GPO not applied to Windows XP SP2 clients (gpresult not recognized as an internal or external command)
Posted on 2011-02-26
Hello all, I am having a strange issue. I have 20 Windows XP SP2 workstations (various computer models though). I have a Windows Server 2008 domain controller with AD and GPMC. Some machines are logging into the domain and getting GPOs applied, but 5 others dont get any GPO applied. When I run "gpresult" and "gpupdate /force" the error returns that it is not recognizing this command. I tried to download the Server 2008 GPO Policy Extensions for XP machines (KB915865, KB943729, etc) and to no avail. These machines DO NOT recognize any GPO related commands. What can be the issue?
P.S. Coincidentally, those 5 PCs that do not recognize GPO do not have the "Remote" tab available in Control Panel\System but that may just be a coincidence?