Cannot remove old GPO that was applied to XP workstation
Posted on 2008-01-30
I have a customer that are on a domain using DHCP which configures the w\s's to use the router as the gateway and the server for DNS which then forwards to the router. This is ok but they didn't want the w\s's on the net so i created an OU for the w\s's called Worksations, moved the workstations from the computer OU in AD to this OU and applied a GPO to them that disabled the proxy settings for the user and forced them to use 127.0.0.1 as the proxy so no internet!
This worked fine but now they want one w\s on the internet. So i created a 'With internet' and a 'No Internet' OU within the Workstations OU and moved all the computers into the without internet except the Office computer that they want on the internet into the With Internet OU. Now i just set the GPO for the proxy settings to the Without internet OU.
The problem is is that the Office computer still has a disabled proxy and is still looking locally for the proxy.
Here is the current OU setup:
Workstations , holds all xp workstations and no proxy GPO settings applied
>With internet ,has no proxy GPO settings applied and holds the Office computer
>No internet ,has the GPO to set proxy to local and disable and holds the rest of the computers
Note, i have tried setting a GPO for the With internet OU to enable the proxy at set no proxy but still looking locally. I have also tried gpupdate/force on the office machine.
Hope this explains everything, cheers for your help in advance.