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Anonymous
April 20, 2004 3:17:21 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

I have an interesting problem. Here's what we have:

1. A Windows 2000 domain with several OU's.
2. One department (OU) has a group policy applied to it
3. Sixteen PC's in this department are all running Windows 2000 SP4, and
have Novell client installed (some applications, and user folders were on
the Novell server).

We are trying to get rid of the Novell server, in fact all user folders are
moved and most applications are moved. We have been experimenting with
removing the Novell client to see what happens. All the applications, and
drive mappings work great without Novell. The only thing is that once we
remove the Novell Client, the User settings of Group Policy do not apply.
The Computer settings are applying just fine.

All users are a member of the OU where the group policy is applied. I have
experimented with changing some of the security settings in GPMC to apply to
users individually, or to a group within that OU. I have tried removing the
computer from the domain, and rejoining and even renaming the PC (although
that shouldn't matter for User Policies). I have selected to enforce the
policy link in GPMC. I can't figure what else we need to do to get this
working.

I don't want to have to reinstall windows 2000 on all these machines,
although I am going to experiment to see if they apply to a windows 2000
machine that never had a Novell client on it.

Any ideas would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks,

Dave P
April 20, 2004 5:53:08 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

Have you tried to delete the users profile off the machine
and see if the settings withing the GPO apply? I have had
problems with old profiles not fully getting all of
novells setting out of the cracks. The only problem is if
you have settings with in the profile you might need to
keep. just ensure you save the profile saved before you
try this.

Hope this helps.

Rich


>-----Original Message-----
>I have an interesting problem. Here's what we have:
>
>1. A Windows 2000 domain with several OU's.
>2. One department (OU) has a group policy applied to it
>3. Sixteen PC's in this department are all running
Windows 2000 SP4, and
>have Novell client installed (some applications, and user
folders were on
>the Novell server).
>
>We are trying to get rid of the Novell server, in fact
all user folders are
>moved and most applications are moved. We have been
experimenting with
>removing the Novell client to see what happens. All the
applications, and
>drive mappings work great without Novell. The only thing
is that once we
>remove the Novell Client, the User settings of Group
Policy do not apply.
>The Computer settings are applying just fine.
>
>All users are a member of the OU where the group policy
is applied. I have
>experimented with changing some of the security settings
in GPMC to apply to
>users individually, or to a group within that OU. I have
tried removing the
>computer from the domain, and rejoining and even renaming
the PC (although
>that shouldn't matter for User Policies). I have
selected to enforce the
>policy link in GPMC. I can't figure what else we need to
do to get this
>working.
>
>I don't want to have to reinstall windows 2000 on all
these machines,
>although I am going to experiment to see if they apply to
a windows 2000
>machine that never had a Novell client on it.
>
>Any ideas would greatly be appreciated.
>
>Thanks,
>
>Dave P
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
April 22, 2004 3:06:54 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.group_policy (More info?)

Rich,
You know, I never thought of this. Luckily, the group that I need this for
uses a mandatory profile, and it's the same for all 20-30 employees. So, I
recreated the profile on a Windows 2000 machine without Novell on it, and
tested it out. That did the trick. I was able to successfully remove the
Novell client from the 16 call center PC's and still have the group policies
apply. We can finally turn off our last Novell Server.

Thanks,

Dave P


"Rich" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1c4701c42719$7c08e580$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> Have you tried to delete the users profile off the machine
> and see if the settings withing the GPO apply? I have had
> problems with old profiles not fully getting all of
> novells setting out of the cracks. The only problem is if
> you have settings with in the profile you might need to
> keep. just ensure you save the profile saved before you
> try this.
>
> Hope this helps.
>
> Rich
>
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >I have an interesting problem. Here's what we have:
> >
> >1. A Windows 2000 domain with several OU's.
> >2. One department (OU) has a group policy applied to it
> >3. Sixteen PC's in this department are all running
> Windows 2000 SP4, and
> >have Novell client installed (some applications, and user
> folders were on
> >the Novell server).
> >
> >We are trying to get rid of the Novell server, in fact
> all user folders are
> >moved and most applications are moved. We have been
> experimenting with
> >removing the Novell client to see what happens. All the
> applications, and
> >drive mappings work great without Novell. The only thing
> is that once we
> >remove the Novell Client, the User settings of Group
> Policy do not apply.
> >The Computer settings are applying just fine.
> >
> >All users are a member of the OU where the group policy
> is applied. I have
> >experimented with changing some of the security settings
> in GPMC to apply to
> >users individually, or to a group within that OU. I have
> tried removing the
> >computer from the domain, and rejoining and even renaming
> the PC (although
> >that shouldn't matter for User Policies). I have
> selected to enforce the
> >policy link in GPMC. I can't figure what else we need to
> do to get this
> >working.
> >
> >I don't want to have to reinstall windows 2000 on all
> these machines,
> >although I am going to experiment to see if they apply to
> a windows 2000
> >machine that never had a Novell client on it.
> >
> >Any ideas would greatly be appreciated.
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >Dave P
> >
> >
> >.
> >
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