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    Assign GPO to computer group

    I'm trying to assign some software via GPO to a select group of PCs that are spread out over a few different OUs.

    I've created a group and made the stations a member of the group. Created a GPO that assigns the software and removed authenticated users from the security filtering section and added my new group giving them 'assign group policy' rights.

    However, the software never seems to arrive.

    I've tested the same package just by assigning it to a test OU which is as I normally would allocate software and it installs with no issues.

    What stage am I missing? I've googled this to death and can't find what I've done wrong.

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    Re: Assign GPO to computer group

    Set the loopback policy to merge

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/231287

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    Re: Assign GPO to computer group

    Thanks for the reply. Why would I need to do that? The computer itself is a member of the security group, not the user, and the policy is set on the computer section of the GPO.

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    Re: Assign GPO to computer group

    Tried it with the user policy merged but no difference.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: Assign GPO to computer group

    Are you using the GPMC?

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    Re: Assign GPO to computer group

    Yes

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    Re: Assign GPO to computer group

    Where is the GPO located in your OUs?

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    Re: Assign GPO to computer group

    The GPO is at the top level of the OU tree.
    e.g.
    Network Computer (GPO set here)
    - ICT1 Computers
    - ICT2 Computers
    - Science Computers

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    Re: Assign GPO to computer group

    Ok, well it sounds like it's setup right to me. What happens when you do Group Policy modelling? Does the GPMC think it'll apply?

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    Re: Assign GPO to computer group

    Yes it does.

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    Re: Assign GPO to computer group

    Sorry to keep bumping this, has anyone got any more ideas? I cannot see what I have done wrong.

    Could it be something like permissions on the packages share?

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    Re: Assign GPO to computer group

    Yes it might be that.

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    Re: Assign GPO to computer group

    Just gave the specific group full NTFS permissions on the packages folder, and everyone has read access to the share, still nothing. Nothing in the local machine's eventvwr.

    I just tried allocating a different package to the same group but nada.

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    Re: Assign GPO to computer group

    If there is nothing in the clients event log then there is clearly an issue elsewhere - the evnt log would confirm that a GPO has been applied successfully or whether an issue has occurred

    I've never had to set the loopback mechanism for software distrubution so i dont think its that

    Have you run the "test the policy" routine from GPMC?

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    Re: Assign GPO to computer group

    I would run gpresult on a workstation to see what GPOs are actually applied.

    Then run gpupdate /force on a workstation to make sure the policy is being pulled through.

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