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I'm having issues with GPOs on a 2008 R2 Terminal server on a 2008 domain.
I have 2 GPOs at the Terminal Server OU level. These have user configuration settings, and they apply ok.
I have added another GPO at the users Ou level. This has some user configuration settings enabled.

WhenI I check the applied GPOs using gpresult, there is no mention at all of the new GPO. It's not showing as applied or filtered.
Any ideas?
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So you have loopback enabled?   Do you have it set using merge or replace?
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Loopback is enalbed on the Default Machine Policy, which is linked to the terminal server OU. It's set to replace.
However GPresult shows this GPO as filtered out for users:

The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out
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    Local Group Policy
        Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

    Default Machine Policy
        Filtering:  Disabled (GPO)
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Hang on, I think I've got it now.
The Default Machine policy scope was for Authenticated users only.
When I removed this security filtering, it seemed to work.
I would have thought the user counted as an authenticated user, seeing as they logged on successfully?
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by:Mike Kline
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You removed it and what did you add, just authenticated users should have been ok
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I didn't add anything. So the security filtering section is now blank.
My understanding is that it will apply to all users if no filtering is present?
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by:Greg Jacknow
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Yes having authenticated users on a policy that you wanted to have apply to machines might be an issue.  As the machine section is not per user it authenticates per login as the computers account.
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by:Mike Kline
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Authenticated users does include computers.

Check the ACL on the GPO to see what the exact permissions are.

Thanks

Mike
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Hi Mike,
I checked the ACL, and authenticated users is added with read access. They are added authomatically when i add auth users to the security filtering.
However, I still get
 Default Machine Policy
     Filtering:  Disabled (GPO)

Any ideas? I would prefer to get it working logically as it should, rather than using work arounds.
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