Computer Configuration using Group Policy Preferences

Posted on 2011-04-28
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am having a heck of a time getting the Group Policy Preferences in Computer Configurations section t accomplish, well, anything. Particularly, I am playing with the Folders Extension and the Network Shares Extension. Regardless of how I set up and target settings in these two areas on my test computer or server, settings are not applied as I have hoped (oh for the old days of simple scripting - GPP - bah!). For example, setting a new Network Share does not share the folder at all, and trying to create a new folder in the Folder Extension does nothing as well. The Forest and Domain are 2008R2 functional levels, Windows 7 workstation, the links are enabled, etc. Thus I see nothing keeping these extensions from functioning. Other Preference Extensions do work for users and computers, so I am stuck trying to figure out why these are not working. Obviously, I must be missing something obvious, although i am at a loss as to what that may be based on the settings I can see. Thanks for any assistance.
Question by:Kegan128
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    by:Larry Struckmeyer MVP
    Are the users on the stations members of the local admin group?  Were the stations added to the SBS domain with the wizards?  Are they in the correct OU - the  one to which you are applying the policy?  Have both the SBS and the Stations been updated completly with Microsoft Update checked in addition to WSUS?  Have you applied with gpupdate /force and rebooted more than once?  Sometimes it can take some time.
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    by:Adam Brown
    Can you post some screenshots of the settings you have on these?

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    Thanks for your help. I ended up raising the forest/domain to 2008 R2 and the problem/issue was resolved! Thanks again
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    by:Darius Ghassem
    This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.

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