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Define a GPO formobile users

Posted on 2006-07-03
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Hi all,

How can i define a GPO for mobile users but not have that same policytaken into effect for the workstations and vice versa.

I have 5 mobile users and the need to set their policy up a little differently than the workstation users.

Detailed answer required please.

Thanks

CyberIDentity
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First of all, what do you want to do to the mobile users that you don't want to do to anyone else? You can put the mobile computers in a separate OU and then create a new policy that is only attached to that OU. YOu can do the same for the users.

If you have Win2k3 DCs, you can create a WMI filter in the Group Policy Management Console. (Sorry, don't know the one that will work).
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What you need is the same as we use for Terminal Server - Loopback processing.

Loopback processing of Group Policy
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=231287

Normally users would need to be in the OU, or an inherited OU to get the User Configuration entries you define. With Loopback Processing you define the User Config entries on the OU the desktops are in, and turn on Loopback Processing under Computer Config\system\Group Policy.

Then, any user that logs on to a computer in that OU will get the defined user configuration policy for that OU. When they log on to a computer in another OU, they get the defined policy of the OU the user account is in.




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sorry, laptops, not desktops... either way you get the picture...

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Thanks for the responses all.

I have gone with harleyjd's response but have given victornegri an assist.

Thanks

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Loopback is great!

Thanks for the points...
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I agree... loopback has been the answer to more than one of my AD GPO dillemas. Thanks for the assist.
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