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  1.    29 Jul 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by tropicallime View Post
    Brink,
    Thanks for help. I have two PC one with Pro the other is home edition. The Pro PC works fine. I could not find
    the DWORD at this location on either PC.
    -> HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search

    Are you joined to a domain by chance?

    If so, it will be a policy that only the domain administrator can change.

    If not, then you may have some other policy that was manually set in the registry to disable it. Do you have any 3rd party tweaking programs installed that may have a setting that disabled this?
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  2.    29 Jul 2016 #11
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    Pro x64 Desktop v1607 14393.51, Home x64 Laptop v1607 14393.51

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello aardvark,

    Yep, that's normal. That Cortana process is actually for Search instead of Cortana the assistant.
    Oh wow, thanks for that info!

    Regards,

    aardvark
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  3.    29 Jul 2016 #12
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    Quote Originally Posted by aardvark View Post
    Oh wow, thanks for that info!

    Regards,

    aardvark
    You're most welcome.
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  4.    26 Sep 2016 #13
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Are you joined to a domain by chance?

    If so, it will be a policy that only the domain administrator can change.

    If not, then you may have some other policy that was manually set in the registry to disable it. Do you have any 3rd party tweaking programs installed that may have a setting that disabled this?
    So I joined this forum just yo ask you this one questions and hopefully you'll see this.

    I'm having problems using Local GPO on a domain-connected PC. Several of the policys I enable dont appear to be working. It is to my understanding that when something is is disabled via GPO (local or domain), it will be greyed out. Can you provide any insight?
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  5.    26 Sep 2016 #14
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    Hello sr3tlaw, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm afraid that I don't have any experience with domain policies to say for sure. Hopefully someone that does may be able to help.
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  6.    27 Sep 2016 #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by sr3tlaw View Post
    So I joined this forum just yo ask you this one questions and hopefully you'll see this.

    I'm having problems using Local GPO on a domain-connected PC. Several of the policys I enable dont appear to be working. It is to my understanding that when something is is disabled via GPO (local or domain), it will be greyed out. Can you provide any insight?
    All policies are set in the Registry. GPEdit is only a graphical means of addressing the registry to easily and safely disable or enable preconceived policies.

    If your registry, and especially external (internet) search, is working independently of the main computer (one that is controlling yours probably at the router level), then you can address Cortana through the registry by creating the same rules GPEdit does.

    In the anniversary update Cortana continues to guzzle up around 35 MB of your RAM regardless of disabling it. You have to completely remove the Cortana package to save wastage of your precious RAM and the consequence of that is that your computer loses the ability to internally search your own computer. You can however, circumvent that to some extent by using Run (WinKey+R) function or completely by installing the "Windows 7 Start Application".

    Best regards,

    Bit
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  7.    02 Oct 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by sr3tlaw View Post
    I'm having problems using Local GPO on a domain-connected PC. Several of the policys I enable dont appear to be working. It is to my understanding that when something is is disabled via GPO (local or domain), it will be greyed out. Can you provide any insight?
    A Windows PC joined to a domain (notice the precise lingo; "joined") will apply Group Policy in the following sequence;

    Local, then Site-linked, then Domain-linked, then OU-linked.

    So it seems probable to me that your GPO settings applied to Local Group Policy are being overridden by GPOs defined on the domain controllers and linked to the site, domain, or OU.

    Try this;

    right-click the Start button, launch Command Prompt (admin)
    run the rsop.msc command (Resultant Set Of Policy management console)

    another option is gpresult;

    gpresult /user UserName /v

    you can use the /h option of gpresult to output an HTML report for easier viewing.

    Group Policy is uber powerful and uber complex. To correct some incorrect info;

    Local Group Policy Objects

    "The local Group Policy object is stored in %systemroot%\System32\GroupPolicy, blah blah blah"

    and

    "The local Group Policy object Gpt.ini file contains the following information blah blah blah"

    if you fire up Windows Explorer in Win10, you'll find the C:\Windows\system32\GroupPolicy folder, inside of which is the GPT.ini file, and two subfolders.
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  8.    06 Nov 2016 #17
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    I did use the Registry option, I have no GP on my W10 Home Ed.

    However, for 64bit OS, I did change additionally this:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search

    The SearchUI will not display any result for a Search, if there is not Internet Connection or if certain IP Addressees are Blocked in Router, in Settings it is even showing a error :
    Name:  searchui.jpg
Views: 931
Size:  34.9 KB

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  9.    06 Nov 2016 #18
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    Hello Adalwar,

    Setting the additional registry setting may be the issue since that is not changed by the group policy.
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  10.    06 Nov 2016 #19
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    Hello Brink,
    Thank you.

    I remove the additional setting and nothing has changed. So, that setting is not doing anything. I think it was necessary in a previous W10 version in order to stop Cortana.

    About the Search Results not showing up, it is because of the Blocked IPs I have activated in Router.

    I am happy not having Cortana around, for me it is nerving .
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