troubleshooting Question

Missing Group Policy settings

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Windows Server 2003Active Directory
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I have the following problem with group policy:

On a Windows 2003 domaincontroller I have the following group policy:

Default Domain Controller Policy, with the following settings:

Permit Acces to the control panel , Enabled
Hide all items on desktop, Enabled

Administrator Policy with the following settings:

Permit Acces to the control panel , Disabled
Delete the run item from the control panel, Disabled

So the adminstrators has access to the control panel, and the users don't

If I use the Group Policy Management tool from Microsoft, for simulating the GPO's is receive the following results:

For the user on a XP machine:

I see the GPO Default Domain Policy is Apllied, and the Administrator policy is denied, so this is OK.
When I look at the settings, I see the settings for desktop and control panel are enabled, so there not visible, this seems to be OK.

But now the administrator on a XP machine.

I see now both domain and admin policies are enabled.
When I go to the settings results, I see the following.

permit acces to control panel, disabled , winning GPO Admin policy.

This is OK, but now here is the problem, I don't see the other policy of the desktop items, wheiter it is disabled or enabled, it just doesn't show up!

Please help




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