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Group Policy User Configuration Settings not being applied

I have a new Windows 2008 R2 DC in place and I am trying to configure a GPO to map drives and printers under User Configuration->Preferences. None of the drives and printers are being mapped for some reason. I ran a gpresult and at the very bottom of the report where it says "User Configuration" it says no settings defined. I can see where many settings were applied under the Computer Configuration portion of the very same GPO.

We are in the process of migrating from a Windows 2003 R2 Domain Controller. I'm not sure if that would make a difference or not. Please let me know if you need any more information in order to assist me.
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Rob Sanders
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Mike KlineCommented:
What is the OS the users are using for their desktops?    Where is the GPO linked?

Thanks

Mike
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Rob SandersAuthor Commented:
The users are using Windows 7 64. The GPO is linked to an OU that contains the workstation.
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X_layerCommented:
Well you must have GPO linked to OU with users to.
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Mike KlineCommented:
Notice you said you are using  user config > preferences, so the GPO needs to be linked where the users are.


You can create a test OU and put a few users there and link the GPO there to see if it works for you.

I'm assuming loopback processing is not enabled.

Thanks

Mike
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Rob SandersAuthor Commented:
I don't believe loopback processing is enabled (I didn't intentionally enable it). If I put a user in that OU, then yes, it does in fact work. However, I don't want to have the users in the same OU as the workstations and I want to apply these drive mappings on a workstation by workstation basis.
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Mike KlineCommented:
Then you would need to enable/test loopback or look at some of the item level targeting options to see if they can help.

Thanks

Mike
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Rob SandersAuthor Commented:
This was the answer. It was the loopback processing that I needed to configure. Here is an article that I referenced that helped a little too:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=231287
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Mike KlineCommented:
Glad to help and nice work!
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