GPO not applying in OU, but will in the domain?


  • Hello There.

    I appear to be having an issue with OU's and GPOs in Server 2012 R2. 

    Now If I apply a background via GPO and stick it in my 'VM' OU, it will simply not apply Windows 7 keeps the default 'harmony'; background). However if I link the OU to 'dc1.test' my domain in Group Policy management, It will apply quite happily and the background will change. 

    Things of note: I setup the GPO the exact same way in Server 2008 R2 with no issues.

    gpresults /h shows Denied GPOs 'Background - Children' as 'Empty' even after applying successfully via the above method. 

    If needed I will post the gpresult if needed

    Please see screenshots:

    Not applied:


    Any help is appreciated, thanks

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015 2:26 PM


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