[gptalk] Re: Apply GPO to Computers Only

  • From: "Darren Mar-Elia" <darren@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2006 09:14:27 -0800

It depends upon your goal. In either case, if you've got a per-user admin.
Template policy in the loopback GPO, that one will take precedence over the
user's "normal" user policy settings.

 

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Buonora, Craig (GE, Research, consultant)
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 9:12 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Apply GPO to Computers Only

 

Thought that is what I did but, what type of loopback, merge or replace. 

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 12:05 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Apply GPO to Computers Only

Ok. You have a single GPO that both enables loopback on the computer side,
and removes the map network drive option on the user side. Let's say you
want that to apply to 5 computers that all users logon to. Let's say those 5
computers are part of the "Special Computers" Group. On the permissions for
the GPO, you would first remove the Authenticated Users permission, then you
would add Special Computers with read and apply group policy, and Domain
Users with read and apply group policy. If you wanted to have the user
policy only apply to a subset of users that logon to one of those 5
machines, then you would, instead of using Domain Users on that GPO, use a
group that includes those subset of users.

 

 

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Buonora, Craig (GE, Research, consultant)
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 8:58 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Apply GPO to Computers Only

 

Sorry, thought you were referring to remove the Map Network drive function
was only in Computer Configuration. Are you saying create another GPO to set
loopback? I was setting loopbackmto Merge within the same policy as my Map
Network Drive removal setting and it does not work. If I add Domain Users to
Read and Apply, and add the machines I want to apply it to, it applies to
all machines I log in to. What am I missing?

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 11:47 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Apply GPO to Computers Only

Maybe we are talking about different things. To enable loopback, there is
only one place you can do that, under Computer Configuration\Admin
Templates\System\Group Policy\User Group Policy Loopback Processing mode

 

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Buonora, Craig (GE, Research, consultant)
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 8:40 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Apply GPO to Computers Only

 

I only found that option under User Configuration, where under Computer is
it?

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 11:28 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Apply GPO to Computers Only

The GPO that enables the loopback setting needs to be linked to computers
because it's a Computer Configuration option. That will enable loopback on
those computers. If you on that same GPO, you also set the user
configuration options you want, then that GPO has to be permissioned such
that the users you want to read it, can.

 

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Buonora, Craig (GE, Research, consultant)
Sent: Tuesday, December 12, 2006 8:23 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Apply GPO to Computers Only

 

Sorry I was a little confused on that. I added Domain Users to the policy to
Read and Apply, although I only want this to apply to 5 machines. What
loopback option are you saying to choose and does it matter what OU I link
this on, Users or Computers?

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 4:08 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Apply GPO to Computers Only

Yes. Its just a matter of using your security filters correctly. Your
loopback GPO needs to grant only the computers and users who you want to
process this policy, the read an apply gp rights, and no others.

 

 

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Buonora, Craig (GE, Research, consultant)
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 12:04 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Apply GPO to Computers Only

 

Darren thanks for the response, this GPO is to prevent users from mapping
drives. What I need to configure is to prevent any user that logs on to a
group of 5 machines [except 1 or two admins] from right-clicknig on My
Computer - Map Network Drive. Just 5 machines, not the entrie Domain and I
do NOT want to create a seperate OU for this. Can this be done?

 

Thanks,

 

Craig

 

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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2006 10:49 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Apply GPO to Computers Only

So you have a GPO that contains some logon script and sets loopback? I
suspect the problem is that you've removed authenticated users, added the
computer accounts, which is fine, but no users can read the user portion of
the loopback GPO when they logon. You might try granting Read and Apply GP
to the "Domain Users" group. That allows users to  read the GPO but not
other computers. 


Darren

 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Buonora, Craig (GE, Research, consultant)
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2006 12:59 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Apply GPO to Computers Only

 

I had another issue come up where I need to apply a User configuration item
[remove map network drive] to about 6 computers in my Domain. I created the
GPO, remove the Authenticated Users element from the delegation - Advance
tab, and added my machine names, and click Read and apply for the
permissions to each. I also included Loopback Processing to Merge with this,
I used merge and replace. I cannot get this policy to apply. This needs to
be set on 6 machines that are used by the public and I do not want to do
this locally as I would like to exclude eventually some NT accounts from the
policy so they can log on and do some admin functionality that involves
mapping drives.

 

Thank again in advance for the help.

 

Craig M. Buonora

GE Global Research Center

CompuCom Systems, Inc.

Network Services Engineer II

 

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