When making changes within a Group Policy Object (GPO) in hopes for a desired outcome, only to have Group Policy not working correctly can be very frustrating.
Group Policy can be difficult to design, implement, and troubleshoot unless you are fully aware of the foundational concepts that drive Group Policy with Active Directory.
There are many moving parts with Group Policy, not to mention the reliance that Group Policy has on Active Directory functioning properly.
All I do is create the OU, add users/computers, then in the Group Policy Management console, right click the OU, and click Create and link a GPO Here The GPMC has to be downloaded and installed, you can find it here: Group Policy Management Console You'll see all the OUs a policy object is linked to in the right pane, the Default Domain GPO is applied to all OUs of course.
Have you actually moved the users you want this to apply to out of Users and into the Users for 8 OU in Administrative Tools | Active Directory Users and Computers?
I have been working on updating my companies group policies and I have run into a problem with the user policy not applying correctly.
Previously the old policy had a folder redirect for the desktop and the start menu. In the new policy we have removed this and changes the folders to reside on the local computer.
ive use gpudate and gpudate /force and restarted the server but there arent taking effect, could some point me in the right direction as to what might be causing this?
Again thanks for all help and advice in advance Are you running gpudate on the Client, or on the Server? Are you modifying the Default Domain Policy, or the Default Domain Controller Policy? Are you actually disabling the password complexity, or just unchecking the Define this policy setting box?
Don't know why the other policies are not being applied. In the gpmc under 'Group Policy Objects' I have a new GPO called 'Terminal Users' under the 'Setting' tab I define my group policys then under the 'scope' tab in the bottom half under 'Security Filtering' ive added the groups and tried individial users but not taking effect anyway.