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Audit Policies are not applying to SBS 2003 server

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I have an SBS 2003 server that I would like to audit changing permissions on a set of folders.  
I set the Audit Object Access setting to success and failure in the Default Domain Controller policy.  Then I configured auditing for everyone on the folders.  When I noticed that there were no events related to auditing in the security log, I ran the Group Policy Results Wizard.  The Audit Object Access was set to no auditing with the Default Domain Controllers Policy as the winning GPO.  I ran gpupdate /force and then re-ran the RSOP with the same results.  
I also tried adding that policy setting to the Small Business Server Auditing Policy (and performed a gpupdate /force).  The RSOP report stated that the Default Domain Controllers Policy was still the winning GPO.  
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Did you make sure that your SBS server is in your correct OU and the policy is correctly enforced against it?

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The server resides in the Domain Controllers OU and the permissions for the GPO look correct as compared to another SBS server that I looked at.
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Here was the resolution.  I worked with MS support on the Partner support forum.  http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/partnerwinserversbs/thread/61c06f87-444e-4a28-8709-563684b11244
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