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    Laptops not loading group policies

    can someone help?

    bit of background info; our internet settings are set using GPO, as well as desktop settings and printers. Its the same on every computer in the school.

    ok, i have just setup 5 new laptops for the staff to use. If I log on to any of them using my username and password, they're fine. everything works. If i log in as anyone else, the profile is loaded, but the group policies arent. This means no internet, printers or desktops.

    I have checked AD and the laptops are in the correct OU's and the users can log in to any other computer in the school and the settings are loaded without any propblems, so its definately not a user issue.

    Its going to be the same issue on all 5 laptops as i have syspreped them and then ghosted.

    When they are logged in, i can ping them from any computer.

    If i run gpresult it says that the last time the group policy was applied for the USER SETTINGS was n/a

    The last time the group policy was applied for the COMPUTER SETTINGS was 25/02/2009 at 10:50:05

    Why is the computer settings being applied but not the users settings?

    Any help much apreciated.

    Thanks
    James
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    Is loopback policy enabled for the laptops? (Loopback processing of Group Policy).

    Have you tried manually refreshing the policys by running:

    gpupdate /force

    while logged in as the user and are there any messages in the event log that could shed any light on it. Also are the laptops connected via wireless or cable as it could be detecting it as a slow link and simply giving up.

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    Loopback is not configured.

    I have tried gpupdate /force and still the same in the gpresult.

    nothing in the event log that looks odd

    laptops wired in.

    im really stuck on this one!

    might have to reinstall windows if no joy soon. Another few days wasted!

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    Have you looked at the RSoP snapin in MMC to see if that can shine any light on to whether they can see the appropriate policies and what may be causing the issue?

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    Not sure if this will help much in comparison to what synack has suggested however are the group policies linked and enforced on the laptops OU ?

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    Have you made sure that your dns servers IP is set in each laptops tcp/ip settings? Even if your master laptop had this ... sysprep wipes it out ...... What happens is that it takes to long to login that policies time out ...

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    ok, update: when i do gpresult, i says that the laptops have applied the user group policies but in reality, they havent! the laptops are in the same OU as a number of other computers and the other computers are fine!

    could the laptops have permissions attached to them the same as users do? could they be not allowed to apply them?

    I formatted one of the laptops and reinstalled windows XP SP3, added it to the domain and the relevant OU and its still having the same problem!?!?!

    Im really stuck now.

    james

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