Group Policy problems
Posted on 2003-11-12
Running Windows 2000 Advanced Server (with 2 additional DCs running 2000 Server), Active Directory, and XP clients.
I'm having an issue with my group policies. I have 2 computer labs with about 20 computers each. In AD, I have an OU set up for the lab computers. The OU has a group policy that has several different options defined. My problem is that some of these settings are implemented to the clients and some aren't. For example, the login banner is displayed on the client computers, but the defined wallpaper is not. I can modify the login banner text and that change will make it to the clients, so I know the policy itself is being implemented, just not all of the settings of that policy. I've printed and compared the settings of the policy to the default domain policy and can see no conflicts.
Also, I've tried installing software packages (such as Office XP) using Group Policy, but it never works. I've read the Microsoft Knowledge Base articles on the topic and followed the directions to the letter, tried a couple different methods, but it will not deploy the software. That Group Policy seems to be ignored much like the other.
Does anyone have any suggestions?