Group Policy doesn't refresh correctly after copying profile using Copy To
Posted on 2006-07-21
So, recently I set up an OU at my company for the user accounts that log on to computers on the manufacturing floor. The goal is that we don't want those accounts to have internet access. So, I used a GPO to basically point their browsers to a bogus proxy server, thereby disabling their access -- I also disabled the ability to change the proxy server. SO, yesterday I was told by one of the managers that one of the computers in the back was going to be used by an assistant manager and needed to have internet access. Not only that, but the assistant manager basically needed to have all of the crud that was in the profile of the internet-disabled account. I logged on as administrator on that computer, and using my computer>properties>advanced>profiles>copy to... I copied the internet-disabled account's profile to the new user's account. The problem is that the internet-disabling GPO is still in force! This is after several attempts to use gpupdate, log out/log in, restart the computer, etc. Using the group policy management console to find group policy results on that account, it says that the policy is updated with the correct one, but the proxy server settings are still set and grayed-out. I have even moved the user account to different ou's and refreshing... nothing... Am I missing something?!?