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GPO settings from SBS2008 not all applied to 2008 R2 RDP server

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Hi,

I have an SBS2008 (Windows 2008 R1) wich is AD
I have a seperate RDP server running 2008 R2.

I have joined the rdp server in the domain, made a seperate OU and applied some GPO's to it.
First GPO does loopback processing
Second GPO makes sure they have a seperate TS profile (Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Terminal Services\Set path for TS Roaming Profiles)
Third locks the desktop down.

I think first and third are being applied, but when I logon with a user from AD which has a normal roaming profile set then that profile is applied in stead of making a sperate TS profile.

Could it be that the GPO's for 2008 r2 have changed?
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To check that if it's not applying, please run on that server RSoP.msc to check Resultant Set of Policies or gpresult /z from command-line (I hope that this also works on SBS :) )

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ok i see that my first is not applied the one that has the loopback processing.  I put the filter on verified users, guess that's wrong?
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OK, you have used GPO filtering for Authenticated Users, right? But which mode for loopback processing did you use Replace or Merge?

Authenticated Users are set up by default in GPO, so it's OK. If you chage that or modified to Disallow, that causes problem.

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it's said to replace, so no idea why it's not applying
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Maybe some settigs are identical and were replaced. What if you change mode from Replace to Merge?

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that won't do anything as i see in gpresult command that the gpo is not applied that all.  It's not in the list.
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OK, so please check GPO filtering and please tell me what it's there. And ensure that GPO is linked also to OU where are users located.

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as far as i understand the loopback processing should be enabled on the ou where the ts server is in.
as stated in one of my previous messages:

ok i see that my first is not applied the one that has the loopback processing.  I put the filter on verified users, guess that's wrong?
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Yes, but you want to apply computer settings to user. Please check that MS article
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/231287

I don't know what you mean by saying "verified users"? Maybe you want to say Authenticated Users? If os, don't worry, to this group belongs authenticated users and computers accounts.

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i have to go now i'll have a look into that and get back to you, thx for the feedback allrdy
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You're welcome :)
I'm waiting for other news

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quick question: could it be when i only set the ts profile and not the local (roaming) profile, that has been set under the user properties in AD, that this behaviour occurs ?
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Might be

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Go to the OU where you are applying the GPO & see on the right side the list of GPO's.
Now, using the arrow keys move the Loopback GPO to Position 1.

After this, enable this GPO on the same OU:
Computer Configuration | Policies | Administrative Templates | System | Logon Always wait for the network at computer startup and logon policy

Once you have this placed make it no. 1 as described earlier & put the loopback GPO as no. 2.

Now, to be on the safer side RESTART the computer & then see the effect.

Please post the result afterwards.

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Please see below the MS ways of setting up the Roaming Profile, I see that you have the policy setup in Computer Configuration, however the page suggests Local Policy:

"Local Computer Policy/Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Terminal Services"

See point 2


http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc783578(WS.10).aspx

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hi seems the gpo was conflicting with settings from the user in AD.

This is what you have to do to make sure that roaming profile is not applied to a specific server:

Disabling Roaming User Profiles on Certain Computers
You can prevent computers from receiving roaming profiles by enabling the Only allow local user profiles policy setting, which blocks roaming profiles from being used on a computer. By default, when roaming profile users log on to a computer, the user’s roaming profile is copied to the local computer. If the user has previously logged on to this computer, the roaming profile is merged with the local profile. Similarly, when the user logs off from this computer, the local copy of the profile, including any changes the user made, is merged with the server copy of the profile.

If you enable the Only allow local user profiles policy setting, the following occurs on the affected computer: When the user first logs on, the user receives a new local profile instead of the roaming profile. At logoff, changes are saved to the local profile. All subsequent logons use the local profile.

If you enable both the Prevent Roaming Profile changes from propagating to the server setting and the Only allow local user profiles setting, roaming profiles are disabled for that computer. These policy settings are in the Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\User Profiles node.
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this was the fix.
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