Ghost Image or GP problem?
Posted on 2007-10-08
I use Ghost to make and apply images of Windows XP machines on our Windows 2003 server Domain.
I have an image I made in May this year and have used this on most of the computers in the domain previously without error. After swapping a failed HDD and applying this same image I have started to have problems with the administrator account after the computer was rejoined to the domain. The administrator account appears to have the group policies of a standard user applied and I can't finish setting up the machine. The run command is missing, right-click on many items is disabled and many of the properties tabs are unavailable (which is very necessary for students but not so helpful for me!)
I thought the image may be having problems if the replacement HDD was different to the original, so I tested this on another machine. This test machine has worked from this same image earlier this year and has had no change of hardware since the image was last used to successfully set it up. Unfortunately I have the same problem on this computer - I lose all admin rights on the admin account once the computer is joined to the domain.
I have tried to run RSOP but that has failed, I can post more details of that if necessary.
Has anyone got any ideas what may be going wrong? Or how I could identify where exactly the problem is?