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Block user Group policy only when user logs onto Terminal Server

Posted on 2007-10-04
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Last Modified: 2012-05-05

I have a Windows 2003 AD domain and have many group policies setup for the users. One of which displays a disclaimer when users login to their PCs (by running a small vbs script).

I have recently setup a Terminal Services environment and users are logging onto this also to use certain apps. However, when they login to the Terminal Services environment they get the disclaimer again.

Is there a way to stop the disclaimer appearing when they login via Terminal Services but still appear when they login to their local XP PCs? Basically, I want to block the User GPO from running on the certain servers, ie. the Terminal Servers.

Is this possible?

Any help appreciated.

Question by:sterlingdev
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LauraEHunterMVP earned 2000 total points
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Link a GPO to the OU containing the Terminal Servers, and configure that OU to use Loopback Processing in "Replace" mode, as described here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260370.

Loopback Processing was specifically designed for scenarios like the one you are describing.

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