User configuration GPO not applying on XP Pro
Posted on 2009-05-04
I'm stumped on a user configuration not being applied to our XP desktops in 2003 server domain. Computers are in a computer OU with a computer policy and works like a charm. The users are in a user OU with a user policy. I've run a RSoP on a test desktop with a test user and the user settings do show up but they are not applied at the computer. In particular, I'm trying to disable the ability to change display settings (resolution, screensaver, etc.). If I perform a gpupdate /force then policy applies and the display settings are blocked. This doesn't work out well because our users (students) use different computers all over campus. Can anyone shed some light on my situation? I haven't tried loopback processing but I don't think that's the issue given that I have separate OUs for computers and users.