:

The following errors were encountered:
The file "\\server\sysvol\EBS.INTERNAL\Policies\{4AB63E27-A88A-4C6A-93FD-337CC2C0D321}\Machine\registry.pol" is not in a valid format. The file might be corrupt. Use Group Policy Object Editor to reconfigure the settings in this extension.

It contains a lot of bespoke settings and, yes, I haven't backed it up using GPMC.

Anyone have any ideas re recovery? anyone know if I can retrieve it from a system state backup without doing a full system state restore??

any help gratefully received.

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Double adapters don't have an overload protection switch inbuilt. Most or all of the normal board adapters do.

There is a reason for all of this. The safety switch or circuit braker on the main board is there to stop the wire from melting and you getting electrocuted. But using a series of double adapters can actually overload the powerpoint without straining the actual wire.

Most power points are made for 10 amp or 2400 watts like someone has already mentioned. 1 A = 1200 W, 0.5 A = 600 W (You get the idea).

No standard appliance uses more than 10 amps or 2400 watts (unless it is an airconditioner or an oven, in which you have a dedicated power point rated higher).

The circuit brakers on the mains are generally rated for 20 amps or 4800 watts, same goes for the wire in the wall, but not the power point!

You can put a double adapter to a power point, plug in two high power heaters and it will work until your power point or double adapter melts!...

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1. Keep lighting and power separate. i) previous post - trip power due to mishap and still have light, ii) lighting uses much less power than your power circuits.
2. Even though they're in the same 'gang' - the plate that you mount on the wall - refer to point 1. The light switch is completely separate and could be (but out of your preference isn't) elsewhere on the wall.
3. GPOs are easy - 3 wires, no problem.
4. If you don't understand the light switch, get a multimeter and play around with it. Set the meter to ohms or 'beep', touch the probes together (switch closed), take the probes apart (switch open) then get familiar with your switch. Then your circuit.

I think you mentioned tripping on overload? Upgrading cables doesn't solve this problem - you'll need to upgrade a circuit breaker. Respectfully, the foregoing is pretty simple, but if it's not something you're actually competent at, upgrading a breaker is probably not something you should attempt.


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The Bureau of Land Management approved a new substation and upgrades to 35 miles of transmission lines near the California-Nevada border that will be used to transfer electricity from energy projects around the Ivanpah Valley to Los Angeles and coastal cities.

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 102 (Thursday, May 26, 2011)]
[Pages 30739-30740]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []

ACTION: Notice of availability.


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bull69dozer writes...

One sparky decided he could use my existing 32 amp breaker for oven and cooktop (oven 20amp & induction 32amp)
Suggesting I will never have everything running at 100%
So "should" be okay.

What about the next poor bastard to buy the house.
Everything to a minimum standard these days. What about just doing it properly.
I'm no electrician but just did the owner builder thing.
I am stagered at how many trades couldn't give a toss and they all reckon their the best! I've heard all the stories from tradies over the last two years.
I'm lucky I had generally good guys by recomendation and particularly sparky's and plumbers.
The breaker is not there as a safety device for crap circuitry/wiring and poor planning.
If your cooktop can draw up to 32Amp put it on a dedicated circuit with a 32Amp breaker.
Same for oven, dif circuit, and just make it 32Amp while you're at it to cover any possible changes.
To run...

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