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GPO do not take precedence

Posted on 2016-09-14
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I have the following GPO applied to the following OU's:

Workpace OU
Settings1 GPO
     Customer OU
      Settings 2 GPO

The problem is when I do run the GPO results wizard the "settings 2 GPO" do not take precendence over the "settings 1 GPO" (winning GPO). When I check the group policy inheritance of the  "Customer OU" then the "settings 2 GPO" is in the top of the list. Also Enforced is disabled. Any ideas?
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by:Joseph Moody
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Just to double check a few things.

1. You do not have enforced enabled on Settings 1 GPO?
2. Do you see settings 2 GPO listed in the list of processed GPOs on the client? GPresult or the Group Policy log in event viewer will show this information.
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by:emieldmz
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1. Yes that is correct. it is not enabled
2. When I check the GPresult the GPO isn't in the list of applied GPO's. But the settings 2 GPO is enabled and has the good scope.
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by:Joseph Moody
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If the GPO isn't listed, something is off in the scoping of the policy. Can you upload a gpresult and a screenshot of the scope of both GPOs?

Also - check out this guide on some common GP errors: https://deployhappiness.com/top-10-ways-to-troubleshoot-group-policy/
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by:emieldmz
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I checked the guide first before I wrote this question unfortunately without any success.

See attachments for the report & screenshots

settings1 gpo = DMZ Profile user settings

settings 2 gpo = Customer - Paintcenter User settings
scope-Settings1.PNG
scope-settings-2.PNG
report.html
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by:Joseph Moody
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Ah dang!

Take a screenshot of the enter GPO scope tab for both GPOs please. Also - take a screenshot of both settings tab (with all settings expanded).
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Cliff Galiher earned 500 total points
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At first glance, I'm guessing you are getting bit by this change, based on the security group change you made in setting 2.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/askpfeplat/2016/07/05/who-broke-my-user-gpos/
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by:Joseph Moody
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Thank you.

Are the objects in the paintcenter OU users?
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by:emieldmz
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Yep the user accounts. The group "Paincenter Users" (where the scope is pointing to) is in another OU.
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by:Joseph Moody
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Ok. If they were just added to the group, did you log off and log back on?

When logged in as a user in that group, launch command prompt. type net user /domain USERNAME

Under group memberships (at the bottom), do you see the paintcenter users group listed?
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by:emieldmz
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Yep!
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by:Joseph Moody
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Hmm... log in as one of those users. Run a gpresult /h report.htm command. Upload the report.htm file that is created.
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by:Cliff Galiher
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Did you read the article I posted at all?
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by:emieldmz
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The option from Cliff does the job. When I added domain computers everything worked fine.
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by:Joseph Moody
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Good catch Cliff! I completely overlooked that.
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by:emieldmz
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And thanks for the support Joseph!
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by:Joseph Moody
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No problem - I went back and added this solution to the group policy troubleshooting article from earlier.
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