Exclamation point over OU in GPMC

Posted on 2006-07-07
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Does anyone know what a blue exclamation point over an OU means?  It suddenly appeared one day last week, and now the machines in this OU are not getting the group policies.  Any help is appreciated!  Thanks!
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blue exclamation point that's displayed next to an OU container in GPMC indicates that the container has Block Inheritance enabled

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It means that inheritance blocking has been turned on.

right click on this OU and see if there is a check mark next to block inheritance.

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December 20, 2004

Q. Why do some organizational units (OUs) have a blue exclamation point next to them in Group Policy Management Console (GPMC)?
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A. A blue exclamation point that's displayed next to an OU container in GPMC indicates that the container has Block Inheritance enabled, which means that settings made to parent containers aren't applied to the OU (unless the policy for the parent container has the "No Override" option configured). You can confirm that Block Inheritance is configured for an OU that has a blue exclamation point by right-clicking the OU; "Block Inheritance" should be selected on the displayed context menu.

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That was it!  Thank you!!  :)

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