How do you know which OU to apply a policy to, User or Computer?


I need to create a firewall policy...  Do I apply that to the OU that the users are in, or the OU that the computers are in?

Does the Computer or User section of the policy have anything to do with where the policy should be applied?
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The computer section is for applying policies that affect the computer and all users that would use that computer.  If you set something in this section the GPO needs to be applied to the OU that has the computer accounts in it that you want to manipulate.

The users section affects only the currently logged on user.  This GPO would need to be applied in an OU that has the user accounts you want to manipulate.


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Also, if you are talking about the Windows Firewall, it is a computer config setting found here:

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network Connections\Windows Firewall

(note: some settings are in both the computer and user config, but a lot are only in one or the other, based on what they do).
caw01Author Commented:
Under the firewall settings, anybody know what the difference between standard and domain profile is?
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Domain profile is if the user logs in and actually connects with the domain controller.

Standard profile is when the user logs in with cached credentials or local credentials and isn't logically connected to the domain controller at all.  (laptop user at home)
caw01Author Commented:
Ahh....  very good.  Thank you.
Very welcome.
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