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Windows XP pro client ignores GPO from 2008 R2 domain controller

Posted on 2010-01-11
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Dear experts,

I set up a new and shiny AD with Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise, created a fresh domain and joined Windows XP pro clients.

Now I have created some GPOs to map network drives on the client. Some Windows clients however refuse to map network shares using that GPO. Connecting the drives manually works, so it can't be a permissions issue.

I double checked that the user which is logging on resides in the right OU, I have applied all the latest updates on the clients and there is nothing unusual in the eventlog. In addition to that I fiddled with the options in the network share GPO menu, like "action: create, update..." and using the checkbox "reconnect" on/off. Nothing worked.

Another strange thing that happens is when using the command "gpupdate /force" on the client. It usually asks if the current user should be logged off, but it doesn't ask on the clients that refuse to mount the network share.

Furthermore the output of "gpresult" states that the GPO in question was executed and that no errors encountered.

Thanks for helpful answers in advance!

Cheerios,
toskala
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Hm, not knowingly, all the clients came directly from Dell and don't differ in the configuration, at least they shouldn't I will give it a try!
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Thank you big time! It works like a charm  <3 :D

Cheerios,
toskala
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