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Server 2008 Group Policy Diagnostic Uitlity

I am having a problem with some of my group policies not being applied correctly.  Does Windows Server 2008 contain a diagnostic utilty that might help me with this problem?  If so how do I run it and have it output a log file for me to reveiw?  Thanks!
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Steve Eckerman
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WCMHCCommented:
Research "Group Policy Best Practice Analyzer".
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Steve EckermanSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I did and did not find anything for Server 2008.
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WCMHCCommented:
See here for additional information http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940122
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Darius GhassemCommented:
You can use gpresult
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Steve EckermanSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I did use gpresult on the client PC experiencing the problem.  I would like to run something on the server that may give me further indication as to why the group policy is not be applied correctly.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Well that wouldn't tell you anything since clients are the ones getting the GPOs applied too. Post gpresults
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Steve EckermanSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
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Steve EckermanSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
The word document has screen shots of what I am seeing on the client PC.
Mapping-Problems02162011.doc
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Darius GhassemCommented:
The second document is 46MB taking a long time to download. Well from the gpresult it states that there is not a GPO at all.

Post dcdiag
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Steve EckermanSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
That is correct.  I have removed all of the GPO's at this point.  When you get the word document downloaded you will see where the problem is occurring.  I have a logon script that maps serveral network drives.  This is not occurring correctly and the only thing I thought could be causing the problem is GPO's.  Since I removed all of the GPO's I thought that all of the mappings should apply and show up on the client PC.  However they are not.
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Steve EckermanSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
I am not very familiar with dcdiag.  How do I run it?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Ok I see. Very weird.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
go to command prompt type dcdiag
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Steve EckermanSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Where will the output file go?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
The output to the screen within the command prompt. Just copy this then post
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Steve EckermanSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
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Steve EckermanSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Looked like everything passed to me.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
Looks good.
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Steve EckermanSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Any ideas with the mapping problem?
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Darius GhassemCommented:
You should be able to see your Map Drives. If you manually do this as well. Could  be a View issue. I would change your current Windows Explorer view to details
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Steve EckermanSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
It is weird because all of the drives show up as mapped on the client PC but only some of the mapped drives show up in Windows Explorer.  Changing the views has no affect on what is displayed.
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Darius GhassemCommented:
I would remove any drives listed. Then try to map manually one by one to see what outcome is
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Steve EckermanSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Will do.
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Steve EckermanSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all the assistance darius!
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