Group Policy not applying
Posted on 2004-11-02
I have server 2003, Active Directory, pretty typical setup.... I had a couple of GPO's that mapped the S:\ drive and did some folder redirection. It worked fine until I updated GPMC to sp1... in the midst I also was working on trying to figure out how to apply settings for xp sp2, so I'm not exactly sure where the policies broke.. but they were working before I started messing with it.
the results report says that there are a few warnings, but that I need to restart the computer for them to clean up.... I've restarted numerous times with no results.
the logs show numerous messages like this
"Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy objects. A message that describes the reason for this was previously logged by the policy engine."
and the only previous message that's different is
"Windows cannot obtain the domain controller name for your computer network. (The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted. ). Group Policy processing aborted. "
back when I first loaded Active directory...... I'm confused....
I placed the Users in their own separate OU and the computers in another OU.
the policies are linked to the computer OU and are set for loopback processing "merge"
what am I missing?