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How to Disable a gpedit policy

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    How to Disable a gpedit policy

    I was playing around trying to get rid of a "Could not reconnect all network drives" error at boot. One I found said to do the following:

    Type gpedit.msc on the search box in the menu bar,

    1. Select “Windows Settings”, then
    2. Select “Security Settings”, then
    3. Select “Local Policies”, then
    4. Then highlight “Security Options”, from there look on the right pane
    5. Then select “Network security: “LAN Manager authentication level and set the drop down menu to “Send LM & NTLM –use NTLMv2 session security if negotiated”.

    That had no effect for me so I want to Disable the policy but there is no way to do that I can see. I failed to note what it was set to initially so I'm not sure if it was Disabled or not and if not what value it should have. Google tells me the default for Win 7 was Send NTLMv2 responses only so that's what I set it to but I think it was set to Disable.

    Can someone check and see what theirs is set to please?


    Edit: I just checked Win 8 Pro X86 in a Oracle Virtual Box Client and it's Not Defined.

    So, how do I make it Not Defined again?

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hey Rich,

    I'm not sure, but the default setting for Widows 8 would indeed be this below. You should be able to set it to that to effectively be the same as Not Defined. There's not a "Disabled" option though.

    Send NTLMv2 response only
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    Thanks Shawn, that's what I set it to. That's good enough for now though I would like to know how to make it Not Enabled again.

    It's probably a registry entry somewhere, but what and where?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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