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Server 2008 R2 Group policy

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Hi

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.



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by:Whiterat
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Hi rmfb,

Are the laptops onsite when they are having issues or are they remote users?

Thanks,
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Have you checked the GPO Status?

There are four options, yout need it to be "enabled"

All Settings Disabled
Computer Config Disabled
User Config Disabled
Enabled
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by:rmfb
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Hi

Yes they are onsite,

I have disabled computer config or user config when either one or the other holds no policys.

ie for the user ou i have only enabled user settings as there are no computer settings used in this policy.

same for computer config if no user settings are used in the computer policy then i have disabled the user section.
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MS Gave me help on this + intel was port fast on  the network switch that was the problem
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