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Cannot add user to new GPO in GPMC

I created a new GPO in my domain. I am trying to add users to this new GPO from another GPO.

If I drag the user to the group, it puts them in there fine, but if I open the user Properties and select "Member Of" if does not show them as a member of the GPO I just dragged them into, it still shows the old group. If I right click the user and select "Add to Group" and try to add them manually, it does not find the group, it says:

"An object (Group or Built-in security principal) with the following name cannot be found: "New Group Name". Check the selected object types and location for accuracy and ensure that you have typed the object name correctly, or remove this object from the selection."

I have "Groups or Built-in security principals" lelected to find the group. If I select Advanced and just hit OK to show me all groups and Bult-in principals, my new group does not show up in there either.

I have tried accessing the GPMC from my laptop and by remoting into the server. The group shows up in there, but I get the same results when trying to change user groups.
Active DirectoryWindows Server 2003

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Brian Pierce

8/22/2022 - Mon
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TTCLIVE

Duh!! Brain fart, thank you for your quick reply. I just had to add the OU, then create the group, then move the user to the OU and add them to the group. Wow I made that harder than it needed to be! Thanks again.
Brian Pierce

You seem very confused.
Users are added to groups and sometimes to OUs - You cannot put users into GPOs

A GPO is a list of settings that is itself linked to an OU.

Note that group policies have nothing or little to do with groups. If you link a GPO to an OU then it will apply yo any actual user or computer accounts in that OU, but it will not apply to any groups in the OU.
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