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?
kecoakAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Jay_Jay70Commented:
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

Cheers!
0
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.



Cheers!
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Cloud Class® Course: Microsoft Exchange Server

The MCTS: Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 certification validates your skills in supporting the maintenance and administration of the Exchange servers in an enterprise environment. Learn everything you need to know with this course.

ikm7176Sr. IT ManagerCommented:
kecoak,

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

http://www.windowsnetworking.com/articles_tutorials/Resultant-Set-Policy-Queries-GPRESULT.html

For more information on Group Policies, follow the link below

http://technet2.microsoft.com/windowsserver/en/technologies/featured/gp/default.mspx
0
Jay_Jay70Commented:
is that not the same answer i gave you to start with?

why did you accept the same answer that wasnt given afterwards?
0
Jay_Jay70Commented:
was given*
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2003

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.