[gptalk] Re: GPO Newgirl!

  • From: "Katy Wilson" <Katy.Wilson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2008 15:39:52 +0100

Ok... My terminal servers are in a separate OU.
I've created a new policy that allows GPO loopback (merged) and this
policy includes 'Disable active desktop'
...but it's not working L  The user desktop policy is over-riding it
From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]
On Behalf Of hans straat
Sent: 08 July 2008 14:53
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: GPO Newgirl!
If you want to lockdown the terminal servers stronger then the
workstations what almost the standard is you have to use Group Policy
Loopback processing. You create a gpo and link it to the OU the terminal
servers reside in and enable it with merge or replace option in the
loopback policy. Now you can totally lockdown the servers without
affecting the users while logged on to workstations. 
There is enough material to find to lockdown a terminal server
environment :) 

Katy Wilson
Network Analyst
tel: 01277 230656
fax: 01277 230782

Subject: [gptalk] GPO Newgirl!
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 11:59:26 +0100
From: Katy.Wilson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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
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
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
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.
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