?
Solved

Group Policy Questions

Posted on 2016-08-30
2
Medium Priority
?
132 Views
Last Modified: 2016-09-04
*What's the difference between Computer Configuration-> Policies-> Windows Settings-> Deployed Printers and Computer Configuration-> Preferences-> Control Panel Settings-> Printers and User Configuration-> Preferences-> Control Panel Settings-> Printers?  I'm finding a lot of settings that seem to be for the same thing, unless there's something I'm missing.

*Does a screensaver I'm deploying have to be on each PC or can a single file be on the server?

*What is "Enforced" vs. "Link Enabled?"

*Is there a way to override a setting in the Default Domain Policy without deleting that GPO?



Thanks.
0
Comment
Question by:epichero22
2 Comments
 
LVL 22

Accepted Solution

by:
Joseph Moody earned 1000 total points
ID: 41776960
1. There is a lot of overlap in the way things can be configured. Preferences were an add-on bought by Microsoft at a later time. You will want to use them over Windows Settings\Deployed printers as they are easier to target to users/computers.

2. It can be on the server but it is better for it to be on the client (no network access needed to get to file - less strain on server). You can use File Preferences to copy the file to the client.

3. Normally GPOS process in this order: Local, Site, Domain, OU(LSDOU). Enforced GPOs reverse that order. Link enabled means that the GPO link will apply to the OU.

4. Yes. Simply set the desired sitting at the OU level (LSDOU).
0
 
LVL 20

Assisted Solution

by:Peter Hutchison
Peter Hutchison earned 1000 total points
ID: 41777628
1. Printers deployed to the computer, will appear for any user that logs into that PC. Printers deployed to users, will only appear for that user who logs into any PC.

2. For easy administration, you could use GPO to deploy the SCR file to the PC from a share and then enable the screensaver for the file on the PC.

3. Enforced Group policies will -force- policies over other policies if there is a conflict and will by pass any OUs with blocked inheritance.
0

Featured Post

Simplify Active Directory Administration

Administration of Active Directory does not have to be hard.  Too often what should be a simple task is made more difficult than it needs to be.The solution?  Hyena from SystemTools Software.  With ease-of-use as well as powerful importing and bulk updating capabilities.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Restoring deleted objects in Active Directory has been a standard feature in Active Directory for many years, yet some admins may not know what is available.
After seeing many questions for JRNL_WRAP_ERROR for replication failure, I thought it would be useful to write this article.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
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…

590 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