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I have create a gpo for a OU called desktops to enable screen saver / timeout / password etc
But the GPO isn't being appied.
The iprecedence is set to 1 and the default domain policy is 2
the default domain policy is listed as the winning policy?
How can i get the screensvaer etc to be applied?
I have a 2003 domain with window 7 clients. I have configured GPO on a windows 7 admin system

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Question by:Rbauckham69
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by:Mike Kline
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Screen saver is a user policy?  Do you have it applying to computers or users.

If you want a user policy to apply to computers you have to use loopback processing. http://sdmsoftware.com/blog/2009/01/06/please-explain-loopback-processing/

I'd test first before I did that, or apply it to users and test that.

Thanks

Mike
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by:Rbauckham69
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Thanks....just come across that myself but you are correct...

If i want to apply a screensaver policy to all users will that also apply on DC's and servers etc....Wouldn't want to block anything on a DC etc
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Mike Kline earned 2000 total points
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You could have it apply at the OU where your "normal" users are

or if you don't want it to apply to admins or folks that log into servers you can use security filtering to exclude them.  More on security filtering here:

http://www.grouppolicy.biz/2010/05/how-to-exclude-individual-users-or-computers-from-a-group-policy-object/

Thanks

Mike
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