Group policy won't run

Posted on 2005-04-01
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2010-08-05
I just installed a group policy on the domain controller but it doesn't run.  I was trying to add it at the domain level, but when i run poledit.exe it doesn't give me any options.  So, what I have done is configured the policy the way I wanted, saved it into the netlogon folder in the domain controller and added the group that I wanted to be controlled into the policy.

When I logon using hte user, nothing happens.  Should I use poledit.exe or some other tool?

Question by:brooksreese
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
LVL 25

Accepted Solution

mikeleebrla earned 800 total points
ID: 13683785
you set up gpos by rightcicking the domain or ou you wnat the policy applied to and assigning it there from the group policy tab.  you do not save it to the netlogon filder at all.

remember that in order for the policy to be applied to a user or group the following 3 things must take place

1.  the policy must be applied on a domain or OU up level of the user/computer
2. the user must have read permissions to the GPO
3.  the user must have "apply group policy" rights to the gpo

2 and 3 are done from the secuity tab of the GPO,, not on the secuirty tab of the domain/ou/user
LVL 16

Assisted Solution

Joe earned 400 total points
ID: 13683868
This could also be a DNS issue make sure your DNS is setup correctly.

LVL 85

Assisted Solution

oBdA earned 400 total points
ID: 13684081
Time to drop the system policies and get acquainted with group policies, I'm afraid:

Step-by-Step Guide to Understanding the Group Policy Feature Set

White Paper: Introduction to Windows 2000 Group Policy

White Paper: Windows 2000 Group Policy

Windows Server 2000 Resource Kit: Chapter 4 - How Group Policy Works

Windows Server 2000 Resource Kit: Chapter 22 - Group Policy

Troubleshooting Group Policy Application Problems

HOW TO: Optimize Group Policy for Logon Performance in Windows 2000

Group Policy Objects Applied to Organizational Units Containing Only Groups Are Not Applied to Members of Those Groups
How Blockchain Is Impacting Every Industry

Blockchain expert Alex Tapscott talks to Acronis VP Frank Jablonski about this revolutionary technology and how it's making inroads into other industries and facets of everyday life.

LVL 35

Assisted Solution

by:Nirmal Sharma
Nirmal Sharma earned 400 total points
ID: 13686361
Poledit.exe can be used to configure System Policies for Windows NT and 9x computers. A file called "Config.pol" is used for Windows 98 and "Ntconfig.pol" for Windows NT computers and are kept in Netlogon share. If you are configuring these two policies using poledit.exe then you need to keep these two files in Netlogon share otherwise if your background is from Windows NT and you are new to Windows 2000 then try to use Group Policy as suggested by oBdA. Remember the following things: -

System Policies --------------Windows NT 9x computers
Group Policy------------------Windows 2000 and not previous versions of Windows.


Author Comment

ID: 13723462
Hey guys, thanks for the great answers.  I am going to be out for a few more days so I won't be able to respond...  I don't want to leave this answer open so I am going to go ahead and close it.  Thanks for the excellent help - I am going to try your suggestions tomorrow before i leave. :)

Thanks alot,

LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Nirmal Sharma
ID: 13725466

Featured Post

Get 15 Days FREE Full-Featured Trial

Benefit from a mission critical IT monitoring with Monitis Premium or get it FREE for your entry level monitoring needs.
-Over 200,000 users
-More than 300,000 websites monitored
-Used in 197 countries
-Recommended by 98% of users

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…
New style of hardware planning for Microsoft Exchange server.
In this video we outline the Physical Segments view of NetCrunch network monitor. By following this brief how-to video, you will be able to learn how NetCrunch visualizes your network, how granular is the information collected, as well as where to f…
In this video you will find out how to export Office 365 mailboxes using the built in eDiscovery tool. Bear in mind that although this method might be useful in some cases, using PST files as Office 365 backup is troublesome in a long run (more on t…
Suggested Courses

762 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