Group Policy or Something Else?
Posted on 2011-09-23
I have been scratching my head on this one for a few days now. I have a group of users in an OU in Active Directory. They have many icons on their desktop that shouldn't be there. As part of the policy (they are Middle School Students) they aren't allowed to right click on the desktop, modify the desktop, printers etc etc within a few GPO's that are assigned to that OU. I have no clue why these icons (some are other user's documents) are there. Once I pull the user out of the OU and into the default users container AD has by default, I can modify and delete the desktop as I should. I can restart and the icons do not reappear. But as soon as I move any user into that OU in question. The icons appear again.
I have looked through the GPO settings to show what each GPO (there are three two in the root and one inherited) has for settings and I do not see anything that would create this behavior.
So now to my question,
Is there anything other than a GPO that could do this? Keep in mind that the user is not using a roaming profile and when moved out of the OU's the icons still appear until they are deleted. Or, is there a way to look at what is being applied to computer when logged in or as the computer is starting up?
My infrastructure Background:
I have a Windows Active Directory Domain with Windows 7 and XP clients. The servers are mixed 2003R2 and 2008R2 Standard. In this instance I am working on a 2008 server and a client machine with Windows 7.
I'd be more than happy to give you anymore info that's needed.
Thank You for any help!