Help.....! Group policies not being applied to 2003 server

Hi,
I have one server that will not apply any group policies from the OU that it sits in. 7 other 2003 servers of same hardware sit in OU and have all policies applied.
I've tried renaming server, reboot then rename back and rejoin AD while removing computer account from AD.

When I run gpresult it looks like it's sitting in computers container as no policies are listed..

Is there any other tools to run from client that will look to see where computer account is??

thanks in advance a lot!!

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inbarasanCommented:
Can you paste the errors from App log from the server.
Check whether your server is in Computer container. Once you delete the computer account and readd it , it will go to computer container by default.
If it is in computer container move it to right OU after which run gpupdate /force to sync the GP on the server
trenesCommented:
run gpresult.exe on the client it will clearly show you what policies are/is applied.
kamleshgwalaniCommented:
It could be due to cached Group Policy on the client PC.

Also please note that it takes 90 minutes atleast for domain members and 5 minutes for domain controllers to refresh it. If in case you wish to for GPO to apply immediately, please run this command from domain controller

gpupdate /force

You can also do the following :

To see the last time the GPOs from the computer’s OU were processed, on the Group Policy Results report, under Computer Configuration Summary, and then under General, click the Summary tab.

To see the last time the GPOs from the user’s OU were processed, on the Group Policy Results report, under User Configuration Summary, and then under General, click the Summary tab.

You can also download Windows Server 2003 Resources Kit Tools and use Gpmonitor.exe: Group Policy Monitor to collect Group Policy refresh information from clients and store them at a central location, download it from this link :

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=9D467A69-57FF-4AE7-96EE-B18C4790CFFD&displaylang=en

Let me know if any of the above things worked out.

Regards
Kamlesh





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kamleshgwalaniCommented:
gpupdate /force command you need to run from Client PC, not from domain controller.
PaulRKruegerCommented:
I think the most interesting thing he mentioned was "When I run gpresult it looks like it's sitting in computers container as no policies are listed.."

Be sure you have rebooted the machine after you move it into the correct OU.
BusbarSolutions ArchitectCommented:
try gpresult and checl what policies are applied to the server
if you don't like the commandsl ine try
resultant set of policy by right click in the server on ADUC and checoose resultant set of policy (logging mode) and check if policies are linked and applied or not
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