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Group Policies not applying after sysprep

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We have recently installed Windows 2000 with terminal services (application mode) into a domain in our test lab.  The domain has a Group Policy Object called Terminal Servers which contains the newly created terminal server.  Upon initial install the GPO's were applied properly.  We then ran sysprep on the terminal server.  After rebooting from sysprep and completing the setup, which rejoined the server to the domain, we moved the server to the GPO called Terminal Servers and to our surprise it will not apply the policies for that group .

Are we missing any steps that might need to be taken in order to sucessfully ghost a terminal server?

Is there any additional steps that need to be taken in order to apply those policies?

Did we miss a step in running sysprep?

Any help would be appreciated.

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danakee
It's probably not applying the policy because it thinks it already has it.

Try using the secedit command to force both user_policy and machine_policy

See SECEDIT /? for the precise command to use

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JamesDS
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Check the security of the GP you created and make sure the new terminal server has Read and Apply, or is a member of a group that has Read and Apply.

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I deleted the "c:\winnt\system32\Group Policy" folder from the terminal and rebooted and that seems to have resolved the problem.

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Dana
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danakee

Welcome, glad to help
Cheers

JamesDS
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