Problems after SBS 2008 migration

Posted on 2010-11-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-10

We've endup migrating from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008. Everything looks good except for a member server which looks not to be processing some GPOs.

gpupdate or gpresult take forever, however the results point to the new server, but not all the GPOs are being processed. We get redirected folders errors, still pointing to the old server.And mapped drives are not there, looks like logon scripts are not being processed.

Can it be any computer specific GPO keeping user GPOs from being processed ?
Question by:reliantcorp
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by:Cris Hanna
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is the member server in the MyBusiness\SBSServers OU?
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Check the event log for errors & run dcdiag to verify dc health.

For folder redirection look below kb.

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No, its not on SBSServers OU. But it wasnt previously either. Should this make a difference on SBS 2008 ?
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by:Cris Hanna
ID: 34105844 number GPs are applied at that level, just like all workstations are expected to be in the SBSComputers OU for the default GPs to work

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No luck

Changed the computer to MyBusiness\SBSServer OU but nothing changed.
Here's gpresult ouput.
Besides GPOs filtered and listed here there are some GPOs note being listed even as filtered
For example the logon scripts GPO which works for all users on other computers.

    Applied Group Policy Objects
        Local Group Policy

    The computer is a part of the following security groups
        NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users


    Last time Group Policy was applied: 11/10/2010 at 9:57:29 PM
    Group Policy was applied from:      CSA1.domain.local
    Group Policy slow link threshold:   500 kbps
    Domain Name:                        DOMAIN
    Domain Type:                        Windows 2000

    Applied Group Policy Objects
        Windows SBS User Policy
        Windows SBS CSE Policy
        Default Domain Policy

    The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out
        Small Business Server Folder Redirection Policy
            Filtering:  Denied (Security)

        Local Group Policy
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

            Filtering:  Denied (WMI Filter)

        Update Services Common Settings Policy
            Filtering:  Not Applied (Empty)

    The user is a part of the following security groups
        Domain Users
        Remote Desktop Users
        NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users
        This Organization
        Windows SBS Fax Users
        Windows SBS SharePoint_MembersGroup
        Windows SBS Link Users
        Windows SBS Remote Web Workplace Users

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The old server was the only DNS server listed on this machine. Changed it to the new SBS and everythings now fine.

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Cause Ive found the problem

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