We're trying to ensure a certain set of computers will never have their monitors go to sleep or have the screen saver kick in. The set of computers of interest is in its own OU, and we have a new GPO applied to the OU. The OU does inherit policies from upstream, and there are conflicting policies at a higher level. But the policies we've applied directly to the OU should override any conflicting inherited policies, right?
The screen saver setting (DISABLED) associated with the new GPO applied to the OU seems to be taking effect, but the power plan we've created and tried to put in place through that same GPO is not taking effect.
Looking at GP Results in the GPMC, what we see are both the inherited GPO (with the wrong power plan settings) and the directly-applied GPO (with the right power plan settings) both successfully applied to the computer/user--with the directly-applied GPO appearing higher in the results. This gives us the impression those settings should prevail, yet when we get onto the computer, the wrong power policy is always applied.
What are we missing?