It is almost common knowledge now that Window 8.1 have more group policies in place. However I spend ages to find this "Configure Logon Script Delay". And I even applied all the updates to see if there is a change. Well there is not.

SO I googled around and found you need download this template from here:

Then I am hesitating at what I should do next, how can I update this group policy, what if the old existing group policies are corupted and then I lost my job. Lucky I found this brilliant article:

After a through reading and couple of tests, I think what you can do, the easiest way for me, is :

go to you main dc, go to <c:\windows\sysvol\domain\policies\>, back up the whole <PolicyDefination> to somewhere.

Then install the templates we just downloaded. and copy all the group policie admx from <C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Group Policy\Windows 8.1-Windows Server 2012 R2\PolicyDefinitions\> and the language folder only,in my case is <eu-us>. and overwrite <c:\windows\sysvol\domain\policies\>.

Open group policy again, bang, the new policies are all there. Cheers!

About Lei

I am an IT specialist with over 10 year experience - years on Automation, on-Premise or Azure.

I am happy to develop however never want be a full time developer. Only do what I have to do. If it has to be PowerShell,HTML, PHP, CSS, C#, VBS or JS, front end or backend, so be it, doesn't matter!

Spent years with Windows, SCCM, SharePoint, SQL and Exchange servers. For last several years, I have been actively working under On Premise > Azure environment.


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