Group Policy and Local Policy,

I am still not familiar on how does a particular group policy enforced in a PC. For instance what happened if a client can't connect to a DC then which policy will be enforced? (Local or Group Policy domain)?
Can anyone help me on this? Perhaps by giving me a relevant document to this?
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Hi kecoak,

rule of thumb with security policies is last applied wins

local policy applies first - then default domain - then any GPO policies that relate to the machine.... GPO policies will enforce and win.

when a policy is applied it is also cached on the machine itself, so if the user cant connect to a DC, all his settings are still there. if not then a massive security hole would be opened as anyone could just unplug their cable, log in with cached credentials, stick  cable back in and then for the next 90 mins have a completely unlocked machine.......

Policies once applied will basically look after themselves

ikm7176Sr. IT ManagerCommented:
Hi kecoak,

Follow a simple rule, the group policies will be applied in the following order LSDOU

1. L = Local Group Policy
2. S = GP applied at Site level
3. D = GP applied at Domain Level
4. OU=GP applied at OU level

If GP is applied at  Local and Domain level, GP applied at Domail level will be enforced.


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ikm7176Sr. IT ManagerCommented:

You can always use the GPresult.exe to determine the Group policy applied to your client machine.

For more information on Group Policies, follow the link below
is that not the same answer i gave you to start with?

why did you accept the same answer that wasnt given afterwards?
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