Windows 2000 Group Policy does not apply evenly across all servers.

Posted on 2006-06-06
Last Modified: 2013-12-04
Hi - I have applied a user policy to set the proxy server address for container with 4 of my terminal servers. I made a mistake by picking the wrong proxy server address. I have corrected the mistake and applied the policy with the new setting. I have several users whom the ammended policy refuses to apply and the incorrect address still applys. This happens when they log into two of the 4 servers only. I am 100% confident that the policy filter applies to all the users and all the servers because they are in the same security groups as other users who recieve the policy successfully. Also the servers are all in the same container linked to the policy. It is only two servers and is consistently the same two servers and the same users affected. All users are in the same filtered groups and all servers are in the same container. I am keen to know how I can make the policy apply to all the users and why it refuses to apply. These two servers have been a problem in the past with other policys too. It is always the same to two servers and I can't see what is different. Its driving me insane. AAAAAAaaarrrrrrrrgghhhhh I want to pack these servers up into my boat and take them out to a dam. I want to fill them with cement and toss them over the side never to be seen again. They can sit in the mud at the bottom along with the Konica photocopier and IBM laptops.
Question by:lrkwalkers
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    Comapre the DNS settings on the 2 bad servers with the 2 good servers.
    If you have the 2000 resource kit there is a command line tool called gpresult and you can compare the output
    It will generate a list of applied user and computer policies and it will tell you if any policy has been filtered for whatever reason

    I can't seem to find any working links for you to download this tool

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