I have a Windows 2k Domain Controller and 9 XP Pro Workstation computers that are PC Gaming computers. Ther problem I am encountering is that after a few days some group policy settings stop applying and no new policies will apply to any computer(except 1, i'll explain). This is the second time I have encountered this problem and the first time I had to reformat my DC and almost every workstation. I reinstalled on monday and had all the computers running with my policies applying and everything was just great. I come this morning to try to install a new mod for a game and noticed that I could right click on the desktop, which should not be working as I disabled it on monday. The one computer that worked was my workstation, I had never logged in my workstation with the user account before and when I did all policies applied properly. I also tried running system restore on 1 computer to monday and the policies looked like they applied. Not all policies stop applying though, the task manager is disabled and my folder redirection still works but the policy that stops the user from using the all users start menu items doesnt work. The policies that dont work are within the same GPO as policies that do apply.
I had the same problem last week where I initally applied some policies and then a few days later I tried to lockdown the computers and policies would not apply.
There are no errors logged in either the DC or the workstations. Actually, it says that the security settings have been applied.