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How do I apply a group policy to an OU with computers?

Posted on 2016-08-30
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I'm sure this is easy, but I can't figure it out.  I have a GPO called "_DevAuditLogging" with settings for logging.  (i.e. audit object access, security log size)

I have one server in an OU called "Dev Servers"

When I link the GPO to the Dev Servers it doesn't apply.  I tried the "Group Policy Results" report and it doesn't show up for the computer.  Also, I try "gpupdate /force" on the machine and it doesn't get the changes.  What gives?
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by:Learnctx
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Have a look in Event Viewer. It will tell you why the GPO did not apply.

Eventvwr > Applications and Services Logs > Microsoft > Windows > Group Policy > Operational
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by:Tim Phillips
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@Learnctx I didn't see anything in the event log at the location you specified.

@Sushil using those links I can verify that the GPO is not being applied to the computer, but I already know that.

I'm thinking that my configuration is wrong somehow.  The GPO doesn't have anything in the "security filtering" portion of the scope.  Is that a problem?  I figured that would just narrow down which computers it applies to, but I want it to apply to the whole group.
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by:Tim Phillips
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I figured it out.  I had removed "Authenticated Users" from the scope filtering section and I think that removed "Authenticated Users" from the Delegation Tab.  When I was in the Delegation Tab there was no mention of the anything containing the server in question.  I added a group that the server was in and added the permission "Apply Group Policy" and then it worked!
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