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I have 3 Group Policies set, and I wish to apply them as follows -

  • Default Domain Policy - Every logon
  • RDP File - Only when logging on to a machine in the dynedrewett.com\DD\Workstations\ OU
  • Folder Redirection - Only when logging on to a machine in the dynedrewett.com\DD\Workstations\ OU

However, when I log on to a workstation, only the Default Domain Policy is applied.

If I move the other GPO's to the same location, they are then applied (but to every logon, which I do not want).

Can anyone suggest why they may not be getting picked up (they are not found, as opposed to not applied due to permissions)? Thanks.

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  1. Run a GP modeling wizard or gpresults /v to find out what is and isn't being applied and why.

  2. Make sure you are applying them correctly. If it is a user settings GPO then it needs to be applied/linked to the OU where the user accounts reside. If it is a computer settings GPO then it needs to be applied to the OU where the computer accounts that will get the GPO reside. If you need to apply a user setting GPO to a set of computers then you need to look into loopback processing.

  3. Make sure the access rights are correct. If it is a computer settings GPO make sure the computer accounts (or domain computers) have rights to the GPO and to the location (NTFS/share rights) of the GPO if it is running a script/access files.
  • Great, it looks like Loopback Processing is the key here, and the GPO's are showing up as applied in GP Modling (which I should have mentioned that I did try before posting). Thanks for the tip. – David Gard Sep 19 '13 at 13:49
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    @DavidGard Make sure you get the difference between merge & replace if you're going to play with loopback – Dan Sep 19 '13 at 14:38
  • @Dan - Thanks, I think I'm good with that. I want the User policies defined in this GPO to supersede others when users log on to the servers it is applied to. Therefore I'm using Replace. Thanks. – David Gard Sep 20 '13 at 9:19

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