Background - We have a 2008 R2 Remote Desktop Services environment where users are remoting into (2) RDS Session Hosts load balanced by a Connection Broker. The users have a locked down desktop so that they only have (3) desktop shortcuts where (2) are links to Intranet sites and the 3rd is a shortcut to Log-off.
The need is to be able to make changes to the links and have all users see the changes without having to touch each user separately. Microsoft recommended folder redirection for the desktop which we implemented the Group Policy and it worked.
The problem we ran into was no other Group Policy was being applied or even showing up as not being applied.
Per Microsoft's reccomendation so that only certain users had this GP apply we put the Session Hosts in their own OU and applied the Group Policy to that OU. We created a Security Group and added the users to whom the GP would apply. We added the Security Group to the GP and removed everyone else.
The GP attached to the Session Hosts OU applied successfully but the GP's linked to the Users' OU would no apply or even show up under gpresult.