For some odd reason, after I run gpupdate /force on both server and client, the GPOs do not apply. gpresult /r on the client does show that it recieves it and it is being applied but it does not do it: This is for network shares, scripts, automatic software installation, etc.

I also shutdown and restart the PC but still nothing. For obvious reasons, I cannot test the server being shutdown and restarted constantly.

But after a few days pass, I do see (for example, network shares) being applied and actually working.

As you can see, here is a Windows 7 PC after gpupdate:

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This means it is being applied. Well, it was the exact same way when I made the GPO and it did not do those two until a few days passed...

Is there a reason for this? My domain controller is a Windows Server 2012 R2 and the clients being tested are Windows 7 SP1

  • Are you using security group filtering for applying those GPOs? – duenni Jul 31 '15 at 9:18
  • No. They apply to all users. Plus like I mentioned gpresult shows them being applied....but they don't do anything... – riahc3 Jul 31 '15 at 9:33
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    You are sure that you are not trying to apply user settings to an OU which contains only computers or the other way round? – duenni Jul 31 '15 at 9:45
  • That's one of the first things I usually check but no.... – riahc3 Jul 31 '15 at 9:50
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    Sorry if mi Espanol es malo (my Spanish sucks) but there are a couple of things I'm noticing: First, you mentioned this is set as user settings, but your GPresults --> Configuracion De Equipo implies it is a computer policy (please correct my if I'm misinterpreting this). Secondly, is the GPO you created an actual option in Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)? I ask this because your Gpresult also says that your domain type is of Windows 2000 which probably does not have that option (I am assuming this because Win 2000 pre-dates Powershell), – Get-HomeByFiveOClock Jul 31 '15 at 13:05

Activate the GPO setting "Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon" (in Computer Configuration\Policies\Administrative Templates\System\Logon). Once this has applied (can take a few reboots), all future GPO edits will reliably apply on the next boot.

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