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domain group policy not being deployed to windows 7 computers

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I have created a group policy on my windows 2008 server to assign a default screen saver and internet explorer home page to my windows 7 computers.  the policy is not being applied.

what is wrong?
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by:MCSA2003
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How have you gone about setting up the GPO's? Also, how much time have you allowed for the policies to push out? You can do a gpupdate /force command to help speed up the process.
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by:senad
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Shutdown - restart would help ....
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by:abhijitwaikar
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Any event in event viewer?,...also You can use the RSOP.msc and Gpresult.exe command-line utility available in Windows Server 2003 to troubleshooting Group Policy issue.
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by:Nik
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Check if computers are in proper container and also check the group policy filtering for that GPO.
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by:BPHoltshouser
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Can you post the settings you are using? I'm looking through my gpedit.msc and I don't see an option to set this on the computer level, but I could just be overlooking something.

You might also want to try and set this on the user configuration level and make sure that this GPO is filtered appropreately for the user accounts that are using windows 7 computers.
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by:iepaul
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I have applied it at the user level.  I also set the desktop background and screen saver.  If I login and do a gpupdate/force the internet explorer settings are applied but the desktop and screen saver are not.

Should group policy settings be applied after a reboot?
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by:senad
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usually,yes...
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by:Nik
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use gpresult command to see if your policy has been applied. If not, check the local policy settings on that PC.
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by:abhijitwaikar
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You can use the RSOP.msc and Gpresult.exe command-line utility
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Was applying user policy to computer.  Problem solved.
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by:Nik
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So, not a single answer here helped you?

Not even 'gpresult' where you could see that policy hasn't been applied to user settings?
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by:BPHoltshouser
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Glad to hear it's solved iepaul!
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