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User Group Policy loopback processing mode

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We have a 2008 Domain Controller and all Windows XP Pro clients.

Our Active Directory has OU's that are based off printers. We have loopback processing enabled so when a user goes to one workstation, they get the closest printer set as default.

My question is on our Default Domain Policy we have "User Group Policy loopback processing mode" enabled, but on the GPO's that are in each printer OU do not. Will the loopback processing mode flow down to the other GPO's or does each GPO need to have the User Group Policy loopback processing mode enabled?

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You only need it set on one GPO for your computers. We have a policy in our domain named: Enable Loopback Policy Processing.
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I see you have Windows 2008 listed in the tag.  Have you thought about using group policy preferences to map printers

http://www.msserveradmin.com/the-one-reason-you-should-use-group-policy-preferences/

...could make it easier compared to loopback on all the boxes.

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Mike
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And still use loopback processing?
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Yep! That is what we do!
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by:Mike Kline
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I'd use the targetting feature and see if that works for you.
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With Windows XP Clients? I use Preferences alot with Windows 7 devices but usually stay away from it with Windows XP
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XP will work fine. Just make sure that you have the client side extensions installed.
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As JM said make sure the CSE's are installed (you may also need xmllite) Darren has a good writeup

http://www.gpoguy.com/Portals/0/Group%20Policy%20Preferences%20Overview.pdf

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Mike
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Good link Mike.
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