troubleshooting Question

Filtering Group Policy by Group Membership.

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I have a query regarding using Group policy to deploy applications based on group membership.

This is what I have done
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1) Created a new policy object and added the application I want to install (Say Publisher)
    Computer settings/Software Settings\Software installation. As assigned.
2) Created a new user group called say "Publisher"
3) Assigned the group policy to a test OU that contains several test computers
4) On the security tab of the policy, removed the apply policy for the authenticated users group.  Added in the "publisher group" and set the permissions to read and apply policy to this group.
5) Added the computers where I want the application installed to the "Publisher Group" and put them in the OU where the policy is set

The application does not get installed to the PC.

Some things that I have tried to resolve.
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1) Gpupdate on client and server (Even left overnight)
2) Added a standard setting the policy to disable the index service (This does not get applied either)
3) Added another group policy with no group filtering to test application of policies to the test PC and these get applied to the computer.
4) If you run RSOP in logging mode against test computer the PUBLISHER policy settings have not been applied.
5) However if you run RSOP in planning mode and select the OU where the publisher policy is applied then add the Publisher group the RSOP states that the application will get applied.

 Help!

SuperPlay


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