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RE: Windoze GPO Question
From: "Quigley, Joe" <Joe.Quigley () informausa com>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2008 16:47:54 -0500
It sounds like the GPO has been applied per machine, rather than per
user. Not all settings can be done per user so they may have to move
laptop users to a separate OU and create a different policy.
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of Jon Kibler
Sent: Monday, November 10, 2008 3:25 PM
To: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Windoze GPO Question
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This may be slightly off topic, but I have a question about GPO scope.
I have a client that has a bunch of sales people who have laptops. When
they come into their office, they login to the domain. When they are on
the road, they login to 'this computer.'
The problem that the client is seeing has left me scratching my head
about how GP works. What is happening is the client has recently set
some new group policies that do things like specify which name servers
and other network resources a given OU is to use. Now, when these
laptops are taken on the road and the user tries to get Internet access,
it fails. Why? Because the GPO settings are overriding the DHCP settings
on 'this computer'.
What I don't understand is why DOMAIN OU GPOs are being applied outside
the scope of the domain. If you are not logging into the domain, why are
the domain GPOs in effect? This doesn't make sense. Has my client
somehow misconfigured AD?
Jon R. Kibler
Chief Technical Officer
Advanced Systems Engineering Technology, Inc.
Charleston, SC USA
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