Checklists of Group Policy Troubleshooting
1. Which GPO applies
to your client? - Run Gpresult.exe
2. Have you refreshed
the Group Policy settings? - Run gpupdate /force if it is Windows
2003; secedit /refreshpolicy machine_policy or user_policy /enforce if it is
3. Do you have correct
DNS settings? – Run nslookup, Ping, Ipconfig to verify connectivity and DNS
checked the health of the Group Policy objects on domain controllers.
– Run GPOTool.exe
5. Can users access
the sysvol share on the domain controller? Check the permissions of the
6. Is AD replicating
correctly? Turn on Replication events and check for the NTFRS database file
to verify AD information and sysvol information are replicated via the file
replication service (FRS).
7. Have you made a
change on the default policies that may be causing issues? It is recommended
that the default policies are not changed.
8. Are the accounts in
the correct organizational unit (OU)?
9. Are you connecting
two networks via WAN links? – A slow link may cause Relocation issue.
10. Which is the client
operating system? - Group policy is not available with legacy clients.
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