GPOs not applying to all users
Okay, wit's end now. I've tried everything I can think of, though I make no pretense of being an expert. I logged a call with ScoMIS about this a week ago and haven't heard back. So, if anyone here can help, please do! Basic setup - Server 2008 R2, a series of XP desktops. In AD, users are divided into staff, students and a couple of special department groups who needed their own desktop shortcuts. Nothing fancy, nothing unusual. Around this time of year staff print a lot of docs to go home to parents, and they're duplex. Since it's a faff expecting staff to change the duplex setting on the printer each time they want to print that way, I re-added the printer a second time but with the duplex settings already configured. Added the printer via Printer Management, set up a GPO, assigned it to Managed Computers as per all the info I could find online. Didn't work. So, I assigned it to all staff. Didn't work. So, I amended our existing GPO for printers, added it to that, replaced the linked GPO for staff. That worked! For ONE user. This user is a test staff account (a staff account, basically, but one without a password so I can log into it quickly to check things). For this account, this new printer appears. If I log into a different PC with the same account, printer appears. Use any other account on the same PCs, no printer. I can add the printer using \\server\ and then select it from the list, which is easy enough to do. But why does this GP only work for this one account? I've checked AD, the settings for this user account are the same as every other. They're in the same group, everything. Similarly, there's a GP that allows internet access (adds the proxy details, etc.). Works for everyone - except my test user, who has no internet access. I just can't figure it out. Is it something obvious I'm missing?! Are there obvious things I can be trying to troubleshoot this? Grateful for any help/strong drinks.