Solved

Group Policy Settings

Posted on 2011-02-21
1
285 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
I need someone to step me through setting up Group Policy restrictions. I thought I had them set correctly but evidently not. The situation is this - we have a school network running Windows Server 2003 and all the clients running Windows XP Pro. The goal is to restrict the students from saving profile changes when they log out and to prevent them from installing any applications. There is an OU called School Users with a sub-group called Students and that has sub-groups by grade level. Do I need to set these restriction at the main OU level? And could someone step me through what I need to do? I must be missing somehitng because what I did did not work and students profiles are growing way beyond what we want.

Thank you!1

Robert
0
Comment
Question by:RobertEhinger
1 Comment
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
Navdeep earned 500 total points
ID: 34946685
Hi,

Normal active directory accounts would restrict users from installing any applications.
For profiles. You need to make them mandatory profiles. So that when the changes are made they won't get saved.

You can check the below mentioned article to do the same
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307800

Also using GPO
Computer Configuration--->Policies--->Administrative Templates--->System--->User Profile--->Prevent Roaming Profile changes from being propagated to the server

It makes profiles mandatory by preventing system from updating the change to the server. This setting have the same effect with renaming NTUSER.DAT to NTUSER.MAN for a roaming profile.

The GPO would be applied to that OU in which your student accounts are present.

Hope this will help you.
0

Join & Write a Comment

Email signature management is something that is often overlooked in many organizations or is simply not implemented effectively. Let's take a look at what methods are available for managing this important piece of corporate branding.
ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

747 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

13 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now