Do the users have read permission but not apply? Joe From: thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:thin-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Steve Snyder Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 3:55 PM To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [THIN] Weird W2K3 GPO issues new build of W2K3R2, all current M$ patches. Server resides in an OU blocking GPO inheritance, and I have a GPO applied to this OU with very minimal settings for testing using loopback to force user settings. When I logon with a dummy user account (my daily account :) ) the policy settings don't apply (remove shutdown, disable CMD, etc.) but if I run a rsop.msc it shows the settings as being applied. If I make my dummy account a local admin on the box then the settings apply. I've enabled debugging and see entries like USERENV(16fc.15b4) 10:43:09:525 SetRegistryValue: DisableRegistryTools => 1 [OK] and in the user's registry key software\microsoft\windows\currentversion\policies\system the values are set properly, they're just not working. Any thoughts or ideas on whree to look next?