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By tooswt2bbad ·
When implimenting policies on workstations I am finding that some of the policy options are being accepted while others are not, or some computer accept the full policy, my biggest problem has been disabling the logoff button, taskbar button, and shutdown button from the "ctrl-alt-delete" screen. I am using policy editor to make these changes however it a 50/50 shot on which computers are accepting the policy the other are not affected. Please let me know if you have any suggestion as to what Imight be doing wrong

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Chris
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by knudson In reply to Policy Not taking effect

There are 2 parts to policies, POLEDIT which is what you use to edit and create policies, and group policies which is runs on the workstations you want to obey those policies. On the machines that are NOT accepting the polices go to Control Panel/Add Remove Software/Windows Setup/System tools/ if Group Policies is not present, or not checked you need to add it. Unfortunately the only way I know how to do this locally at each workstations (I think there is a way to force it but I don't remember). If it is in Windows Setup, check it. If not install from the Win98 cd "Win98\tools\reskit\netadmin\poledit" and select the grouppol.inf. After you reboot,and logon it should be OK, (Note I remember some settings took 2 logons, downloaded on the first logon, implemented on the second restart). Final comment when I had this problem, all of the same machines came from the same vendor, some had it installed, some didn't.

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by tstumph In reply to Policy Not taking effect

This may be obvious but I'm assuming you are using the automatic mode to apply your policies. The .pol file is applied from the netlogon dir of your domain controllers. Make sure you have it on all the domain controllers netlogon directory and also ensure that the shares are correct. (Speaking from experience!) Also if you have the live .pol file loaded as a hive in regedt32, it can lock it and workstations won't be able to download it. Hope this helps...

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