Invisible domain group policies?!
Posted on 2008-10-16
I am running a single Windows 2000 domain with mostly Windows XP Pro clients. A while back I had a few group policies set up to enable Windows firewall and disable USB drive. However, for some reason, they got "lost."
So I re-created those policies from scratch with some small changes. Please note the Windows firewall policy must be created through a Windows XP machine as Windows 2000 Server admin tool does not support it.
After I created new policies to again enable Windows firewall and disable USB drive, a week later I found out that no matter how many times I rebooted or gpupdate, the client computers only use the old policies. Gpresult does not show any of the new policy being applied.
Now, how can I purge those old policies out of my system? They are no where to be found. I followed the normal steps trying to delete them, but they don't exist in the GPedit or admin console, OU, Group Policy