Solved

Group policy not being completely applied to user computer

Posted on 2012-03-26
4
2,941 Views
Last Modified: 2012-04-26
I'm having an issue with a user computer on my domain.  The user has access to all areas that he's supposed to, The DC sees the laptop, and both laptop and user are properly registered in the domain.  However, the user section of group policy isn't being applied.  issuing a "gpupdate /force" command returns this info:

Updating Policy...

User policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors wer
ered:

The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not determine if t
nd computer accounts are in the same forest. Ensure the user domain nam
 the name of a trusted domain that resides in the same forest as the co
count.
Computer Policy update has completed successfully.

To diagnose the failure, review the event log or run GPRESULT /H GPRepo
rom the command line to access information about Group Policy results.

dcdiag shows no pertinant errors or notices.

On a hunch, I disabled IPv6 on the client computer, ran ipconfig /flushdns and ipconfig /registerdns, both of which worked normally.

Thoughts on how I can fix this issue?
Thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:dcmathis
4 Comments
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
Geodash earned 500 total points
ID: 37766284
Just for giggle, tun an RSOP against the object to verify that it is getting the policy ow it should be. I would then drop the PC from the domain, reboot, re-add it to the domain and try a /gpupdate again to see if it works correctly.
0
 

Assisted Solution

by:dcmathis
dcmathis earned 0 total points
ID: 37766947
Will do, as soon as I can get the laptop away from the user.  In the mean time, I just realized that I messed up the error text when I posted it in the original question.  See below for the full error text.

Updating Policy...

User policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors
were encountered:

The processing of Group Policy failed. Windows could not determine
if the user and computer accounts are in the same forest. Ensure the
user domain name matches the name of a trusted domain that
resides in the same forest as the computer account.

Computer Policy update has completed successfully.

To diagnose the failure, review the event log or run GPRESULT /H
GPReport.html from the command line to access information about
Group Policy results.

0

Featured Post

Simplifying Server Workload Migrations

This use case outlines the migration challenges that organizations face and how the Acronis AnyData Engine supports physical-to-physical (P2P), physical-to-virtual (P2V), virtual to physical (V2P), and cross-virtual (V2V) migration scenarios to address these challenges.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

You may have a outside contractor who comes in once a week or seasonal to do some work in your office but you only want to give him access to the programs and files he needs and keep privet all other documents and programs, can you do this on a loca…
A quick guide on how to use Group Policy to create a custom power plan and set it active on Windows 7.
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…
This tutorial will walk an individual through setting the global and backup job media overwrite and protection periods in Backup Exec 2012. Log onto the Backup Exec Central Administration Server. Examine the services. If all or most of them are stop…

830 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question