Problem with IE GPO updating
Posted on 2011-03-04
I am working on creating several GPOs to make custom change to IE. I have created a temporary OU and assigned a GPO to it. I have made the appropriate changes to the GPO. I have added a specific test PC and test user to the OU.
When I log in for the first time, IE changes appropriately. I have made subsequent changes to the GPO and do a gpupdate /force to put these into effect immediately and when I look at IE the changes are there.
So I wanted to test this more in the real world, so I log on as my test user, make some change in IE that is controlled by the GPO like changing the home page or the proxy IP address and then I log out. When I log back in, I guess I would expect the GPO to be applied appropriately, but when I check IE the changes I made have NOT been over written by the GPO.
I've also gone into the GPO and set the refresh interval on both computer and user config to be 1 minute with an offset of one minute. I have reapplied the GPO by using the gpupdate /force command and then made changes in IE to settings that are controlled by the GPO. I wait several minutes for the GPO to be reapplied, but it never overwrites the changes.
What am I missing?