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Locking Down users with Group Policy

Posted on 2006-06-14
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Hi I'm having some problems getting Group Policy to work like I want.

I have 9 users that are using the default User Template from SBS 2003 that I want to lock down.  I created an OU called "Locked Down Users".  I also created a Security Group called "Locked Down Users".  I added all the users that need the extra security into the "Locked Down Users" Group and I added the "LDU" Group to the "LDU" OU.

I also created a Group Policy Object that has the restrictions I want, ie no control panel, no run menu etc.  I set these all up in Administrative Templates of the User Configuration.  I then linked the the GPO to the "LDU" OU, and gave the "LDU" Group Read permissions on the GPO.  The GPO is link enabled and enforced.

Unfortunately I must have missed something as the GPO is not being applied to the users?

Any idea what I'm missing?  Still sort of a newb at Group Policy so be gentle.  ;)
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It's probably more of where you put the OU.  It MUST be under \MyBusiness\SBSUsers\Users in order to work... however, there is no need to put them in a separate OU, just use the security group instead.  Then, create a NEW template that is a member of the security group and then apply that new template to the users you want to have in it by using the Change Permissions Wizard.

Then, make sure that your GPO is linked and enabled to that security group.  Finally, run a GPUPDATE /FORCE command on the server.

To see if it's being enforced properly, log into a workstation with a member's account and run a GPRESULT /V command.

Jeff
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OK, that's probably it then I think the OU is in the wrong place.  Thanks for the pointers on how to do this correctly.  I'll give it a shot when I'm back over there in a day or so.  I really appreciate your help.
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