Disabling GPO for specific server.

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I did a couple of Window Updates, one of them being an update to SQL,  to a server last Thursday and now when I try opening the program on that server, I get a couple of Automation errors. When I talked to support from the program's company, they don't think it has anything to do with the updates but something with Group Policy. I restored our backup from Wednesday night, done before the updates were applied, and still get the error so I know it's not the updates. We haven't made any changes to GP lately but I was wondering if I could exclude this server from getting the GPO to see if that's what is causing it. The server is Server 2008 SP2.
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Sure. On the GPO - click delegation - advanced - Add - add your server name. Check the deny box that is next to Apply Group Policy. In most cases, you can simply run a gpupdate to remove that GPOs setting form the machine.

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Thanks. Is there an easy way to see what each machine is pulling in for GPO?
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On the machine, run gpresult /h report.htm /f

Then open that report.htm file.
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OK, it looks like it generated the report but where do I open it at?
Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.

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just type report.htm in the command window. The report is saved in the operating directory that the command window points to (normally C:\Users\USERNAME\).

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Great, thanks. It appears that all of our GPOs from the domain controller are Access Denied (Security Filtering), which I'm assuming is a good sign. The program still isn't working but at least I can show their support that no GPOs are being applied.
Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.

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Access Denied would show that the GPOs weren't being applied (which is good in this case). Be sure to remove that deny setting or future you will curse current you. :)

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