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Group Policy for Domain

Discussion in 'Networks' started by amphtech, Jan 26, 2008.

  1. amphtech

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    Hello Im New to here so sorry if this is posted in the wrong section. I have Windows Server 2003 Standard edition on my server at home and I cant get the Group Policy to work correctly. One thing i would like to change is how windows puts a colour box around the text on the icons. Thanks Wade:rolleyes:
     
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  2. Wassup

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    hello

    are the other computers joined to the domain?

    In the default domain policy try
    User Configuration>Administrative Templates>Desktop>Active Desktop
    and change the setting for "Enable Active Desktop Properties"
     
  3. amphtech

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    yes the computers are connected to the domain and no changing it doe not solve the the colour icon box:cry:
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    Sorry Wade, we need more info to help diagnose group policy issues.

    For example, what OS are you clients running? How are they connected to the LAN, wired or wireless? Are they logging in to the domain quickly? What are the results of GPRESULT? etc.

    How is your internal DNS set up?

    The setting you are after is in system properties *advanced tab* > *Perfomance*

    a check box that says something like "use drop shaddows for icon labels on desktop".
     
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  5. Sparky
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    make sure the DNS of the clients is pointing to the DC 8)
     
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  6. amphtech

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    My Clients are running xp pro via LAN and the internal DNS is set up ive changed the use drop shaddows for icon labels on desktop no diffencnce
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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  8. amphtech

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    here we are


    Microsoft (R) Windows (R) XP Operating System Group Policy Result tool v2.0
    Copyright (C) Microsoft Corp. 1981-2001

    Created On 1/28/2008 at 9:42:15 AM



    RSOP results for AMPHDOMAIN\wade on WADES-LAPTOP : Logging Mode
    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    OS Type: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    OS Configuration: Member Workstation
    OS Version: 5.1.2600
    Domain Name: AMPHDOMAIN
    Domain Type: Windows 2000
    Site Name: Default-First-Site
    Roaming Profile: \\Amphserver\Users\Wade\
    Local Profile: C:\Documents and Settings\wade.AMPHDOMAIN
    Connected over a slow link?: No


    COMPUTER SETTINGS
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    CN=WADES-LAPTOP,CN=Computers,DC=amphdomain,DC=local
    Last time Group Policy was applied: 1/28/2008 at 9:32:32 AM
    Group Policy was applied from: amphserver.amphdomain.local
    Group Policy slow link threshold: 500 kbps

    Applied Group Policy Objects
    -----------------------------
    Default Domain Policy

    The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Local Group Policy
    Filtering: Not Applied (Empty)

    The computer is a part of the following security groups:
    --------------------------------------------------------
    BUILTIN\Administrators
    Everyone
    BUILTIN\Users
    NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK
    NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users
    WADES-LAPTOP$
    Domain Computers


    USER SETTINGS
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    CN=Wade Wildbore,CN=Users,DC=amphdomain,DC=local
    Last time Group Policy was applied: 1/28/2008 at 9:37:13 AM
    Group Policy was applied from: amphserver.amphdomain.local
    Group Policy slow link threshold: 500 kbps

    Applied Group Policy Objects
    -----------------------------
    Default Domain Policy

    The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Local Group Policy
    Filtering: Not Applied (Empty)

    The user is a part of the following security groups:
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Domain Users
    Everyone
    BUILTIN\Users
    NT AUTHORITY\INTERACTIVE
    NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users
    LOCAL
     
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  9. Sparky
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    Which GPO have you changed mate? Was it the default domain policy?
     
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  10. Bluerinse
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    Good point Sparky. The GPO that is being applied is the default domain policy. It is overiding any local settings you have on the clients. This is normal.

    You need to set the group policy to apply to the computer.

    For simplicity sake, as Group Policy isnt a simple subject, try changing a setting in the default domain policy and you will need to wait for the policy to be applied or run GPUPDATE from the run box or command prompt.
     
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