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Hi all,

I have one domain 2008 R2 split across two sites. Each site has its own proxy server for internet access. Each site has its own dhcp server. Question is, how do I get the users logging on to site 2 to use their own proxy server via group policy. At the moment all users are in one OU and so the GPO that specifies the proxy server is applied to all users. Is there any way for group policy to check IP address for example and then apply a different setting?

Many thanks.
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I would split the users into OUs based on their site.  So you would have 2 additional OUs under a "MyCorp" OU.  You could then break out the policies based on that structure.  On the "MyCorp" OU, apply GPOs that are the same no matter of a user's location.  Then on the site based OUs, apply the GPOs that are specific to that site only.... aka the local proxy config.

Lumping your users into 1 OU isn't a good idea.  Reason being, as the company grows so does the network infrastructure that supports the company.  A single OU for users doesn't allow you any flexibility to accommodate for policy configuration issues based on locality or department membership.

Here are some reference links about OU Design:

1. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2008.05.oudesign.aspx
2. http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/23bb7af1-4a8b-4cd7-b23d-6e8bc06d46db/ad-ou-best-practices

Dan
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