Group policies

Posted on 2003-11-19
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
I am trying to implement group policies on the network and i am wondering, do you have to create roaming profiles and if so do you have to log on to the server as each user to create the user profile?
Also how do you get the group policy to take effect?
Question by:Rickyhollis
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No you don't have to create roaming profiles in order for group policies to work.

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When not using roaming profiles are the group policies that you are talking about local.

I want to create 2 grouo policies on the network that control certain users, would it be best to create the OU, add the users and make them roaming profiles. then log off the workstations and back on again to make the policies take effect?

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If you want the policy that you create to effect certain users then yes this is what you need to do. Place them in an OU and apply the policy to that OU. You can make them roaming or not the policy is going to take effect either way. Yes the policy will be applied to the user upon login and upon the machine at next boot up.
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Just doing as asked.  Thanks
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What is going on here?

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What do you mean?
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He accepted my non-answer from a different thread about group policies.  I guess I should have copy-pasted what I said in the other thread here as to not piss-off anyone who is trying to figure out what's going on.  C'est la vie!  and Happy Thanksgiving - it's vacation time! :-)

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Well I appriciate the information after the fact, thanks a bunch!

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Hi there ocon82769

I'm still having problems!!!
I created the OU with the two Sub OU's and they worked on the test server that i put together thats when i thought i got it right but when i tryed to implement it on our server it didn't make any difference, the users keep the existing group policy.

Iv'e tryed secedit /refreshpolicy USER_POLICY and secedit /refreshpolicy MACHINE_POLICY both on the server and the workstations but that does nothing.
There should be only one GPO controling both the user OU and the machine OU which was set in the parent OU.
Could the users local profiles be corrupt and thats why they won't let any changes to be made.
I made a big mistake when first implementing the GPO, i thought you had to have roaming profiles and i thought you had to log on to the server as each user to make the GPO take effect.
Could that have made the problems now?

Please help!!!!

Please help!
I'm going insane!!

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