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Applying windows 7 GPO in windows 2000 domain

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  • I have recently created a new OU for testing a GPO and when I make the changes for the logon script to the GPO it doesn't push to the Windows 7 x86 test client in the OU. After running a GPResult /r I find that the "Domain Type:" is Windows 2000, could this be causing the issue or is this something else?

    We have 3 DCs, two of them are Windows 2003 and the third is Windows 2008 R2.

    The script I am running is very basic and starts a .exe from a shared folder.

    Friday, February 17, 2012 9:16 PM

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  • Hello,

    the domain type is no problem and belongs to a not correct settings in the registry which is not change during some updates, more details in http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/winserverDS/thread/f842852f-2257-4f9f-b574-4c08a65f6c04

    Does the gpresult output show the policy applied or not, also check with rsop.msc logged on to the client. Is it a machine or user policy setting?

    Do you use ONLY the domain internal DNS servers on the NIC?

    Did you check that the GPO change is replicated to all DCs in the domain, so you can be sure the client is able to apply it?


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
    MVP, MCP, MCTS
    Microsoft MVP - Directory Services
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    Sunday, February 19, 2012 8:36 AM
  • Hi,

    In addition to the suggestions Meinolf Weber provided, I also would like to confirm what related error message can you read in Event Viewer?

    For the related troubleshooting information, please refer to the following Microsoft TechNet articles:

    Fixing Scripts policy settings problems
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc781809(v=WS.10).aspx

    Troubleshooting Group Policy Problems
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc787386(v=WS.10).aspx

    Regards,


    Arthur Li

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, February 20, 2012 7:37 AM
    Moderator
  • The GP Result shows that the GPO was not applied. I have both machine and user policy settings for testing, but I really only need user policy.

    The NIC is setup for DHCP.

    The GPO change has replicated to all three DCs.

    The script is a very basic script for starting an exe on login.

    Example: start \\network location\blah.exe

    Wednesday, February 22, 2012 5:19 PM
  •  
    > The GP Result shows that the GPO was not applied. I have both machine
    > and user policy settings for testing, but I really only need user policy.
    >
    >
     
    As long as the GPO is not applied, sure your script will not executed.
    When you examine the gpresult output, is your GPO listed at all (in the
    "denied" section) or doesn't it even show up?
     
    If it's denied - what reason for?
    If it doesn't show up - did you link it to an appropriate OU? (You
    mentioned "login script", but this only applies to users - and in your
    test OU, there only seems to be a computer...)
     
    sincerely, Martin
     

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
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    Saturday, February 25, 2012 2:46 PM
  • Hi,
     
    I would like to confirm that have you tried the above troubleshooting suggestions and what is the current situation? If there is anything that I can do for you, please do not hesitate to let me know, and I will be happy to help.

    Regards,


    Arthur Li

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, February 27, 2012 3:06 AM
    Moderator