I have a rather complex setup in mind, and I am quite new to Active Directory. I want to configure group policy loopback processing so that: Certain users (in different OUs), on certain computers (either in an OU or in a security group, not sure yet) can have some different user policies.
I think that I want to do a merge loopback, since I want to keep most of the user configurations and override others, but am having trouble implementing it. So far, in my test environment, here is my setup that isn't working (I am testing with desktop shortcuts):
An OU called Computers 1 with Computer 1 in it.
A security group called Managed Users.
A GPO attached to OU Computers 1 with security filtering for Managed Users group. This GPO has loopback processing in Merge mode, and in User Configuration has a shortcut to Control Panel.
A GPO attached domain-wide with security filtering for Managed Users. It adds a shortcut for AppWiz.
Currently, when logging in with a user in Managed Users, only the Control Panel shortcut appears, which means that something is wrong with my loopback policy. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Also, in the future I will most likely have two policies for the Computer OU, the one that is already there and then another one to apply to users not in the Managed Users group.