I have 2 servers both R2. One a pdc the other a member server where file storage and aoolications come from.
I am having terrible problems with group policy.
200 xp machines all patached
40 windows 7 laptops
The windows 7 laptops seem slow to pick up and refresh the policies even on start up
the xp machines will not gpupdate /force and time out but do pick up the user policies at logon but not the computer policies (does not apply them red cross)
If I filter a policy and include thier group/groups and take out the authenticated user the windows 7 policies when they log on the policy cannot be accessed and does not proccess.
Done all the usuall and checked dns/apply group policy settings in security and cmd checks dcdiag etc.
Printer apply to some in same groups but not others (using pushprinter.exe for xp)
This has got me so wound up im doubting myself now and darent make any changes.
Anyone can help me bring some form of structured sense to the situation would be great.
Starnge thing there are no logs of failure of the xp machines ie cannot access policiesonly on the windows machines.