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Windows Server 2000/2003 Thread, Workstations not running Group Policies or Logon Scripts in Technical; Got a bit of a strange problem with a new domain that I am setting up and I am hoping ...
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    Workstations not running Group Policies or Logon Scripts

    Got a bit of a strange problem with a new domain that I am setting up and I am hoping that you can shed some light on it.

    I have just built a new Domain Controller running 2003 R2 but when I join a PC to the Domain it does not run any Group Policies or the Logon script yet the script and policies run fine on the server itself. I have checked the Event Logs and nothing is showing up and I am now at a complete loss as to what is happening.

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    Stupid question - is the PC moved into an OU in which the policies are applied?
    The lack of event viewer items is disturbing, what does your winlogon.log file on the workstation say?

    Az

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    The Logon script is applied by the Default Domain Policy and the other policies are applied to specific OU's. I have just looked for the Winlogon.log file and one has not been created on either of the 2 test machines.

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    I ran into a similar problem yesterday with my test setup. I hadn't configured the correct permissions on the logon scripts. Definitely a "senior" moment!

    Dunno if it's relevant to your scenario?

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    I have checked the permissions and all seems fine with them. The strange thing is that the script and policies run fine when I logon to the server.

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    What happens when you try gpresult on the client?

    Checked the time's are in sync etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    What happens when you try gpresult on the client?

    Checked the time's are in sync etc?
    I get the following message come up:

    INFO: The user "*********\admin" does not have RSOP data.

    By the way all the times are within 5 seconds of each other.

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    Couple of ideas from google, tried accessing the sysvol share from the client?

    The user "xxx\xxx" does not have RSOP data. - Petri.co.il forums by Daniel Petri

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    run netdiag on the machine and post the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmount View Post
    Couple of ideas from google, tried accessing the sysvol share from the client?

    The user "xxx\xxx" does not have RSOP data. - Petri.co.il forums by Daniel Petri
    As per kmounts comment on the link at the bottom comment is as follows :

    *bump still stuck on this one guys....

    On the PC I noticed when logged in I cant browse to \\domain.local\sysvol\domain.local

    Windows can't find the network path... however the user authenticates with the server ok on login... the dir is accessible from every other PC on the network. It has to be dns, but dns seems fine. I'm baffled, a reinstall of windows is not something I want to go through with this PC as it has a lot of old software and developing tools installed.


    **Finally solved this one, had to reinstall the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper and all is working fine now.

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    Heres a possibility - is your DNS set up correctly? Does all the AD stuff appear correctly in DNS? I not it could be worth restarting your NETLOGON service on the server and giving it another go. I've had a similar problem here and that is what it ended up being.

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    I decided to rebuild the server as I could afford anymore time trying to sort it out. Blame my boss for giving me such a short time to role this thing out

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    UPDATE - Spent all of yesterday rebuilding this server and I'm still getting the same issues with it. I'm beginning to wonder wonder if it is not the OS but a hardware issue

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    so did you try netdiag yet then?

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    It does sound like DNS, or some kind of DNS-related issue if it can't see the full DNS path of the server.

    As Geoff suggested - run netdiag (with the /v switch) - post it here so we can see.
    Just to rule out DNS or NETBIOS issues - can you PING the server using the following:

    1) DNS Name (domain.local)
    2) NETBIOS Name (server)
    3) IP Address

    I suspect you can do #2 and #3, but not #1 - which suggests DNS or that there's something far more quirky going on.

    HTH,

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