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different group policy on different PCs

Is there a way that group policies, such as desktop restrictions, can be applied based on the workstation rather than the user.  Example: Johnny logs on in the library and receives a very restrictive desktop.  Johnny logs on in the programming lab and receives a much less restrictive desktop.  The policy he receives depends on which workstation he logs into.  We run windows 2003, and desktops are XP Pro SP2.
thanks,
Carl Hage
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi hage1,

you would need to change the group policies to affect the machine and then the policy is applied only to the machine but affects all users....

also see if this helps
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=231287
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adamdrayerCommented:
Group Policy is processed for both computers and users, but different features work for each.  When you created the Group Policy, you probably noticed that there were two main branchs.  Computer Configuration and User Configuration.

Computer Configuration Settings get run at startup/shutdown, where User Configuration get processed at login/logout.  Features listed under the "user configuration" settings, and therefore only is applied to users and not to computers.

Fortunately, Microsoft realized the limitations of this and created something called "Loopback Processing" for the situations where you want to apply user policies based on specific computers.

Loopback Processing of Group Policy
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=231287
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adamdrayerCommented:
oops.  Sorry Jay Jay, I didn't see that link you posted.  Its the same as mine.  Sorry.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
no problem Adam :)
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hage1Author Commented:
This would be just what I wanted to know.  Thanks!
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
:)
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