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Anonymous
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July 6, 2005 5:45:03 PM

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

If I create a group policy can you apply it to a group so that each
member of this group then has this policy? I would like to have a single
OU of users and have the group policies attached the group memberships.
All of my search always seems to have the policy on the OU not the groups.

Thanks

-Cam

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Anonymous
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July 6, 2005 6:39:03 PM

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

Hi Cameron,

you apply a GPO against an OU which then applies it against the contents of
that OU (i.e. Users, Computers, Groups). The purpose of Groups is to filter
the application of a GPO. In other you do not wish the GPO to be applied to
all users or Groups that are part of that OU. See here
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;322176 for further
explanation. Scroll down a bit to the table.

Hope this helps.

Ralph D.worgul

"Cameron" wrote:

> If I create a group policy can you apply it to a group so that each
> member of this group then has this policy? I would like to have a single
> OU of users and have the group policies attached the group memberships.
> All of my search always seems to have the policy on the OU not the groups.
>
> Thanks
>
> -Cam
>
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
July 6, 2005 11:47:59 PM

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

While you can use security group filtering for precisely the
reasons you are outlining, as others have already indicated,
I am wondering why you want to have a single OU?

In some ways this is like having a Ferrari race car and taking
it to your mechanic and asking them to put a governor on the
throttle body so it cannot go above 30 on the speedometer.

One can nest OUs and link GPOs to the nested OUs to effect
some of the types of GPO application that security group
filtering would effect. If security group filtering is heavily
used, and the GPOs are not well named to reflect their scopes
of management, then things can become obsure and harder to
quickly manage. Also, with security group filters the entire
validity of your configuration management depends not just
on objects being/remaining in the correct OU but also on the
memberships in the groups being/remaining accurate.

IMO security group filtering has an important role, but
it is best to use it only where other choices are not able
to effect the objective.

--
Roger Abell
Microsoft MVP (Windows Security)
MCSE (W2k3,W2k,Nt4) MCDBA
"Cameron" <cameron@appdepot.com> wrote in message
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> If I create a group policy can you apply it to a group so that each
> member of this group then has this policy? I would like to have a single
> OU of users and have the group policies attached the group memberships.
> All of my search always seems to have the policy on the OU not the groups.
>
> Thanks
>
> -Cam
Anonymous
a b 8 Security
July 7, 2005 2:07:02 AM

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

Hi

You can only "link" the GPO to OU,domain etc but if you want only a
particular group to be affected , link the policy to the OU then use
security filtering to apply it to only the group you want, voila

Regards

S


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