I agree with Scott here but Wayne, I will also mention that if a GPO shows as "empty" that probably means you're not targeting it correctly (or GP replication is broken). If you are using per-user IE Maintenance policy then make sure that GPO is linked where your user objects are and not your computer objects. Darren From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Scott Klassen Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 9:03 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Re: (no subject) You could also use Group Policy Preferences, but it will not work for the Win2K machines. I'll tell you though, once you begin using GPP, you'll wonder how you ever got along without it. You will need either a 2008 or Vista machine to manage the setting with, and will need to deploy the extensions to your 2003 and XP systems to use GPP, but it works just fine with a 2003 domain. Scott Klassen From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of wayne mcgowan Sent: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 10:23 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] (no subject) Hi, i just want to start off with saying thanks for all the helpful information this group has provided the last few years. The problem im having: trying to put a URL on all the users desktop, when they log in ( for example: www.yahoo.com). In a Windows 2003 domain with 70% XP sp2 and 30% WIN2K clients. In GP, i add a user config. under admin. templates, desktop then active desktop. ADD/DELETE items, Enter URL: This didnt work, and it always showed up under filtering not applied (empty). So i went back and added loopback with merge, and it says it applied but nothing on the desktop and now all the computer releated GP's get filtered for the test user. I thought this was an easy process for a simple procedure, but not working like that. Thanks _____ Turn email contacts into buddies, and you could win. Enter <http://www.messengerbuddies.ca/?ocid=BUDDYOMATICENCA22> today.