Group Policy Issues 2003

Dell / Poweredge 1600sc
September 16, 2010 at 07:59:27
Specs: Server 2K3
Two Servers (running Win2K3 R2), one is DC in a 150 user domain running DHCP,DNS,AD. The other is a file and print server.

I can't connect to any network printer from users in a certain group. The error says that 'a policy is in effect which is preventing you connecting to this print queue'. This has started happening since I installed GPMC snap-in. I installed the snap in, and designed my own policy, but it seems they are being out-ruled by an old policy.

I have checked in the GPMC and the only policies are:

Defauly Domain Policy
Default Domain Controller Policy
My Policy

I have disabled all policies, and even deleted my own one, but there still seems to be a policy in place. Certain things are disabled, like network connection properties etc. I also checked the root of where the policies are stored (sysvol) and there are no policies showing in there.

There was an IT company contracted here a few years back, and I believe it's one of their policies still going. The previous IT company (X for examples) have a shared folder (c:\x) where logon scripts and policies are stored, but I dont know how to access the policies here as they won't show up in GPMC.

Sorry, a bit long winded, but this is getting very frustrating. Any ideas please?


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September 16, 2010 at 19:39:47
Have you tried running gpresult on the problem machines? It should tell you what group policies are affecting it. It may give you something to search for.


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