Can a GPO WMI filter to filter by O/S work when applied to a User OU


I have a GPO which has just user settings in for setting Internet options which apply to an OU containing users. On the GPO I have the following filter to target Win7, Win 8 and Win 8.1 only

select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where (Version like "6.1%"  or Version like "6.2%" or Version like "6.3%") and ProductType = "1"

My question is, because this is applied to a User OU, will the WMI filter work?

Many Thanks
rhiancohenVMware Senior ConsultantAsked:
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If you link the filtered GPO to an OU that contains only user objects, then it will not apply.
It will apply. I am sure I used it like that before and was successful.

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the documentation did not say it is restricted to computers in OU or security groups,
look at it as a condition that test environment before appealing GPO, the scope is not limited to users

so it should work,
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Mohammed KhawajaManager - Infrastructure:  Information TechnologyCommented:
If the GPO is User OU then it will be applied running under the user context and it will work.
Shall I chip in and say maybe? (taking a stab at McKnife and albatros99 here).

I know for a fact that get-wmiobject is used against the computer; so that might be disregarded on a user object only ou.

I would do a simple test in your testlab, especially in light of the conflicting answers.
rhiancohenVMware Senior ConsultantAuthor Commented:
OK I have some done some testing on a Windows 8 VM. The policy is applied to an OU which just contains the User that's logging into this VM. It seems to work and I have run the Group Policy Results Wizard at the bottom of GPMC which came back that the filter was being applied (Eg. It equals True) which is good.

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