inetres.adm Policy not being applied properly
Posted on 2009-05-19
I have a strange problem with group policy not being applied properly,
Our network setup: -200 users 3 DCs all on windows 2003 SP1, a mixture of 2000 & Xp client PCs
We have a policy setup (for over a year) to change the proxy settings to point to an appliance based Proxy server, but for some reason this policy has recently become unreliable and does not seem to be applying itself properly to the users, a couple of other setting defined in the same policy do apply ever time though!
I have run rsop on the client PCc showings that its picking the proxy setting up okay, but for some reason this is not being reflected in internet explorers LAN setting
I have run GP results wizard & GP Modeling from all 3 domain controllers and all result look fine, I have also check that there are no other policies being inherited which could override or conflict with it.
I have also run diagnostics on all 3 DCs dcdiag & netdiag .. they come back okay
Have recreated a new policy and a new OU moved a test user into it and still & its not picking up the proxy settings, im running out of ideas what is causing it,
I have tested with 2000 Pro & XP & on 2000 pro after logging in a few times it picks it up, but if you then in as admin .. delete the profile and log back in as the test user & it loses the setting &.XP it just does not work at all
Finally if I make a change to the AD policy or the local policy (any Change) this gives a it a kick and applies the proxy details
If you have any ideas as Im starting to go round in circles