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    Group Policy Search??

    We've been having a few little niggles for ages and ive now thought it about time to correct them; things such as taking old Homepage or proxy settings (which havnt been in use for ages!). In AD on MS2003


    No. 1 - Any idea why the feck it does this?

    No. 2 - (And hopefully the answer/solution to No1) (duplicate/conflicting policies)

    Is there a search tool for searching all entries in your group policies? ie something which would search keys so that i could type n the known proxy name and find which policy still has that entry

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    Re: Group Policy Search??

    The Group Policy Management Console (available for download at Microsoft) has a rather handy reporting feature that will list all of the settings in a policy. Quite why it wasn't included with Server 2003 as standard is anyone's guess.

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    Re: Group Policy Search??

    Afaik it is installed as standard with sp1.

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    Re: Group Policy Search??

    Yeah ive used the above. Just been and double checked through every applied policy and there isnt any conflicting or duplicate polices.

    Thats why i wanted one which could maybe make a text file outlining every policy as i am either missing one, or ones been "deleted" but is still there in teh background.

    Symtoms are the likes of;
    Logon message - displays on some computers but not others.
    Homepage and proxy settings - were 100% fine last week but now and previously these could be quite random- applied old policies, then new for no apparent reason.

    Any other ideas?

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    Re: Group Policy Search??

    Tried using the RSop MMC snap-in? Always works for me when I'm trying to track something like that down. Nice in conjunction with gpresult.

    http://www.setup32.com/resource-guid...nment-rsop.php

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    Re: Group Policy Search??

    have you tried resetting the computer account in AD? Long shot I know but...

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    Re: Group Policy Search??

    have you tried running gpresult on the problem pcs?

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    Re: Group Policy Search??

    Quote Originally Posted by TeddyKGB
    have you tried resetting the computer account in AD? Long shot I know but...
    Sorry? You mean deleting and remaking the policies? No. 90% of the pcs have no symptoms at all, with the other 10% only not showing the logon message ie "You must not use this computer..."
    Only occasionally does something else crop up. Its strange

    Quote Originally Posted by misterbusy-2
    have you tried running gpresult on the problem pcs?
    Yes, all policies are applied as they should be. Thats whats got me stumpped. As far as i can see theres nothing wrong with the policies


    Quote Originally Posted by Diello
    Tried using the RSop MMC snap-in? Always works for me when I'm trying to track something like that down. Nice in conjunction with gpresult.

    http://www.setup32.com/resource-guid...nment-rsop.php
    Yes but i didnt go into any great depth so ill try it again tomorrow :beer:

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    Re: Group Policy Search??

    One major problem we got not so long ago was when we moved to a new proxy.

    We applied the policy as normal but the staff OU didnt pick up the change. It was in the default domain policy which was also forced for good measure.
    When i made a new account in the staff OU the new proxy was picked up fine. We ended up remaking every staff members account in order for them to get the change.
    Pupils and admin took the changes first time.

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