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    GPO containing any 'Preferences' stopping other GPOs being applied

    Morning all.

    I have what i think may be a bizarre problem. We have an 2008 R2 + XP network. I'm moving over to Windows 7 and the current set up will not work at all.

    That's a Default Domain Policy containing 'defaults' and Proxy Server Details. Then 4/5 other GPOs containing specific Preferences, such as Drive Mapping, Document / Desktop redirections. This is working perfectly in XP.

    Now i've built a test Windows 7 PC, Proxy settings aren't applied for a student.
    After a bit of trial and error, it seems that as soon as there's a policy containing a User Preference, the proxy settings (my indicator) from DDP aren't applied.

    I'm very rusty in my GPO testing after spending a good 3 years messing about with it, so pardon the lack of other information gathered.
    I set up a new OU structure where the Win 7 Machine and Users are separate. Proxy is fine when only inheriting from DDP. As soon as there's a Preference added, it stops working again.

    I'd thought that getting the preferences working with XP would be the difficult part and that they'd be tailor made for Win 7. How wrong I was!

    Any help appreciated.

    Cheers
    Stu

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    Any errors in the log when gp processing hits a preference?

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    Another update...

    If i log on as a user with slightly elevated privilages first (I still can't see where they are), the student logs on and get's all settings as it's meant to.

    If i log on as the student first, the user with elevated priveleges doesn't get the settings it would have if it was logged on first!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkeh View Post
    Any errors in the log when gp processing hits a preference?
    Sorry Sparkeh. Didn't see your reply. I'll check now, but pretty sure nothing jumped out.

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    Nothing that jumps out, unless i'm looking in the wrong place.

    The folder redirections GPO that i'm using to test, applies the redirection correctly. But no sign of proxy from DDP.

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    Sorted it.

    Bizarre. Hopefully someone can shed some light on something i need to set up or disable...

    I had one Policy mapping 2 drives. One for everyone, the second only for teachers. The way i set it up was to not allow students access to the 'T' drive. So it would try to map it for the student and then fail, but suppress the error and continue.

    Whereas on Win 7, it suppresses the error and then doesn't allow anything else. I don't think it's down to the order, either!

    Frustrating, but light at the end of the tunnel.

    Any ideas what i may or may not be missing?

    Cheers
    Stu

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