Group Policy Problem

Posted on 2008-10-08
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Hi Guys
i need to re-strict access to certain pc's on our network i have tried this with GPO but it does not work, i have OU applied to speccific users and these work fine but when i put the pc's i require to lock down in a ou an setup a policy on it nothing works, i need this for a group of specific people but i cant move them out of there existing OU

Any Ideas


Question by:ciandirrane
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What are we restricting access to, (internet, file shares, logging onto that particular computer)???

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Desktop Icons and to install a default printer and access to specific shares
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Hi ciandirrane:

Your looking at the differences between Apples, Oranges, and Pears:

Desktop Icons:
Not quite sure what you want to do with these icons, can you specify for me? Do you want these users not to delete these Icons? Do you want them to have a default desktop?

Default printer:
This is usually best done with a logon script:
I avoid scripting like the plague, so it will be a good idea if we get some help on this. Once we get to the root of exactly what you want to do for all three tasks, I can get us some scripting help for us.

Access to shares:
This is done on the share itself. Going to the share and setting the NTFS permissions and Share permissions will prevent them from accessing the shares. If you don't want them to see the shares, we can involk Access Based Enumeration. ABE may be a little more advanced than you might want to go at this time and I find that preventing access to the shares is good in most all cases.
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i want them to have a default Desktop on these specific machines i.e. pc1 and pc2, but when they logon to pc3 i want them to be able to use the control panel our change their desktop, i have worked out a vb script to set the default printer
If i create a OU with the pc's in them and apply a policy, it does not apply


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Go to the command prompt and type of the DC:
GPupdate /force

Does that enforce your group policy to those computers?
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loftyworm earned 500 total points
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I think using Loopback Processing will do the trick for you, it is near the bottom

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