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RE: Applying Group Policies to selective OUs...
From: "Nick Duda" <nduda () VistaPrint com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2006 12:39:10 -0500

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I agree, and not to knock on anyones type of method, but that method can get very ugly and unmanageable when having 
lots of GPO's.

Additionally, you can create security groups for GPO's. It does work, and works well, but it should be should in the 
rarest of occasions.

- - Nick

- -----Original Message-----
From: Raoul Armfield [mailto:armfield () amnh org] 
Sent: Thursday, December 29, 2005 2:05 PM
To: Jim Gaudet
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Applying Group Policies to selective OUs...

Jim Gaudet wrote:
The user object, or computer object have to live in the OU. I found it
easier to just create a security group, instead of an OU. Then put the
members in the group, either user of computer. Then on the GPO, remove
the Authenticated Users group, and replace with the security group you
just created. 

Now the GPO will only be applied to this group.

That is funny, having tested this I found that this does not work.  You 
can not apply GPO to security groups or even if you could it becomes an 
administrative nightmare.  The whole point of OUs is to divide your 
organization into Organizational Units that you can apply policies to. 
What if someone needs to be part of an security group but does not need 
to have a certain policy applied to them or vice versa?


- -- 
Raoul Armfield
rarmfield at amnh dot org

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