Group Policy settings not working on XP machines
Posted on 2011-10-04
Ill try to throw out as much info as I can with the time that I have at the moment.
Basic rundown is this...
I came into a clients site having to reverse engineer a lot of things that were done here to try and understand what the previous group had done. Ive had only a little group policy experience before at another site but what I did worked just fine, but it was for Vista Business machines.
Here on this site we have tried to roll out several group policies and unless its a Win7 machine, they never work. We use them for printer deployment per pc rather than per user since users move from machine to machine throughout the day. As I said, if its 7, its fine. We have no problems with it, but XP refuses to accept any changes. I can create the policy in the workstation OU and do a gpupdate on the workstation and have it show that its applied if I run gpresult, but the settings never follow through. Weve done testing with several other types of settings in a GPO but nothing actually happens.
Ive also done testing where I move my Win7 pc over into that out and test the GPO and it works perfectly, but the rest of the XP machines in that OU just wont respond.
Am I missing something for the XP machines here?
And sorry if the post is a bit jumbled, quite a rush this morning.