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    Hi Guys,

    As far as I remember and if I am not wrong the Microsoft teachings on the GPO management say that "If the same policy is edited on more than one machine at the same time the policy may get corrupted".

    I am looking for the technical Microsoft Documentation on this issue. As I am trying to fix one server where we make all our changes but to satisfy some technical people I need this documentation.

    I will be grateful if you guys can help.

    Cheers,
    cisman

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    Re: GPO Management

    Some links:
    - http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro....mspx?mfr=true
    - http://technet2.microsoft.com/window....mspx?mfr=true
    - http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...astructure.doc

    Didn't find any specific warning regarding corruption of the GPO, but everywhere they speak against this situation.
    I hope this helps. If not, maybe someone else will have better luck than me (read: knows better to UTFSE ).

    Sorin Solomon


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    • #3
      Re: GPO Management

      Thanks Sorinso,

      I am really grateful for the kind help. These are the articles which can really help. As I remember I had read it in some GPO document of Microsoft that the policies which will be edited on two different computers will have different time stamps on the files in SYSVOL and can cause corruption to the .pol file during replication. The articles you listed very clearly indicate that one server should be used for GPO editing but the do not list the specific reasons why.

      I tried my best to find it but without success. If anyone happens to know any article or document I will appreciate your help.

      Cheers,
      cisman

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      • #4
        Re: GPO Management

        I am glad it helped you. As I stated already, they only warn against the issue. Without detailed explanation.
        Take a look at the attached screenshot , it's from the first link.
        It looks like this is as close to an explanation as it gets.
        Last edited by sorinso; 9th November 2007, 21:29.

        Sorin Solomon


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        • #5
          Re: GPO Management

          How i read it is that the earlier changes made to the GPO could be overwritten by the later changes if these changes occur close together in the replication cycle hence only a warning instead of a "u must not" hope that helps.

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