?
Solved

GPO's without Links but Still Filtered to Authenticated Users

Posted on 2006-06-26
2
Medium Priority
?
365 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-18
OK I think this is a simple one.

Just started a new job and am managing 3 servers.  Am documenting all the GPO's so I know what is supposed to be happening on the servers and its clients.

I noticed several GPO's that are not linked to any OUs, but under the Security Filtering Section they are set to be applied to the "Authenticated Users" group.  I ran RSOP on my client while logged on as administrator, and don't see that any of these non-linked GPOs are being applied.  Is that normal?

Is there any reason to have GPO's that have no active links but are filtered to authenticated users?  Should these GPO's be being applied to all authenticated users?  The GPOs contain both Computer and User settings.  I'm just trying to figure out why the previous Administrator set these up.

ckangas7
0
Comment
Question by:ckangas7
2 Comments
 
LVL 51

Accepted Solution

by:
Netman66 earned 500 total points
ID: 16988511
Yes, that's normal.  

GPMC is kind of misleading.  The "filtering" you see siimply means that the Authenticated Users group will get the policy if it was linked.

It's very possible the last Admin simply unlinked them if they didn't do what he wanted.  You should be safely able to delete these.

0
 

Author Comment

by:ckangas7
ID: 17002425
Yep, that's what I thought, but just wanted to make sure before I started deleting things.  Thanks.
0

Featured Post

The 14th Annual Expert Award Winners

The results are in! Meet the top members of our 2017 Expert Awards. Congratulations to all who qualified!

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

So you have two Windows Servers and you have a directory/folder/files on one that you'd like to mirror to the other?  You don't really want to deal with DFS or a 3rd party solution like Doubletake. You can use Robocopy from the Windows Server 200…
The HP utility "HP Lights-Out Online Configuration Utility for Windows Server 2003/2008" could be of great use when it comes to remotely configure a HP servers ILO WITHOUT rebooting the server. We would only need to create and run scripts using thi…
Through the video, you can check the migration process of Outlook PST file to PDF. Kernel for Outlook to PDF tool can convert Outlook emails with all attributes like Subject, To, From, Cc, Bcc and other folders such as Inbox, Outbox, Sent Items, Jun…
Watch the software video of Kernel Import PST to Office 365 tools which can easily import PST and OST files to Office 365 for bulk mailboxes. The process of migration is simple and user can map source and destination mailboxes and easily import data…

569 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question