GPO not applying or missing

Hi all,

So..

I'm trying to use GPO to set the default applications on a machine. Currently, I have a test OU which I would like it applied to. I'm just wanting things such as change default browser to chrome and Adobe reader DC. I've managed to retrieve the files required from Google and Adobe themselves.

Something strange is happening. Google Chrome default has been applied and working but if I run an rsop (gpresult /v or /r) the policy doesn't appear to be there and it's missing! Adobe default is not applying.

Both policies have been created using computer configuration and linked to the OU.

Any ideas why this is happening?
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Yasir ArfatJunior System AdministratorCommented:
Computer configurations requires the user workstation reboot in order to make GPO works properly, try rebooting and than do gpresult.
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N00b2015Author Commented:
Hi, it has been rebooted but same issue.
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Yasir ArfatJunior System AdministratorCommented:
Check you GPO scope and make sure the right object is there under the scope of management of GPO
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N00b2015Author Commented:
I've actually sorted the issue but you were right. I had the OU with the the wrong objects l and scope.

The issue I still have, is that gpresult /v or /r are not showing the policy that is applied although it has?
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Yasir ArfatJunior System AdministratorCommented:
Great.
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N00b2015Author Commented:
I figured out why gpresult wasn't working. The scope was not set the to the computer when running the command. Gpresult /r gives only user configuration. What i needed was, gpresult /r /scope computer. Then it worked!

Now i've realised my last problem! I believe my GPO's are conflicting. Whoever has the 1st "Link Order" in the OU works. So to clarify i have two GPOS created. Both with the same setting but different configs for the default app (below)..

Computer Configuration\ Administrative Templates\Windows Components\File Explorer\*Set a default associations configuration file*

Both Adobe and Chrome are configured separately to use this GPO setting. I'm sure that both of these can work together. Why would the priority make a difference and stop the 2nd link order to work. What is the conflict and how can i resolve?
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Yasir ArfatJunior System AdministratorCommented:
run gpupdate /force on server and workstation than run gpresult if that didn't do it try to find out the error logs you will have to go through logs on both server and workstation ends and dig in to logs see if there are any errors being logged, also its not about priority its about competition when you link two GPO's doing same thing over and over they will compete with each other.
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N00b2015Author Commented:
Thanks Yasir. Both gp update has been performed on both server and workstation. The logs on the workstation are blank?
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Yasir ArfatJunior System AdministratorCommented:
Hmm look like The GPO in your computer's OU are winning over user's OU, please go through your GPO's seems like you are using multiple same gpo's in Users and Computers OU's, try eliminate GPO duplication, Remember gpresults will not show results if gpo's are conflicting or competing with each other.
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N00b2015Author Commented:
Hi Yasir,

for this purpose, i don't mind that the Computers GPO wins over Users as the default app policy i have created is computer. The only other GPO applied to the users GPO is the default domain one, which currently has nothing in it.

Could two GPOS having the same "default association configuration file" policy coincide together? Surely the can and you can have multiple of those for different apps?
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N00b2015Author Commented:
Found the solution on another thread.

I just merge the the XML files into one and use that instead of having multiple policies doing the same thing with multiple file sources!

Thanks Yasir for your assistance.
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N00b2015Author Commented:
Found the solution on another thread.

I just merge the the XML files into one and use that instead of having multiple policies doing the same thing with multiple file sources!

Thanks Yasir for your assistance.
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N00b2015Author Commented:
Resolved!
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