Group Policy Updates
Posted on 2009-03-31
I have a couple of questions regarding Group Policy Updates.
We are in a Windows 2003 Domain with Mostly windows XP clients.
My questions revolve around Group Policy settings for Internet Explorer 7.
1) Whenever I edit something to do with Internet Explorer in Group Policies something happens to the setting on the connections Tab where you set.
Never Dial a connection, Dial whenever a network connection is not present and Always Dial my Default Connection. Even if I do not touch this setting as soon as I close the Group Policy Editor I start to receive calls from mostly laptop users who have dial up connections or VPN settings listed in the Dial-up and Virtual Private Network Settings box on the connections Tab as IE has changed to Always dial my default connection. Therefore when opening IE they get a pop up window asking them to connect to there default dial up connection
Desktop users tend not to be affected as they have nothing listed here. What is causing this to happen? How can I stop it.
2) Some Internet Explorer settings that are applied by Group Policy are not being applied to some people / machines. If I go to the client machine and run gpupdate /force then the policy gets updated. If I just run gpupdate then no update happens. I thought that policies were updated every time someone logs onto the Network and every 90 minutes after that. How can I track why some people are having the correct policy applied and some are not.
I am thinking of adding gpupdate /force to our login script to ensure that everyones Group policies are updated when they log in. But I would prefer them to update properly.
Does any one have any suggestions?