I have a few computers on the domain that misbehave. (don't appear to follow GPO despite RSOP readout)

One issue in particular is a computer that seems to hang/sleep/comatose when nobody is logged into it over night. If a user is logged in, it's fine. Domain GPO says no sleep.

enter image description here So the symptoms beg the question, "When the computer is idle with no users, are the GPO's essentially deactivated because nobody is logged into the domain?"

Note: I have enabled the setting "Turn off local group policy object processing"

  • What about "Specify a system sleep timeout" and "Specify the unattended sleep timeout" ... set them both to zero for never. You can also configure "Turn off the display" option if needed. – toofat May 15 '19 at 20:50
  • I had it backwards, the "0" is not defined, and I thought it would function the opposite way. Thanks ! – geardogg May 15 '19 at 21:07
  • alas, this box still hung overnight despite the updated gpo – geardogg May 16 '19 at 13:20

Computer Configuration settings in GPO's are applied to computers, so yes those settings are applied and effective whether a user is logged on or not.

  • That seems straight-forward. I guess I could have seen the computer "log into domain" at boot from the DC. – geardogg May 16 '19 at 13:22

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