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    Group Policy - How to make User Config > Computer Config?

    Hi

    I want to set a policy that comes under User Configuration but to apply per computer not per user.

    Is this possible?

    Z

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    Re: Group Policy - How to make User Config > Computer Config?

    You need to enable Loopback Policy Processing within the GPO.

    Sorry just read your post again!

    Loopback processing will apply the USER settings to all users that logon. to Not sure if this is what you need.

    The other option is to write a script to modify the HKLM Registry Keys at user logon.

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    Re: Group Policy - How to make User Config > Computer Config?

    can you not just apply the gpo to and ou full of computers and this will have the same effect?

    therefore any user that logs into a machine which has user settings configured as part of the GPO will apply

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    Re: Group Policy - How to make User Config > Computer Config?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nij.UK
    can you not just apply the gpo to and ou full of computers and this will have the same effect?

    therefore any user that logs into a machine which has user settings configured as part of the GPO will apply
    Does that work?

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    Re: Group Policy - How to make User Config > Computer Config?

    No.

    User Config settings will ONLY apply to users in the OU that policy is applied to.

    Computer Config settings will ONLY aaply to computers in OU the policy is applied to.

    If you create a policy with Computer Config settings in and apply it to an OU that only has User Accounts in it, that policy will do nothing.

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    Re: Group Policy - How to make User Config > Computer Config?

    You will need loopback policy processing but be warned now it doesnt always work perfectly in my experience.

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    Re: Group Policy - How to make User Config > Computer Config?

    Yeh unless you use Loopback....but I'd advise you stay away unless your eyes depend on it. Makes troubleshooting a nightmare

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    Re: Group Policy - How to make User Config > Computer Config

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    Hi

    I want to set a policy that comes under User Configuration but to apply per computer not per user.

    Is this possible?

    Z
    What is it you're trying to do? chances are someones already found a way of doing it

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    Re: Group Policy - How to make User Config > Computer Config?

    Well i have the adm files for ranger, and you can set a user so it can only connect to certain machines. I would like to use this but per computer not user.

    So for example user 1 can logon to the library control and use ranger but only connect to the library machines. But then user 1 can logon to the ICT room control and open ranger again and then control the ICT room computers only.

    How do i do loopback please?

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    Re: Group Policy - How to make User Config > Computer Config?

    Bump

    How do i do loopback please?

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    Re: Group Policy - How to make User Config > Computer Config?

    Patience grasshopper! Comp configuration > admin templates > System > Group Policy of the GPO you want to enable loopback.

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    Re: Group Policy - How to make User Config > Computer Config?

    Cheers mate

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    Re: Group Policy - How to make User Config > Computer Config?

    Be pepared for stuff to stop working

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    Re: Group Policy - How to make User Config > Computer Config?

    Quote Originally Posted by mark
    Be pepared for stuff to stop working
    :O What kind of stuff? I was just about to implement this.

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    Re: Group Policy - How to make User Config > Computer Config?

    I would test the policies first, depends what you are doing. If its home pages it shouldn't cause any problems.

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