Determining If the Policy Has Been Applied

Determining if the policy in question has been applied up front can save you hours of troubleshooting. After all, if a DNS problem prevents the policy from being applied at all, then there is no sense in analyzing policy hierarchy or the details of GPO configuration. Likewise, if everything's copasetic in the network, you'll need to evaluate the GPOs in question. Finally, a visual inspection of a complex Group Policy configuration and hierarchy can still leave you unsure of whether a specific GPO will be applied to a specific account. The answer is to determine if the policy has been applied. If the policy has been applied, you may still have to do some visual inspection to determine its effect. If the ...

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