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Posted on 2004-10-26
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I assigned an application using GPO on an OU to allow the application to install on logon. This worked on all the user computers excepting for one user. I checked to see that he was a member of the OU and he was. What could prevent his computer from installing the application on logon ?
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Question by:dwernars
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    by:gavin_wickens
    What are his access rights to the local machine?
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    by:dwernars
    He has Administrator access to the local system.
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    by:gavin_wickens
    Have you checked the event log on the station to see if there are any errors?  ie tried to install but failed?
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    by:Mazaraat
    Use this to check what policies are getting applied to the local machine:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/winxppro/maintain/mngwinxp.mspx

    Its about 2/3's down the page
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    by:dwernars
    I checked his event viewer and he has error 1053 and 1054 logged on there - this seems to indicate that there is an issue with his network settings. Am I correct?
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    by:gavin_wickens
    Can you put the full error details up?  I would guess networking or corrupt computer account.
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    by:dwernars
    Event ID: 1053
    Source      Userenv

    Type      Error

    Description      Windows cannot determine the user or computer name. (<error description>). Group Policy processing aborted.
    Event ID: 1054
    Source      Userenv

    Type      Error

    Description      Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (<error description>). Group Policy processing aborted.
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    If you run nslookup from a dos prompt on the client what do you get?
    Should be

    domaincontroller.domainname
    ipaddress
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    by:dwernars
    Okay Problem solved - ran a nslookup and the user had some funky setting. I checked his IP settings and discovered that he had a wierd IP address for Primary DNS in these settings. I fixed that and the Group Policy was applied. Thanks a bunch Gavin - I am giving you all the points.
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