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Created a GPO, now what?

Azra Lyndsey
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I created a GPO called 032917 GPO.  Under "The settings in this GPO can only apply to the following groups, users, and computers" I put in the users that I want this GPO to apply to.  It's simple, it changes some screensaver settings for the users.  

When I log into that user's computer with their credentials, I don't see that any screensaver has been applied to their profile.  I've run GPUpdate from the CLI, logged off and back on again, and even rebooted with no luck.

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First off, if the workstations are windows 8 or newer you might consider doing a computer configuration gpo and link it to the OU where you have all of your computer objects located:

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GPO_name\Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\Security Options - Interactive logon: Machine inactivity limit.

Then test by restarting workstation Or run gpupdate /force from elevated cmd prompt on that workstation
AntzsInfrastructure Services
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First of all determine if your GPO is a User or Computer GPO.
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Then on the GPO MMC, right click on the OU which contains either the User or the Computer object which you want the GPO to apply to and select Link an existing GPO.
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You should now see the GPO is linked to the particular OU.
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Also, set the security filtering to a Role Group, not individual users see
https://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/29366/Delegation-the-proper-way.html
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One more in addition to linking it, if using groups or users (Use groups) make sure that under delegation, you click advanced, and check that Authenticated Users can read the policy.
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