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Posted on 2011-02-23
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Hi

We have 3 group policies configured.  1 is root on the domain, 2nd is for a proxy server (which is configured for loopback processing) for computers not users, and a third is for users only.

problem is the users only policy isnt being picked up.  i suspect this is becase of the loopback setting on the proxy policy.

an ideas?
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by:Neil Russell
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How do you mean the users only policy is being picked up?
On what OU's are the policies defined? Are the policies against the right OU's for your users and your computers?
What output does an gpresult.exe /z give on a workstation?
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by:Tasmant
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you should only apply loopback processing mode if necessary.
i don't think you need it here.
proxy settings have to be applied in the user part of the GPO applied to your users.
so you can delete the loopback GPO.

when applying loopback policy mode on computers, then when an user connect on, the user takes all the gpos where the computer belong, and not the user.
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Had to get rid of the loopback processing as issues elsewhere.

Now using:

UserConfg-WindowsSettings-InternetExplorerMaintenance-Connection-ProxySettings (preference Mode)
Interent Explorer Maintenance set to Preference Mode.

Policy now applies to users however if the interent connection settings are changed - i.e. user disables proxy the GPO doesnt reapply on logon.
Is there any way of forcing the GPO for this IE maintenance setting?

I will then also disable the conenctions topion in GPO - but need to ensure the policy is forced/applied.

thx
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by:Tasmant
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yes you can force IE part of the GPO to apply at each refresh:
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy\Internet Explorer Maintenance policy processing
Check the "Process even if the Group Policy Objects have not changed".
This will apply the CSE "Internet Explorer Maintenance" (Client Side Extension) at each GPO background refresh, by default every 90 minutes on client computers.
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by:CHI-LTD
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used the preference mode (per OU policy)
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