Solved

GPO problem

Posted on 2004-04-29
6
305 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-04
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  
0
Comment
Question by:r_gass
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
6 Comments
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:YarnoSG
ID: 10951625
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:r_gass
ID: 10952063
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.

Thanks
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:YarnoSG
ID: 10952087
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.



0
Free Webinar: AWS Backup & DR

Join our upcoming webinar with experts from AWS, CloudBerry Lab, and the Town of Edgartown IT to discuss best practices for simplifying online backup management and cutting costs.

 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
wtrmk74 earned 400 total points
ID: 10969767
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
0
 

Author Comment

by:r_gass
ID: 10978132
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!
0
 
LVL 7

Expert Comment

by:wtrmk74
ID: 10982371
Glad it worked out

Take Care,
wtrmk74
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Building a cohesive image for your brand is vital to making an impression on consumers. When the economy is tough, brands do better than unbranded  products. This can have a huge impact on your long-term profits, as the economy goes up and down.
Nobody understands Phishing better than an anti-spam company. That’s why we are providing Phishing Awareness Training to our customers. According to a report by Verizon, only 3% of targeted users report malicious emails to management. With compan…
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question