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How to ensure one GPO executes before the other?

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  • Hello All,

    There is probably a very easy way to do this, but how do I ensure that a GPO object executes before another? In my case, I have a "Servers" OU and within this, various sub OUs e..g SQL Server, Sharepoint, Infrastructure, etc.

    All my GPOs (for now) execute at the top of the OU chain (Servers) but I need one to execute before the other. 

    Thanks

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015 9:35 PM

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  • Hi,

    >>I understand the order of precedence (LSDOU) but what I am confused about is having >1 GPO at the same level. I.E. I have two GPOs at the OU level but I must ensure one gets applied before the other.

    As stated in the article I provided: If several GPOs are linked to an organizational unit, their processing is in the order that is specified by the administrator, on the Linked Group Policy Objects tab for the organizational unit in GPMC. The GPOs having lower link orders will have precedence over GPOs having higher link orders. The GPO link with Link Order of 1 has highest precedence on that container.

    Regarding this point, the following article can be referred to for more information.

    Group Policy Inheritance

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc739343(v=ws.10).aspx

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen


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    Friday, March 6, 2015 1:06 AM
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  • Hi,

    >>There is probably a very easy way to do this, but how do I ensure that a GPO object executes before another?

    Regarding this point, the following article can be referred to as reference.

    Group Policy processing and precedence

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc785665%28v=ws.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen


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    • Proposed as answer by Patris_70 Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:15 PM
    Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:25 AM
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  • If I have >1 GPO at the OU level, as I do in my case, I still need to ensure some order in the processing. How could I do this?
    Thursday, March 5, 2015 5:17 PM
  • Hello,

    Please raed this article:

    Group Policy Basics - Part 2: Understanding Which GPOs to Apply

    Regards

    Thursday, March 5, 2015 8:17 PM
  • Yeah I read it and I was already fairly familiar with the concepts presented in that article.

    I understand the order of precedence (LSDOU) but what I am confused about is having >1 GPO at the same level. I.E. I have two GPOs at the OU level but I must ensure one gets applied before the other.

    Maybe I am missing something?

    Thursday, March 5, 2015 9:20 PM
  • Hi,

    >>I understand the order of precedence (LSDOU) but what I am confused about is having >1 GPO at the same level. I.E. I have two GPOs at the OU level but I must ensure one gets applied before the other.

    As stated in the article I provided: If several GPOs are linked to an organizational unit, their processing is in the order that is specified by the administrator, on the Linked Group Policy Objects tab for the organizational unit in GPMC. The GPOs having lower link orders will have precedence over GPOs having higher link orders. The GPO link with Link Order of 1 has highest precedence on that container.

    Regarding this point, the following article can be referred to for more information.

    Group Policy Inheritance

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc739343(v=ws.10).aspx

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen


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    Friday, March 6, 2015 1:06 AM
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  • Hi,

    It's been a while. How is it going? If you need further help regarding the question, please don't hesitate to let us know.

    Best regards,
    Frank Shen


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    Tuesday, March 17, 2015 1:50 AM
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