Okay let me explain everything...
My Local Computer has 2 accounts on it.... One of which is under my computer domain and the other is the one set on my servers domain. The domain is the one I want the GP on which is "EDWARDSLABEL/SHANEC". Now what I have done to test the GP settings is I went into active directory and removed all the "MEMBERS OF" from my account except "USERS". I made a new OU named "TEST FOR POLICIES" and gave it something simple (I set IE's homepage to "http://www.hotmail.com
I moved my account from the Built-In "USERS" folder into the new "TEST FOR POLICIES" folder. I also moved my COMPUTER from the "COMPUTERS" folder over to "TEST FOR POLICIES". Now, any policies I set... do NOT work on this machine. I have tried a lot of different things.
All of you should know... My local machine that I am setting the policies for is running "Windows XP PRO" and our server is running "Windows 2000 Server". The server is up to date with all of its critical updates.
By the way, last time, the problem was that my DNS from my local machine was not pointing to the server but now it is so I don't know exactly what is happening. It seems like when I am logging into my computer that it ignores all the policies it's trying to set and just boots up normally as it would. The problem may be that I have an account on my local machine set as the administrator... basically:
I login using this info:
That is perfect. When you look in my computer when it logs in, this is what you see:
Control Panel=>User Accounts=>
The reason why I have an administrative account is kind of temporary because the conflicts I was having when I would log onto the server is that I did not have the correct permissions for anything because I didn't have the account set up on the Local Machine. This is what I think the problem is. I think that if I remove this account from my local machine and just log on through the server, it will start up with the policies and all but the bad thing is, I can't control Norton AntiVirus and other programs.
This is extremely important and worth 500 points. Thank you.