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    Im running Server 2012 at home on a vm to play about with, why cant I right click on an OU and select group policy from within AD, it doesnt come up as an option.

    Thanks

  • #2
    I don't think that option is there anymore - just checking Server 2012R2 and there is no Group Policy option anywhere in AD Users and Computers - you need to launch Group Policy Management instead
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      How do you link a policy to an ou, I can't seem to see how you do this, I can create the policy but can't see how you link it to whatever ou you want.

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      • #4
        In Group Policy Management Console, drag from the policies container to the OU, alternatively right click an OU and "Link an Existing GPO"
        Tom Jones
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        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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        • #5
          Ye I thot that but I can't even see the ou in gpmc

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          • #6
            Something very wrong with AD then - presumably you have expanded the forest/domain node?
            Try a different DC - right click the domain node and "change DC"

            Can you see other OUs?
            Tom Jones
            MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
            PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
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            Ossian Ltd
            Scotland

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            • #7
              All working now Ossian, I had put the user into the default user container and it wasnt showing, so I created a new OU called Glasgow, then users and computers, these are now showing in GP and should now be able to do want I want. You wouldnt think I've passed the 2012 server exam lol.

              Thanks alot for your help.

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              • #8
                No problem - I always have to remember that the User and Computer "containers" aren't really special - they are just a way of reducing the number of objects visible directly under the domain
                Tom Jones
                MCT, MCSE (2000:Security & 2003), MCSA:Security & Messaging, MCDBA, MCDST, MCITP(EA, EMA, SA, EDA, ES, CS), MCTS, MCP, Sec+
                PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
                IT Trainer / Consultant
                Ossian Ltd
                Scotland

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