Hi folks, I need your help and advice for the following.
I will be moving the teachers laptops from the Admin domain to our Curriculum any day but I can't get the policies correct. I am happy with what I have before we introduce the wireless element. Fairly quick logons, different wallpapers (Teachers have one type pupils have another) and secure. Users also bring down a set start menu for the installed apps, different menus for the different user groups on the domain.
Here is the problem - I would like the teachers to be able to see their own start menu and desktop for the laptops but revert back to 'my' settings when on a desktop machine in an ict suite. Local logon accounts isn't a road I would like to go down and my budget doesn't exist anymore so I can't afford to purchase anything else. I tried loopback but It hasn't made any difference. GP’s are set at the User and Computer level laptop/desktop and both Computer and User Configuration have been enabled on both OU’s.
Your help on this matter would be greatly received. :?
Loopback is what you need for this but, as you have found, it can be a little temperamental. When testing, make sure you wipe the locally cached profile and run gpupdate after each policy change.
You will also find that some wireless cards are tricky to set up to connect to the domain before logon. I've found that the Intel ProSET tool for the 2200BG chipset is the best at making this work and you can even export the configuration to a EXE for setup on other machines.
The loopback should be applied to the GPO which is doing the settings. Make sure that your other settings are not configured to override these.
Also check that the laptops are definately connected before login - a quick ping should suffice for this.