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Microsoft® Windows® Group Policy Guide by William R. Stanek, Derek Melber, Darren Mar-Elia, The Microsoft Group Policy Team

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Group Policy Settings Are Not Being Applied Due to Infrastructure Problems

Because the final application of Group Policy settings depends heavily on the domain controllers replicating the GPOs, there are many areas where the process can fail. This is not to say that Active Directory is unstable; rather, there are many areas that can be configured incorrectly, which can break the application of Group Policy settings.

This section focuses on the many aspects of configuration that are on the server side or for which the server is responsible. Smaller problems will arise due to the server, but we will look only at the most common problems that make Group Policy fail to apply to clients.

Domain Controllers Are Not Available

It is common for Group Policy ...

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