I've been having some weird group policy issues lately, so I wanted to test on a clean setup and haven't had any luck, so I'm hoping someone else can shed some light. This is on Windows 2003 R2.
I created a test user and added it to a test global group. I then set up a GPO linked to the root of the domain that has security filtering to only apply to the test group and tried to see if my settings applied.
If I use Group Policy Modeling, everything looks correct, but when I do Group Policy Results or check the actual machine, nothing gets applied. I first thought I had GP issues and tried the usual with rebooting, gpupdate, waiting a day hoping things would apply, etc. I then tried created a different user, tried a different machine, even tried adding the Administrator account to the test group and nothing worked.
Then I noticed that under "Security Group Membership when Group Policy was applied" in GPMC and "The user is a part of the following security groups," the test group is not listed as a group the user is a member of.
I've tried creating a different domain local group. I've tried adding Administrator to the groups and seeing of the GPs will apply to that account, but it doesn't.
However, if I create a share on the domain controller and only give that group access to it, the test user can access it fine, so I know the user is definitely a member of that group.
How can I convince GP that my user is really a member of those groups?