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    Hello, I have run into a bit of a problem. I have about 30 computers that are in a group and have a shortcut being setup on the desktop of the profiles. It is done through group policy and directed to the group of computers but I am not getting 5 out of the 30 to not get the GP working on them. I have tried to take the computers out of the domain and then put them back in and flushed the dns but nothing seems to be working. Thanks and hope to hear back from someone. BTW the machines are running XP pro

  • #2
    Re: computers not taking on group policy

    What server version are you running?

    I would open the Group Policy Management Console on the server and run the results wizard on one the the computers that is having issues. You should see what policies and settings are getting applied, what relevant events there are, and any processing errors that are reported.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...8WS.10%29.aspx
    Regards,
    Jeremy

    Network Consultant/Engineer
    Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
    www.gma-cpa.com

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    • #3
      Re: computers not taking on group policy

      Windows Server 2008.
      Last edited by punktilend; 11th January 2012, 13:38. Reason: found the wizard

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      • #4
        Re: computers not taking on group policy

        OK, for 2008 the Group Policy Management Console is built-in.

        So what were the results of the scan?
        What policies are not applying?
        Are all the computers running XP or just the ones that don't apply the policy?
        Regards,
        Jeremy

        Network Consultant/Engineer
        Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
        www.gma-cpa.com

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        • #5
          Re: computers not taking on group policy

          Well, every time I try to run the wizard I get "The RPC server is unavailable". For one of the computers I changed the date and time on it and then rebooted and it started working properly.

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          • #6
            Re: computers not taking on group policy

            To run the results wizard the firewall needs to allow file and print sharing traffic on the XP machines.

            Since the clock was off that means authentication will fail. Kerberos requires that the clocks on the server and client be within 5 mins of each other. Make sure all the computers have the correct time so that authentication can happen.
            Regards,
            Jeremy

            Network Consultant/Engineer
            Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
            www.gma-cpa.com

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            • #7
              Re: computers not taking on group policy

              Will do! Thanks for all the replies

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              • #8
                Re: computers not taking on group policy

                just a little update, I did what you said and now everything is working fine now. Thanks for the help

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                • #9
                  Re: computers not taking on group policy

                  Excellent! Glad to help.
                  Regards,
                  Jeremy

                  Network Consultant/Engineer
                  Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                  www.gma-cpa.com

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