[gptalk] Re: User GPO is changing the registry, but setting is not applied

  • From: jfvanmeter@xxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 12:02:22 +0000

Hello Chris, do you see your setting in the registry.pol file on the 
workstation? You can sue polview to view the file. On the DC do you get any 
errors relating to Admin Templates when you access the policy? 

Take Care and Have Fun --John
 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: "Clemson, Chris (IHG)" <Chris.Clemson@xxxxxxx>
> Hello everyone,
> I found this list after doing a web search on GPO troubleshooting.
> Apologies if this has been asked before - I did search in the archives,
> but couldn't find anything relevant.
> 
> I have a problem with a custom ADM I have made.
> Basically I created it to force Outlook 2003 to select a GC local to a
> site, instead of the GC in the (different) site where the user's mailbox
> is stored.
> The setting itself works, as if i apply the following .reg file to my
> machine then it outlook connects to this server every time:
> 
> Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
>  
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Exchange\Exchange Provider]
> "DS Server"="xxx.yyy.corp.local"
> 
> 
> When I try and do this via a policy (which my machine downloads without
> a problem), it just ignores the setting and outlook uses it's normal
> process for selecting a GC.
> 
> The exported (applied) setting from my machine's registry is as follows:
> 
> [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Exchange\Exchange
> Provider]
> "DS Server"="xxx.yyy.corp.local"
> 
> I have rebooted serveral times since I applied this policy, what am i
> doing wrong?
> Using the Group Policy Results under GPMC against my machine shows this
> setting applied under "Extra Registry Settings".
> I guess I needn't use the "Policies" section, but I don't like the idea
> of the "tattooing" effect this will have - I had enough grief with that
> effect under NT4!
> 
> Does anyone have an idea on why this is happening?
> Thank you,
> 
> Chris
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