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Do domain policies not work when not logged on to the domain?

Posted on 2006-11-15
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Hello,

I have the themes settings blocked from my users via group policy.  However one user is telling me that when she takes her laptop home she can make all the changes to those settings she wants...

Shouldn't the policy follow the machine until it is changed or removed?

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Dear caw01,
She may be able to change it but when she gets to office and connect to network policy will be reapplied. At home she is offline mode and there is no connectivity to DC due to that policy can't be reapplied.

If you have locked the settings to change then she won't be able to change it even  at home like we have for wallpaper policy and we have change the wallpaper and ability to change also we have removed.

Cheers!
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the policy shouldnt need to be reapplied, it settings hold offline as well as online, otherwise, a user could just pull out the network cable at work, be effectively offline, and make any changes they want, a security flaw that isnt real!

can you confirm that she can make the changes? I dont trust end users anymore :) :) :)
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Depends how she logs in offline.  If using Cached domain credentials it *may* still apply (depends on the settings).  If using a local account, then of course it doesn't apply.

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Right.  Other than admin, there is no local account.  But if that were the case, then most of the things she is changing would not work in her other profile.

Ok, well thanks everyone.
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