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I have a Windows 2000 domain.  I created a Group Policy called deploy to assign Office 2000 to 20 new workstations.  I created the software distribution point using the setup.exe /a from the command line.  It looks as if the sdp was succucessful because I see about 12 files including the *.msi file.    I created a test ou for testing purposes.  In that ou I added myself (administrator permissions) and my w2k pro workstation.  I added the deploy gpo to the test ou.  It looks as if everything should work, but when I log on to my client, I get nothing.

I then decided to create a gpo to remove search, run, and help from the start menu, for testing purposes.  This didnt work on my client either.  If I log into the server with this account, it removed my 3 items from the start menu.  I must be overlooking something very simple, but I cant find it yet.  

Any comments would be greatly appreciated.

R Gass  
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by:YarnoSG
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did you apply the policy to the USER or the Machine?  if you applied it to the MACHINE, did you enable the loopback?
{Policy | Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | System | Group Policy | User Group Policy loopback processing mode (set to enabled)}  

Then wait for replication.
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by:r_gass
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I want to figure out why the start menu items are not being removed from the clients first.  The start menu items can only be removed from the policy|user configuration| start menu and task bar.  That gpo is applied to the user only.

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by:YarnoSG
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Okay -  You created a USER policy, but WHAT did you apply it to?  A machine?  then you need to use the loopback to make that USER policy affect the users of the MACHINE.  It makes some sense in an insane way.



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To refresh policies under the Computer Configuration node, type the following and then click OK:
secedit /refreshpolicy MACHINE_POLICY

To refresh policies under the User Configuration node, type the following and then click OK:
secedit /refreshpolicy USER_POLICY

make sure the DNS of the Clients PC point to the SERVER that has the GPO on it.

let us know,
wtrmk74
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Thanks for the suggestions.  It was the dns.  I new it was something simple.  Statically put in our server as dns, and it took off.  Thanks for the help!
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Glad it worked out

Take Care,
wtrmk74
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