[gptalk] Re: IE maintenance policy question...

  • From: "Alan & Margaret" <syspro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 18 Aug 2007 08:20:42 +1000

Hi Craig,


What do you mean by "moving the GPO to a User OU"? Do you mean "Linking"?
And what is a User OU? Do you mean an OU that only contains Users? I am not
sure what difference this would really make. Since IE maintenance only gets
applied to Users, whether computers existed in the OU or not should not make
any difference.


Alan Cuthbertson



From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Buonora, Craig (GE, Research, consultant)
Sent: Saturday, 18 August 2007 12:49 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: IE maintenance policy question...


MM I had some issues in the past with IE regarding setting a Autoproxy URL,
which I easily resolved by moving the GPO to a User OU rather than Computer
[long story]. If you are still having issues feel free to reply back and I
will see if I can help.





From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Matthew McComas
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 3:08 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] IE maintenance policy question...


This is my first time to address this list.  The question I have regards the
IE maintenance policies.specifically those related to proxy settings.  I
have setup a policy and am applying it to my user OU in my domain.  Oddly,
when I run RSOP on a few clients it shows the policy is applied successfully
and there are no issues related to this policy reported by RSOP, however
when I check the browser settings the proxy settings have not been applied.
Further, the system has been logging this in the applog:


Event Type:        Error

Event Source:    Userenv

Event Category:                None

Event ID:              1030

Date:                     8/15/2007

Time:                     6:09:53 AM

User:                     DOMAIN\user

Computer:          COMPUTERNAME


Windows cannot query for the list of Group Policy objects. A message that
describes the reason for this was previously logged by the policy engine.


For more information, see Help and Support Center at


Finally, I was told that if there were folders "custom#" in this path the
policy was being applied.particularly if there was an *.ins file in one of
these folders w/ the proxy settings in it.  If found the folders and the
file w/ the proxy settings yet it is still not being applied:


\\%computername%\c$\Documents and Settings\%username%\Application
Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Custom Settings\


Reboots, adjusting the policy priority order, checking scope, deleting and
recreating "custom settings" folder in the profile.nothing has worked so
far.  Any clues as to what I might need to check would be great.




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