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Group policy to apply to a group of users but only if they log onto a specific machine

Hi Folks,

I have limited experience with group policy in windows server 2003. I have created a group policy which restricts the start menu on a terminal server. However I only want users to have that restricted start menu only if they log on to the terminal server and not if they log on to their normal desktop computers.

Any advice or pointers to tutorials would be appreciated, thanks.

p.s. they log on to the terminal server to run a specific software program that is easier to just have running on the terminal server.
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Markus-Mechanicus
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Markus-Mechanicus
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CoyotesITCommented:
place your terminal server in a separate OU and apply the policy to that OU, for the normal desktop machines leave those alone.

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Shift-3Commented:
Enable loopback processing so that settings under the User Configuration node will apply to users who log onto that terminal server.

See the Method 2 heading in this article for instructions:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260370
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Henrik JohanssonSystems engineerCommented:
Place the terminal server in a TS-OU and configure the below settings in a GPO linked to the TS-OU.

You nead to enable loopback processing to make user GPOs linked to the TS-OU affecting the users.  
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy\User Group Policy loopback processing mode

Configure TS roaming profiles pointing on a share to separate TS-settings from normal desktop profiles.
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Set path for TS Roaming Profiles

See link for details about configuring Terminal Server with GPOs
http://www.msterminalservices.org/articles/Managing-Terminal-Services-Group-Policy.html
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Markus-MechanicusAuthor Commented:
Coyotes IT,

I have an organizational Unit called Terminal Server Users which had the group policy applied to it that restricts their start menus. I took the users out of that OU and put the Terminal server in there instead. Now when I log on the restricted start menu is not working.......
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Henrik JohanssonSystems engineerCommented:
You nead to enable loopback processing to get it work.
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