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GPO loop back

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  • what is GPO loop back it was used which scenario computer settings or policy will apply to users container? please explain in simple steps

    Friday, May 06, 2016 3:44 AM

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  • Hi Chandanr,

    The function of loopback processing is intended to keep the configuration of the computer the same regardless of who logs on.

    For example, there is a user OU and the use, which is member of the OU, has applied a policy of wallpaper. The computer did want to apply the policy when the user, which is member of the user OU, logon the computer. You could configure the loopback processing for the computer.

    There are two modes for loopback processing.

    Merge mode   In this mode, the list of GPOs for the user is gathered during the logon process. Then, the list of GPOs for the computer is gathered. Next, the list of GPOs for the computer is added to the end of the GPOs for the user. As a result, the computer’s GPOs have higher precedence than the user’s GPOs.

    Replace mode   In this mode, the list of GPOs for the user is not gathered. Instead, only the list of GPOs based on the computer object is used. The User Configuration settings from this list are applied to the user.

    For more information, you could refer to the article below.

    Using Loopback Processing to Configure User Settings

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc757470%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Jay


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    Friday, May 06, 2016 5:28 AM
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  • Hi Chandanr,

    The function of loopback processing is intended to keep the configuration of the computer the same regardless of who logs on.

    For example, there is a user OU and the use, which is member of the OU, has applied a policy of wallpaper. The computer did want to apply the policy when the user, which is member of the user OU, logon the computer. You could configure the loopback processing for the computer.

    There are two modes for loopback processing.

    Merge mode   In this mode, the list of GPOs for the user is gathered during the logon process. Then, the list of GPOs for the computer is gathered. Next, the list of GPOs for the computer is added to the end of the GPOs for the user. As a result, the computer’s GPOs have higher precedence than the user’s GPOs.

    Replace mode   In this mode, the list of GPOs for the user is not gathered. Instead, only the list of GPOs based on the computer object is used. The User Configuration settings from this list are applied to the user.

    For more information, you could refer to the article below.

    Using Loopback Processing to Configure User Settings

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc757470%28v=ws.10%29.aspx

    Best Regards,

    Jay


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    Friday, May 06, 2016 5:28 AM
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  • Didn't you ask this same question previously under a different account? What was wrong with the answer you got in that thread?

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/76577658-3383-42f0-85eb-edd17cf56211/loop-back-processing?forum=winserverGP


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    Friday, May 06, 2016 5:50 AM
  • Thanks in simple words Loopback processing means applying user Gpo into computers?
    Friday, May 06, 2016 12:07 PM
  • Thanks in simple words Loopback processing means applying user Gpo into computers?
    Friday, May 06, 2016 12:22 PM
  • Hi Chandanr,

    Loopback processing is not permitted these policies, which are applied to user, work on the computer that the user logon.

    Best Regards,

    Jay


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    Saturday, May 07, 2016 8:20 AM
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