I have recently purchased 4 machines for our Y1 and Y2 classes to play about on.
I formatted them and placed the schools volume license of xp onto them and deployed them out to the area where they were being used.
The server has all the MSI's set up so it was as simple as setting them up, logging them in, putting them on the domain and leaving them to install the software.
Now, for some reason, 3 out of 4 machines havent even bothered applying the computer gpo's, including the software installs, but the user gpo's are applying fine, start menu is restricted, desktop changed etc, folder redirections working fine.
so ive hunted around on the internet to try and find a solution and nothing i do seems to fit this problem.
The first thing i checked was the gpo results wizard, which comes up with
I looked around on the net and was told to try the rsop.msc command on the affect pc, i went down to it, and ran the command, there is a big red X on the computer policy settings but user policy settings doesnt have an x on it.Quote:
22 September 2008 15:35:14
Group Policy Infrastructure failed due to the error listed below.
The specified domain either does not exist or could not be contacted.
Note: Due to the GP Core failure, none of the other Group Policy components processed their policy. Consequently, status information for the other components is not available.
when i check the error report it also says the same as above.
Now i have looked into the local machines event viewer and for some reason it is saying it cannot contact the DC, i have pinged by name and ip and the server resolves correctly to the right IP's
I have removed them from the domain, dns, and readded them several times and no joy.
Anyone got the slightest?