Thank you all for your great advice. I’ve now setup a couple of policies for the Desktop settings and Ie proxy settings and am trying to apply them to just one machine at first but it’s not having any of it! When I run gpresult on the machine it says: The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out Testing Desktop Settings Filtering: Not applied (Empty) Local Group Policy: Filtering: Not applied (Empty) Testing ie Proxy Settings: Filtering: Not applied (Empty) The computer is part of the following security groups: BUILTIN\Administrators Everyone BUILTIN\Users NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK NT AUTHORITY\Authenticated Users GPOTEST$ Domain Computers Why on earth won’t it apply them? Thank you! From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Katy Wilson Sent: 08 July 2008 11:59 To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] GPO Newgirl! Hi, Please help me! I’ve been given a project to standardise about 45 machines and 2 Terminal servers over a weekend and I think that using Group Policy is my best option, although I have no experience with it at all so am a bit scared! What we have: Windows 2003 terminal servers Laptops/Desktops mostly XP but a few Win2000. Office 2000, Outlook 2003 (a couple of Outlook 2000’s) What I have to do: Desktop Settings: Rollout new company logo to each machine and force it as desktop Force Marquee screensaver with the same comment on each machine Microsoft Word: Force Template path Force standard font/size/styles Outlook: Disable signatures Force Spell Checker on Force standard font for new emails and replies Internet Explorer (some with v6 and a few v7): Change connection settings from Automatic to a Proxy server with exceptions Force a new default home page I just have no idea where to start with all this so would love your advice please! Thank you so much 'Your Payroll Partner' Katy Wilson Network Analyst Employer Services Ltd. William Hunter House 20 Western Road Brentwood Essex CM14 4SR Katy.Wilson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx www.employerservices.co.uk Tel: 01277 230656 Fax: 01277 230782 'Your Payroll Partner' Katy Wilson Network Analyst Employer Services Ltd. William Hunter House 20 Western Road Brentwood Essex CM14 4SR mailto:Katy.Wilson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx http://www.employerservices.co.uk Tel: 01277 230656 Fax: 01277 230782 ______________________________________________________________________ This email has been scanned by the MessageLabs Email Security System. For more information please visit http://www.messagelabs.com/email ______________________________________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________ This email has been scanned by the MessageLabs Email Security System. For more information please visit http://www.messagelabs.com/email ______________________________________________________________________ Employer Services Ltd. registered in England. Registered number: 03802573. Registered Office: 66 North Quay, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. NR30 1HE This e-mail and any attachments are confidential and may well also be legally privileged. If you have received it in error, you are on notice of its status. Please notify us immediately by reply e-mail and then delete this message from your system. Please do not copy it or use it for any purposes, or disclose its contents to any other person: to do so could be a breach of confidence. Thank you for your co-operation. Please contact us on +44 (0)1277 230656 or email postmaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx if you need assistance.