Removing Loopback Processing
Posted on 2010-11-22
I have gotten hung up in setting up Loopback processing mode on a new terminal server. Here are my environment details.
Windows 2003 Server (all SPs and updates) running Terminal Services
on a Windows SBS 2008 domain.
Created TS OU
Moved TS computer to this OU
Created Terminal Server Security Group (Global)
Created TS Users Security Group (Global)
Created GPO linked to TS OU with just Loopback Processing enabled
Created GPO linked to TS OU with restricted user settings
I successfully applied the Loopback policy and my restrictions worked perfectly, however I missed the step in denying "Apply Policy" to the admin group so admins were restricted also. Adding the deny permission did not resolve it, so I used the restricting GPO to reverse all settings, ran gpupdate /force, rebooted and had full access again for all users.
I then decied to start from scratch. Disabled Loopback in GPO, gpupdate /forced, rebooted. Removed all policies from the TS OU Moving the TS computer back to default computers OU. Gpupdate and reboot TS computer. At this point logging on to the TS reapplied the loopback settings. I am uncertain where from though as the policies are not linked to any OUs.
Running RSoP does not show any of the settings that are being applied even though the TS is applying them.
This is incredably frustrating as i don't know where the policies are comming from.