Group Policy to disable auto archive on terminal server

July 10, 2012 at 04:58:19
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 1.396 GHz / 1015 MB
Hello there

Have sbs 2008 with a windows 2003 server acting as the terminal server.
we also have outtlok 2003 on it.

I created an object called terminal server policy in which i imported the outlook admin pack into the user/admin templates area.
here i i found the auto archive option and set to disable.

within active directory i created a new OU called terminal server and then moved my terminal server into this.
when i look at the tree in active directory i now have:
My Business
sbscomputers, sbsservers and now Terminal server.(just to show ehre i created it)

i then linked terminal server ou with my new policy and set it to enforced

my problem is when i log onto the terminal server as a user i can still get into auto arcive option.
i thought it would be greyed out or something.
am i doing something wrong?#


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July 19, 2012 at 05:46:19
If I'm not mistaken, the policy to disable auto archiving is a user configuration, not a computer configuration. You applied the policy to an OU with no users in it, just a computer (the terminal server). You'll want to enable lookback processing. It applies user policies applied to a computer OU to the users of that computer only when they use that computer. (Hope that was clear). Read MS's KB article on it:

Andrew Leonard
BL Technical Services
IT Support Maryland

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