My (only) server is running Windows 2000 Advance Server and the operating system that users log onto is Windows XP Pro.
I have created an organization unit in active directory users and computers that I have put all my users in. I have also created a Group Policy object that is attached to that organization unit.
If I set a policy, for example, that users can not see icons on the desktop. Then log onto any client PC (win xp pro), the policy is not applied as you can see the icons on the desktop.
But if I log the user onto the domain controller server, the desktop icons disappear as the policy is applied to the user.
If I log the user back onto the win xp computer the user still doesn’t see the icons on the desktop as the users account has been updated by the DC.
At the moment I am logging every user onto the DC once to get their settings applied; this is not best practice so I am hopping that someone can help me with this problem.
I am guessing it is a rights issue.
Thanks to all who reply