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GPO's not appling in Windows 7 for 2008 Domain

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I am building a new domain that is comprised of 2 DCs with Server 2008 x64 R2 on them. I have created the 2 GPO's for the domain already. One for the default domain policy and one for our Bitlocker settings. I can run a gpupdate /force on the workstation and it says everything was successful, I run gpresult /h and see the output file with all my settings. If I run a gpedit.msc on the workstation I can't see any of the settings applied. Is there something different in 2008 domain that I am missing to force the workstation,which is running Win7 Enterprise, to execute the GPO settings. Any idea's would be helpful at this point.
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When you run gpedit.msc on a workstation, you are seeing the Local policy settings, not the Domain policies. All gpedit.msc does is display the settings that reside in the policy, it doesn't display the actual group policies that are being applied to the workstation. In order to see the results of applying your domain group policy to the workstation, you'd have to run the gpresult tool, not gpedit.msc.
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OTOH, if you want to see/edit domain group policies from a workstation, you can do so by installing the Group Policy Management Console on the workstation and opening the domain group policy from that management console. But again, you are seeing the policy settings, not the result of the policy being applied to the workstation.
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That's different then XP then because XP would gray it out.  Yeah I got the admin tool pack for windows 7 already loaded on it. I'll review my GPO then and go from there. Thanks for the help. I'll post back once I find out more information.
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Well I was an idiot and thought I updated the GPO on the 2008 domain and the 2003, but only did the 2003 domain. Thank for the information on the GPO settings though.
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Thank you, always good to bounce ideas off people.
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