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Hi,
I am applying a group policy & applying the policy to a security group.
I usually uses OU but havent designed the GPMC

My policy only works if I add the authenticated users on top of the security group.
Could somebody explain why?

and
Does Authenticated users means that the policy will apply to every objects in my domain?

Thanks
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You are using security filtering.
Often the error is: people create a security group containing computers while their policy should affect users (or vice versa). Please double check that.
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This is a very common problem for loopback GPO's. Microsoft have written an excellent article on how to troubleshoot these: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/archive/2013/05/21/back-to-the-loopback-troubleshooting-group-policy-loopback-processing-part-2.aspx. Other than that, if you are applying security or WMI filtering then you need to verify that the user and/or the computer has the relevant rights to view the GPO and apply it. For security filtering make sure that the user and/or the computer is nested in the relevant groups. The fact that you add authenticated users and it then works means that the delegation on the GPO is messed up.
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by:defrey
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If I had the users to the policy outside the security group, then it is working!
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defrey, please give details like:
-the configuration I am trying to distribute is in the user configuration section of the policy/computer configuration section of the policy
-the group which I applied as a security filter consists of computer accounts/user accounts
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What solved it?
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