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Need good way to tell what policies are being applied to a computer and User.

If I am not posting this in the right location let me know

Mcafee just did a upgrade to there dat engine. I have mcafee on my desktop and when it goes out to try and do an update I get an internet script error. And the update will not work.

I had mcafee trying to help me with it. They had me sign on locally to the computer so that it would not get the global polices loaded. I did this and sure enough it worked this time. I log back into the domain and bang it no longer works.

I cant for the life of me figure out what global policy would mess with mcafee updating.

Is there some way to compare the policies or settings from when I log on locally from when I log into the domain.

Maybe a way to print out all the policies being applied?

I don't know the best way to go about this.. Help would be very much appreciated. Our viruscan hasnt updated in week so I am getting little desperate.



Thanks
Jeff
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
Hi Splunker,

do you have an xp client available on your network?
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Debsyl99Commented:
Or from a command prompt run this:
gpresult /v >C:\gp.txt

This will copy the results of policy application on your pc to a text file called gp.txt on your C:\ drive. If no C:\ drive obviously use another drive letter. Running just gpresult /v will print it on screen,
Deb :))
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SplunkerAuthor Commented:
Yes I have XP Clients.
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Debsyl99Commented:
And did you try my suggestion?
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SplunkerAuthor Commented:
Yes I did Deb, and it worked great. Thank you.  If I sign on locally will it just give the local policies instead of the domain?
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Debsyl99Commented:
Irritatingly no from what I can tell - you'd need to disjoin it from the domain first to see what local policies were fully in place. Jay Jay's obviously tied up - but what I strongly suspect he's getting at is this:
Group Policy Management Console with Service Pack 1
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=0a6d4c24-8cbd-4b35-9272-dd3cbfc81887&DisplayLang=en
It's the best tool you can use anyway for managing and viewing group policy application. You can run it on a 2000 server based domain - you just need to load it onto an xp pro sp1 or greater workstation that has .net framework installed. Any other downloads are then prompted. You'll also need an admin logon to the pc to run it.
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SplunkerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the Deb. This info will be very helpful in determining our problem.
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Jay_Jay70Commented:
sorry, it was footy night last night! Deb's answer was better than mine anyway, but i was getting at the GPMC tool as she mentioned, well done anyhow :)
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