Avatar of Joel Brown
Joel Brown
Flag for United States of America asked on

GPO Question

I'm trying to deploy printers using a GPO and have a question.  I have created an OU by the name of "Pod Computers",  I've then created a GPO by the name of "Pod Printers".  I then link the Pod Printers GPO to the Pod Computers OU.  I've found that even though the Pod Computers OU contains the computer objects it want the GPO to apply to, the GPO won't work unless I also add the computer objects to the Security Filtering secont on the Scope tab of the GPO.  When I do this it works.

What am I missing ?  Should I only need to link the OU and GPO and it should work ?

Thanks ...

Windows Server 2008Active DirectoryWindows 7

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment
Gareth Gudger

8/22/2022 - Mon
Gareth Gudger

So you are adding each computer individually? Check the Security Filtering box, normally this has Authenticated Users group be default. This contains any user or computer account.
Joel Brown

By default after I link the GPO to the OU it shows linked at the top of the Scope tab but nothing is in the Security Filtering section of the Scope tab.

If I place Authenticated Users in the Security Filtering section does it mean the GPO will apply to only the Authenticated Users/Computers that are in the linked OU ?

Thanks ..

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question
Log in to continue reading
Log In
Sign up - Free for 7 days
Get an unlimited membership to EE for less than $4 a week.
Unlimited question asking, solutions, articles and more.
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.