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Windows Server 2003 Security: A Technical Reference by Roberta Bragg

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Chapter 9. Troubleshooting Group Policy

Good news! I love being the bearer of good news! The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) provides infrastructure and processes that will enable you to effectively troubleshoot many Group Policy problems. But GPMC does not answer all your troubleshooting issues. The problem is that Group Policy relies on more than Group Policy. Proper Group Policy processing relies on all of these:

  • User and computer account placement— Is the account within the hierarchy of the object that the Group Policy Object (GPO) is linked to?

  • Link status— Is the GPO linked and enabled?

  • DNS— Is DNS working appropriately?

  • The health of Active Directory— Is replication timely and occurring appropriately?

  • The health of the file replication ...

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