I am trying to understand policy application for our windows 2008 r2 AD .
Why does the a computer policy run every time at startup when nothing changes in that policy? The default policy has password item, and a default banner item, that doesnt change. Yet it takes a full minute to process it everytime someone logs in.
Wouldn't it be more efficient if it didn't apply at startup if it didnt change , that would save all kinds of time. Is there a way to do this?
2) Does your computer have to read every policy even if nothing is configured, How do I make it so it doesn't read my local policy. Won't this save time.
3)When you apply a group policy, does your workstation retain that policy even if logged off the network. For example will my laptop retain those settings?