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Group Policies with Windows 2000 Server

Hi, i have a windows 2k server and i have an active directory running. i have most of my users in "users" however some of these users need a lot of the possible rights, some need only to run certain apps.  i was wondering if it is possible to keep all the users in the "users" OU and then make separate OUs for "Applications,"  "Admin Staff" and so on.  And then put a single group in each of these OUs.  I would then apply policies to the OUs.  I'm wondering if the policies on these OUs would go to those groups (inside the OUs) and then go to the users (in "users") who are a part of that group.  Is there a way to make this work?
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Group policies are applied based on the location of the object in active directory.So if ur users are created in users ou then u will have two policies at most that will apply to them.Any policy applied at domain level with no override option enabled will be applied to all users and computers.If no override is not enabled then both ou and
domain policies will apply unless there is conflict which
in that case ou policy will override domain policy.But if i am correct that u have created all these users and groups in ur users container then no ou policy will be applied to them.
dragin33Author Commented:
The users are located in "users" the groups are in different OUs
The answer is yes.  If you assosciate a GPO with an OU and that OU contains a group, any member of that group will see the effects of that GPO unless as Vhik stated there is a policy in conflict with the domain group policy and no override has been selected.
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