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Group Policy Problem - Default Domain Policy

Posted on 2006-11-30
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I made a change to a policy within our default domain policy. Whats strange is some computers get the update and some dont. Even though when I run a gpresult they are pulling from the same DC. When I do a gpresult, I do see two default domain policies being applied. Is that normal?  Can a group policy become corrupt?

I only have two DC in this site...

Windows 2003 Server and XP clients
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run gpotool.exe /dc:dcname

and review the results.

generally don't use the default domain policy or default domain server policy, make your own GPO's.

In the gpo mmc run the wizward againt a computer that is not getting the gpo.

Yes it is normal to have several GPO's listed, yes a group policy can become corrupt, its a file.
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Sure policies can become corrupt, especially when making changes through the SYSVOL dir instead of using Group Policy Management Console (GPMC).

I'm unsure if you're aware, but there are two default policies created during an AD install.  Defaut Domain Policy and Default Domain CONTROLLER Policy.  The controller policy is automatically applied to the "Domain Controllers" OU and your DC's are automatically added to that.  If you are seeing two default domain policies being applied, is there a chance that you have applied both of the default policies to your computers on accident?  That could render adverse affects....

Another thing that could be happening is Policy Inheritance.  When you create an OU under your Domain name, and create a new policy to that OU, it will inherit the default domain policy as well by default, unless you explicitly told that OU to block policy inheritance.

If you haven't done so alread, I suggest downloading GPMC from MS via http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0A6D4C24-8CBD-4B35-9272-DD3CBFC81887&displaylang=en

This will give you a clear picture of what's going on as it's displayed better than the built in GP editor in 2000/2003.

Verify this info then let me know if that looks OK.  I'll go from there.  We just need to start with some basics first.

Thanks!
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