[gptalk] Re: Puzzler - GP for one OU not being applied

  • From: Al Bracco <wiz@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2008 15:30:29 -0400

Darren,

I was at another client today that use group policy. I looked on one of their PCs, and again, no trace of an ntuser.pol file. Could that possibly be something created by pre-2003 versions of group policy in Windows servers?

Al



At 12:04 AM 9/5/2008, you wrote:
That really doesn?t tell us much. Basically GP processing is not happening because nothing has changed since the last cycle. There has to be a ntuser.pol for both computer and user if you are deploying Admin. Template policy. Not sure why you can?t find it. You might want to try dropping out to the cmd shell and doing a dir with the hidden and system attributes shown.

Darren

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Al Bracco
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 6:52 PM
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Subject: [gptalk] Re: Puzzler - GP for one OU not being applied

I used a different tool which looks at the userenv log and here's what it found:

( I changed the actual domain and server names, the copmuter name is AA41, the username is OPR427 and the policyname is WH)

Program Hex      Time     Sub Routine     Message Text    Elapased Time
USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:548 IsSyncForegroundPolicyRefresh Asynchronous, Reason: NoNeedForSync USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:564 ApplyGroupPolicy Entering. Flags = e 0.000
USERENV 2d0.710  21:26:54:564    ProcessGPOs               0.000
USERENV 2d0.710  21:26:54:564    ProcessGPOs               0.000
USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:564 ProcessGPOs Starting user Group Policy (Async forground) processing... 0.000
USERENV 2d0.710  21:26:54:564    ProcessGPOs               0.000
USERENV 2d0.710  21:26:54:564    ProcessGPOs               0.000
USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:564 EnterCriticalPolicySectionEx Entering with timeout 600000 and flags 0x0 0.000 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:564 EnterCriticalPolicySectionEx User critical section has been claimed. Handle = 0x7bc 0.000 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:642 EnterCriticalPolicySectionEx Leaving successfully. 0.078 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:642 ProcessGPOs Machine role is 2. 0.078 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:658 PingComputer Adapter speed 100000000 bps 0.094
USERENV 2d0.710  21:26:54:658    PingComputer     First time:  0  0.094
USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:658 PingComputer Fast link. Exiting. 0.094 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:673 ProcessGPOs User name is: CN=OPR427,OU=WH,DC=domainname,DC=LOCAL, Domain name is: domainname 0.109 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:673 ProcessGPOs Domain controller is: \\servname.domainname.LOCAL Domain DN is domainname.LOCAL 0.109 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:673 ReadGPExtensions Rsop entry point not found for gptext.dll. 0.109 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:673 ReadGPExtensions Rsop entry point not found for dskquota.dll. 0.109 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:673 ReadGPExtensions Rsop entry point not found for gptext.dll. 0.109 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:673 ReadGPExtensions Rsop entry point not found for iedkcs32.dll. 0.109 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:673 ReadGPExtensions Rsop entry point not found for scecli.dll. 0.109 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:673 ReadGPExtensions Rsop entry point not found for C:\WINDOWS\System32\cscui.dll. 0.109 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:673 ReadGPExtensions Rsop entry point not found for gptext.dll. 0.109 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:673 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {35378EAC-683F-11D2-A89A-00C04FBBCFA2} 0.109 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:673 ReadStatus Read Extension's Previous status successfully. 0.109 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:673 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {0ACDD40C-75AC-47ab-BAA0-BF6DE7E7FE63} 0.109 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:689 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {25537BA6-77A8-11D2-9B6C-0000F8080861} 0.125 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:704 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {3610eda5-77ef-11d2-8dc5-00c04fa31a66} 0.140 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:704 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {426031c0-0b47-4852-b0ca-ac3d37bfcb39} 0.140 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:704 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {42B5FAAE-6536-11d2-AE5A-0000F87571E3} 0.140 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:704 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {4CFB60C1-FAA6-47f1-89AA-0B18730C9FD3} 0.140 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:704 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {827D319E-6EAC-11D2-A4EA-00C04F79F83A} 0.140 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:720 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {A2E30F80-D7DE-11d2-BBDE-00C04F86AE3B} 0.156 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:720 ReadStatus Read Extension's Previous status successfully. 0.156 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:720 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {B1BE8D72-6EAC-11D2-A4EA-00C04F79F83A} 0.156 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:720 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {C631DF4C-088F-4156-B058-4375F0853CD8} 0.156 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:720 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {c6dc5466-785a-11d2-84d0-00c04fb169f7} 0.156 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:720 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {e437bc1c-aa7d-11d2-a382-00c04f991e27} 0.156 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:720 ProcessGPOs Calling GetGPOInfo for normal policy mode 0.156 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:720 GetGPOInfo ******************************** 0.156
USERENV 2d0.710  21:26:54:736    GetGPOInfo       Entering...      0.172
USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:736 GetGPOInfo Server connection established. 0.172 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:736 GetGPOInfo Bound successfully. 0.172 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:736 SearchDSObject Searching <OU=WH,DC=domainname,DC=LOCAL> 0.172 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:736 SearchDSObject Found GPO(s): <[LDAP://cn={A0F46AC4-BAFE-49B2-85B1-009C9902D073},cn=policies,cn=system,DC=domainname,DC=LOCAL;2]> 0.172 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:736 ProcessGPO ============================== 0.172 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:736 ProcessGPO Deferring search for <LDAP://cn={A0F46AC4-BAFE-49B2-85B1-009C9902D073},cn=policies,cn=system,DC=domainname,DC=LOCAL> 0.172 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:751 SearchDSObject Searching <DC=domainname,DC=LOCAL> 0.187 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:751 SearchDSObject Found GPO(s): <[LDAP://CN={31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=domainname,DC=LOCAL;1]> 0.187 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:751 SearchDSObject The link to GPO LDAP://CN={31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=domainname,DC=LOCAL is disabled. It will be skipped for processing. 0.187 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:751 SearchDSObject Searching <CN=Default-First-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=domainname,DC=LOCAL> 0.187 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:751 SearchDSObject No GPO(s) for this object. 0.187 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:751 EvaluateDeferredGPOs Searching for GPOs in cn=policies,cn=system,DC=domainname,DC=LOCAL 0.187 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:783 ProcessGPO Found common name of: <{A0F46AC4-BAFE-49B2-85B1-009C9902D073}> 0.219 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:783 ProcessGPO Found display name of: <WH User Policy> 0.219 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:783 ProcessGPO Found user version of: GPC is 14, GPT is 14 0.219 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:798 ProcessGPO Found flags of: 0 0.234 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:798 ProcessGPO Found extensions: [{35378EAC-683F-11D2-A89A-00C04FBBCFA2}{0F6B957E-509E-11D1-A7CC-0000F87571E3}{53D6AB1D-2488-11D1-A28C-00C04FB94F17}][{A2E30F80-D7DE-11D2-BBDE-00C04F86AE3B}{FC715823-C5FB-11D1-9EEF-00A0C90347FF}][{B1BE8D72-6EAC-11D2-A4EA-00C04F79F83A}{53D6AB1D-2488-11D1-A28C-00C04FB94F17}] 0.234 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:798 ProcessGPO ============================== 0.234 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:798 GetGPOInfo Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state. 0.234
USERENV 2d0.710  21:26:54:798    GetGPOInfo       Leaving with 1  0.234
USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:798 GetGPOInfo ******************************** 0.234 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:798 ProcessGPOs Logging Data for Target <OPR427>. 0.234 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:798 ProcessGPOs OpenThreadToken failed with error 1008, assuming thread is not impersonating 0.234 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:798 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.234 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:798 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Registry 0.234 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:798 ReadStatus Read Extension's Previous status successfully. 0.234 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:798 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.234 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:814 CheckGPOs No GPO changes and no security group membership change and extension Registry has NoGPOChanges set. 0.250 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:814 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.250 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:814 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.250 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:814 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Wireless 0.250 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:814 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.250 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:814 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Wireless's status or policy time. 0.250 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:814 ProcessGPOs Extension Wireless skipped with flags 0x1000e. 0.250 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:814 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.250 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:814 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Folder Redirection 0.250 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:814 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.250 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:814 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.250 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:814 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Folder Redirection's status or policy time. 0.250 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:814 ProcessGPOs Extension Folder Redirection skipped because both deleted and changed GPO lists are empty. 0.250 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:814 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.250 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:829 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Microsoft Disk Quota 0.265 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:829 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.265 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:829 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Microsoft Disk Quota's status or policy time. 0.265 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:829 ProcessGPOs Extension Microsoft Disk Quota skipped with flags 0x1000e. 0.265 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:829 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.265 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:829 ProcessGPOs Processing extension QoS Packet Scheduler 0.265 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:829 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.265 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:829 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension QoS Packet Scheduler's status or policy time. 0.265 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:829 ProcessGPOs Extension QoS Packet Scheduler skipped with flags 0x1000e. 0.265 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:829 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.265 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:829 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Scripts 0.265 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:829 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.265 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:845 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Scripts's status or policy time. 0.281 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:845 ProcessGPOs Extension Scripts skipped because both deleted and changed GPO lists are empty. 0.281 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:845 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.281 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:845 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Internet Explorer Zonemapping 0.281 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:845 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.281 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:845 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Internet Explorer Zonemapping's status or policy time. 0.281 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:845 ProcessGPOs Extension Internet Explorer Zonemapping skipped because both deleted and changed GPO lists are empty. 0.281 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:845 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.281 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:845 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Security 0.281 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:845 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.281 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:845 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Security's status or policy time. 0.281 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:845 ProcessGPOs Extension Security skipped with flags 0x1000e. 0.281 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:845 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.281 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:861 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Internet Explorer Branding 0.297 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:861 ReadStatus Read Extension's Previous status successfully. 0.297 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:861 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.297 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:861 CheckGPOs No GPO changes and no security group membership change and extension Internet Explorer Branding has NoGPOChanges set. 0.297 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:861 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.297 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:861 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.297 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:861 ProcessGPOs Processing extension EFS recovery 0.297 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:861 CompareGPOLists One list is empty 0.297 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:861 ProcessGPOs Extension EFS recovery skipped with flags 0x1000e. 0.297 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:861 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.297 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:861 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Microsoft Offline Files 0.297 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:861 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.297 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:876 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Microsoft Offline Files's status or policy time. 0.312 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:876 ProcessGPOs Extension Microsoft Offline Files skipped with flags 0x1000e. 0.312 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:876 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.312 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:876 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Software Installation 0.312 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:876 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.312 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:876 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.312 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:876 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Software Installation's status or policy time. 0.312 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:876 ProcessGPOs Extension Software Installation skipped because both deleted and changed GPO lists are empty. 0.312 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:892 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.328 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:892 ProcessGPOs Processing extension IP Security 0.328 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:892 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.328 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:892 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension IP Security's status or policy time. 0.328 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:892 ProcessGPOs Extension IP Security skipped with flags 0x1000e. 0.328 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:892 SetFgRefreshInfo Previous User Fg policy Asynchronous, Reason: NoNeedForSync. 0.328 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:892 ProcessGPOs No WMI logging done in this policy cycle. 0.328 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:892 LeaveCriticalPolicySection Critical section 0x7bc has been released. 0.328 USERENV 2d0.710 21:26:54:892 ProcessGPOs User Group Policy has been applied. 0.328 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:311 IsSyncForegroundPolicyRefresh Asynchronous, Reason: NoNeedForSync 0.000 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:311 ApplyGroupPolicy Entering. Flags = e 0.000
USERENV 2d0.36c  21:29:26:311    ProcessGPOs               0.000
USERENV 2d0.36c  21:29:26:311    ProcessGPOs               0.000
USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:311 ProcessGPOs Starting user Group Policy (Async forground) processing... 0.000
USERENV 2d0.36c  21:29:26:311    ProcessGPOs               0.000
USERENV 2d0.36c  21:29:26:311    ProcessGPOs               0.000
USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:327 EnterCriticalPolicySectionEx Entering with timeout 600000 and flags 0x0 0.016 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:327 EnterCriticalPolicySectionEx User critical section has been claimed. Handle = 0x988 0.016 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:327 EnterCriticalPolicySectionEx Leaving successfully. 0.016 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:327 ProcessGPOs Machine role is 2. 0.016 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:389 PingComputer Adapter speed 100000000 bps 0.078
USERENV 2d0.36c  21:29:26:405    PingComputer     First time:  0  0.094
USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:405 PingComputer Fast link. Exiting. 0.094 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:420 ProcessGPOs User name is: CN=Administrator,CN=Users,DC=domainname,DC=LOCAL, Domain name is: domainname 0.109 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:420 ProcessGPOs Domain controller is: \\servname.domainname.LOCAL Domain DN is domainname.LOCAL 0.109 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:436 ReadGPExtensions Rsop entry point not found for gptext.dll. 0.125 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:436 ReadGPExtensions Rsop entry point not found for dskquota.dll. 0.125 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:436 ReadGPExtensions Rsop entry point not found for gptext.dll. 0.125 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:436 ReadGPExtensions Rsop entry point not found for iedkcs32.dll. 0.125 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:436 ReadGPExtensions Rsop entry point not found for scecli.dll. 0.125 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:436 ReadGPExtensions Rsop entry point not found for C:\WINDOWS\System32\cscui.dll. 0.125 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:436 ReadGPExtensions Rsop entry point not found for gptext.dll. 0.125 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:436 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {35378EAC-683F-11D2-A89A-00C04FBBCFA2} 0.125 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:436 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {0ACDD40C-75AC-47ab-BAA0-BF6DE7E7FE63} 0.125 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:436 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {25537BA6-77A8-11D2-9B6C-0000F8080861} 0.125 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:436 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {3610eda5-77ef-11d2-8dc5-00c04fa31a66} 0.125 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:452 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {426031c0-0b47-4852-b0ca-ac3d37bfcb39} 0.141 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:452 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {42B5FAAE-6536-11d2-AE5A-0000F87571E3} 0.141 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:452 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {4CFB60C1-FAA6-47f1-89AA-0B18730C9FD3} 0.141 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:452 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {827D319E-6EAC-11D2-A4EA-00C04F79F83A} 0.141 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:452 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {A2E30F80-D7DE-11d2-BBDE-00C04F86AE3B} 0.141 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:452 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {B1BE8D72-6EAC-11D2-A4EA-00C04F79F83A} 0.141 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:452 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {C631DF4C-088F-4156-B058-4375F0853CD8} 0.141 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:452 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {c6dc5466-785a-11d2-84d0-00c04fb169f7} 0.141 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:452 ReadExtStatus Reading Previous Status for extension {e437bc1c-aa7d-11d2-a382-00c04f991e27} 0.141 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:561 ProcessGPOs Calling GetGPOInfo for normal policy mode 0.250 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:561 GetGPOInfo ******************************** 0.250
USERENV 2d0.36c  21:29:26:561    GetGPOInfo       Entering...      0.250
USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:561 GetGPOInfo Server connection established. 0.250 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:577 GetGPOInfo Bound successfully. 0.266 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:577 SearchDSObject Searching <DC=domainname,DC=LOCAL> 0.266 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:577 SearchDSObject Found GPO(s): <[LDAP://CN={31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=domainname,DC=LOCAL;1]> 0.266 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:577 SearchDSObject The link to GPO LDAP://CN={31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9},CN=Policies,CN=System,DC=domainname,DC=LOCAL is disabled. It will be skipped for processing. 0.266 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:577 SearchDSObject Searching <CN=Default-First-Site-Name,CN=Sites,CN=Configuration,DC=domainname,DC=LOCAL> 0.266 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:577 SearchDSObject No GPO(s) for this object. 0.266 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:577 GetGPOInfo Local GPO's gpt.ini is not accessible, assuming default state. 0.266
USERENV 2d0.36c  21:29:26:592    GetGPOInfo       Leaving with 1  0.281
USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:592 GetGPOInfo ******************************** 0.281 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:592 ProcessGPOs Logging Data for Target <administrator>. 0.281 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:592 ProcessGPOs OpenThreadToken failed with error 1008, assuming thread is not impersonating 0.281 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:592 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.281 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:592 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Registry 0.281 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:592 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.281 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:592 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Registry's status or policy time. 0.281 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:592 ProcessGPOs Extension Registry skipped because both deleted and changed GPO lists are empty. 0.281 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:608 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.297 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:608 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Wireless 0.297 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:608 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.297 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:608 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Wireless's status or policy time. 0.297 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:608 ProcessGPOs Extension Wireless skipped with flags 0x1000e. 0.297 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:608 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.297 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:608 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Folder Redirection 0.297 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:608 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.297 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:608 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.297 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:608 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Folder Redirection's status or policy time. 0.297 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:608 ProcessGPOs Extension Folder Redirection skipped because both deleted and changed GPO lists are empty. 0.297 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:608 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.297 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:608 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Microsoft Disk Quota 0.297 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:624 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.313 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:624 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Microsoft Disk Quota's status or policy time. 0.313 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:624 ProcessGPOs Extension Microsoft Disk Quota skipped with flags 0x1000e. 0.313 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:624 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.313 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:624 ProcessGPOs Processing extension QoS Packet Scheduler 0.313 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:624 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.313 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:624 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension QoS Packet Scheduler's status or policy time. 0.313 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:624 ProcessGPOs Extension QoS Packet Scheduler skipped with flags 0x1000e. 0.313 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:624 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.313 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:624 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Scripts 0.313 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:639 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.328 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:639 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Scripts's status or policy time. 0.328 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:639 ProcessGPOs Extension Scripts skipped because both deleted and changed GPO lists are empty. 0.328 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:639 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.328 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:639 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Internet Explorer Zonemapping 0.328 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:639 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.328 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:639 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Internet Explorer Zonemapping's status or policy time. 0.328 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:639 ProcessGPOs Extension Internet Explorer Zonemapping skipped because both deleted and changed GPO lists are empty. 0.328 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:639 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.328 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:639 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Security 0.328 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:655 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.344 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:655 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Security's status or policy time. 0.344 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:655 ProcessGPOs Extension Security skipped with flags 0x1000e. 0.344 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:655 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.344 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:655 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Internet Explorer Branding 0.344 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:655 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.344 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:655 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Internet Explorer Branding's status or policy time. 0.344 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:655 ProcessGPOs Extension Internet Explorer Branding skipped because both deleted and changed GPO lists are empty. 0.344 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:655 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.344 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:655 ProcessGPOs Processing extension EFS recovery 0.344 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:655 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.344 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:655 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension EFS recovery's status or policy time. 0.344 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:670 ProcessGPOs Extension EFS recovery skipped with flags 0x1000e. 0.359 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:670 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.359 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:670 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Microsoft Offline Files 0.359 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:670 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.359 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:670 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Microsoft Offline Files's status or policy time. 0.359 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:670 ProcessGPOs Extension Microsoft Offline Files skipped with flags 0x1000e. 0.359 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:670 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.359 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:670 ProcessGPOs Processing extension Software Installation 0.359 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:670 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.359 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:670 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.359 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:670 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension Software Installation's status or policy time. 0.359 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:670 ProcessGPOs Extension Software Installation skipped because both deleted and changed GPO lists are empty. 0.359 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:670 ProcessGPOs ----------------------- 0.359 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:686 ProcessGPOs Processing extension IP Security 0.375 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:686 CompareGPOLists The lists are the same. 0.375 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:686 CheckGPOs No GPO changes but couldn't read extension IP Security's status or policy time. 0.375 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:686 ProcessGPOs Extension IP Security skipped with flags 0x1000e. 0.375 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:686 SetFgRefreshInfo Previous User Fg policy Asynchronous, Reason: NoNeedForSync. 0.375 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:686 ProcessGPOs No WMI logging done in this policy cycle. 0.375 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:686 LeaveCriticalPolicySection Critical section 0x988 has been released. 0.375 USERENV 2d0.36c 21:29:26:686 ProcessGPOs User Group Policy has been applied. 0.375





At 02:01 PM 9/4/2008, you wrote:

Al-
Absolutely the file exists when the user is not logged in. You will see it under c:\documents and settings\username if you are logged in as Administrator, which should work.

Darren

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [ mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Al Bracco
Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 10:13 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Puzzler - GP for one OU not being applied

Darren,

I suppose I have a bit of a catch-22. The "store" policy set that seems to be getting enforced incorrectly will not allow the user to do what you suggest. That means I would have to change the policy and that would affect everyone else. Since this is behaving badly, I'm hesitant to do that. Is the file you reference (ntuser.pol) only in existence when the user is logged in, or does it hang around after logoff and I could I find it somehow if logged in as administrator?

Al

At 04:28 PM 9/1/2008, you wrote:

Just out of curiosity, can you do the following:

Get either the command-line Regview.exe from the 2003 resource kit tools or my GUI PolViewer.exe utility (<http://www.gpoguy.com/polviewer.htm> <http://www.gpoguy.com/polviewer.htm>www.gpoguy.com/polviewer.htm). While logged in as the user who is getting the errant policies, open the file within %userprofile% called ntuser.pol (it might be hidden), from one of the tools above. That file contains an archive of all of the GP registry settings that are applying to the user. See if the errant policy is in that list. If so, you might want to try renaming that file to something else and then doing a gpupdate /force and see if that helps.

Darren


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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [<mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> <mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Al Bracco
Sent: Monday, September 01, 2008 1:13 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Puzzler - GP for one OU not being applied

I have previously posted this on Tek-tips = here is the transcript so far.

QUESTION:
Windows 2003 SP2 server (single DC). Had previously setup an OU and GP for 8 PCs located in stores that needed to be very locked down. Now one of those PCs needs some additional functionality enable. I created a new OU and moved that user account into it. I am using GPM. I created a new policy for that OU with my user configuration changes. It has been linked and enforced. I saw it work once for about 5 minutes after doing a gpupdate. After rebooting the PC, it stopped working. Instead of the new policy being applied, the old policy seems to be enforced. However, the new policy is the only one listed for this OU in GPM. I am not enforcing a domain default policy, either.

If I run the Group Policy Results wizard for this computer/user, it shows my new GP0 as being the only one applied. I know the settings in the policy itself are correct.

Any ideas on where to look next?

Al

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HANDLE: gmail2
POSTED ON: Aug 21, 2008

REPLY:
that sounds very strange indeed !!! You say that RSoP shows the policy being applied so this should mean that the policies you have on place are being applied .. why so you think thwy're not ?? Can you give us some examples of what you configured that isn't working as expected ?



HANDLE: albracco
POSTED ON: Aug 22, 2008

REPLY:
The store PCS are extremely locked down, so they can't change anything in Windows - just run the retail sql application they need. One example is printers. From the store PCs, they do not have the ability to get to Control Panel at all, never mind do anything with printers. The one PC in question is actually in the warehouse. That PC has 4 printers attached, and he needs the ability to select a printer from various applications. So, we need to unblock most restrictions to do with printers. When it worked for that brief time, the user could see control panel, and the only thing in it was Printers. And, from the various Windows applications, he could select the printer he needed. When the policy is not applied, he is completely locked out of those functions. We have had to keep him logged in as administrator so he can do what he needs. Obviously, we don't want to continue that.

It seems like the old policy is still being applied, rather than the new one. Maybe it had something to do with when I moved the user account to the new OU? Perhaps I should try deleting the user account and creating a new one?

Al
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HANDLE: gmail2
POSTED ON: Aug 30, 2008

REPLY:
sorry for the late reply on this. I wouldn't go deleting the account, but you could create a new one in the same environment, same group membership etc, and see if the policies have been applied ok

Also, I presume you've already checked, but are there any warnings/errors in eventviewer or RSoP that indicate group policy processing failed?

I still can't quiet understand how RSoP could show the settings you want yet they're not being applied. If you want you can use GPMC to save a HTML report of group policy results (RSoP) and list it here, and I'll have a look. Change any company/user names etc on the report as you see fit.

Sorry I haven't been able to provide you with a concrete solution, but we don't have to admit defeat just yet !!!



HANDLE: Lemon13
POSTED ON: Aug 31, 2008

REPLY:
that i understand, the computers are in one ou and the restrictions apply, the u created another ou where u put in a user that weakens the restrictions for him on one of the pc´s in the other ou afik that wont work the restrictions are cumulativ with the most restrictive in place
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HANDLE: gmail2
POSTED ON: Aug 31, 2008

REPLY:
I don't think that's the case here because logging as admin means the restrictions are not in place. If the restrictions were per machine, it would apply to all accounts, even local ones


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HANDLE: albracco
POSTED ON: Sep 1, 2008

REPLY:
yes, the policies are per user, not computer. I don't have a default policy that applies to everyone, just individual policies per OU and no policy for admin. If I log into that computer with a username from the "stores" OU, it applies the correct policies. if I login with the more restricted username, I still get the store policy characteristics, even though that policy is only linked to the stores OU.

A real puzzler...
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Al Bracco
GIAC Certified Computer Security Analyst
Microsoft, Linux and SCO Certified Professional

Open Systems Computing Corp
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Al Bracco
GIAC Certified Computer Security Analyst
Microsoft, Linux and SCO Certified Professional

Open Systems Computing Corp
1341 Hamburg Turnpike
Suite 2, Floor 2
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-709-9400
973-709-9410 (fax)
www.opensystemscomputing.com
www.go2unix.com

Al Bracco
GIAC Certified Computer Security Analyst
Microsoft, Linux and SCO Certified Professional

Open Systems Computing Corp
1341 Hamburg Turnpike
Suite 2, Floor 2
Wayne, NJ 07470
973-709-9400
973-709-9410 (fax)
www.opensystemscomputing.com
www.go2unix.com

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