Solved

How do I apply my new default group policy?

Posted on 2016-08-15
7
45 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-17
I'm working on a VM and have created a new active directory.  I went into group policy and created a new default domain policy.
How do I apply this group policy to my domain?
0
Comment
Question by:Mary Macchioni
7 Comments
 
LVL 20

Assisted Solution

by:Russ Suter
Russ Suter earned 250 total points
ID: 41756520
If it's the default domain policy then any PC joined to the domain should automatically receive that policy. However it's not guaranteed to be immediate. If you need to make sure the GP is immediately active then go to the client workstation, launch a command prompt as administrator, and type "gpupdate /force". You'll probably have to logoff or reboot for the changes to take full effect.
0
 
LVL 8

Accepted Solution

by:
Tim Edwards earned 250 total points
ID: 41756521
1st thing is to never modify the default domain policy, always create new GPO specific to a certain function/policy that you want. If you need to have it on the domain level click right click on the domain and select 'Link Existing GPO' and select your newly created policy, this is the same approach if you want to have GPO assigned to specific OU's.

Please refer to this link for more information around GPO's and Management:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/hh147307(v=ws.10).aspx
0
 

Author Comment

by:Mary Macchioni
ID: 41756575
Tim,

Yes.  Right now we have a default domain policy on an active server.  I'm working on a VM which doesn't have any default group policy defined.  I don't want to play with our group policy/active directory on the network. Is there a way to copy or import from our active GPO server.  How can I do that?  

So this is what I need.  Copy or whatever our current AD/GPO settings to my virtual machine.  Then when I make new policies it will only affect the computers/user on that machine.  I hope I'm making sense because I'm so confused.
0
Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

 

Author Comment

by:Mary Macchioni
ID: 41756576
Tim,

By the way, I've created my own domain.
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:compdigit44
ID: 41758623
As Tim Edwards stated you cannot add or rename the Default Domain GP. AD looks for the GUID of this GP and could break thing if not present? Do you want to create a new GP for testing?
0
 

Author Comment

by:Mary Macchioni
ID: 41759175
That's what I'm doing.  I've made up a new test AD to test a new group policy.  I'm on a virtual machine with a 192.168.....  I think I'm going to have to just read up on this because it's a bit over my head.

Thank you for your assistance.
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:compdigit44
ID: 41760234
here are the basic's..

1) When apply a GP you need to link it to the OU / domain where the computer is in
2) make sure authenticated uses has the read and apply GP permissions which is the default for a GP

Post a screen shot of you AD structure and of what you want the GP to configure on the workstation so I can better guide you.
0

Featured Post

NAS Cloud Backup Strategies

This article explains backup scenarios when using network storage. We review the so-called “3-2-1 strategy” and summarize the methods you can use to send NAS data to the cloud

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

914 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now