Hi there, I´m new to this message board.

I have a big problem: I need to create GPO´s for some of the Office 2k3 applications (Access, Project, Publisher and Visio).

I copied the packages to the local DFS share, created the GPO´s, assigned them to the desired security groups, added my test user in the security groups (the test user was created in the same site the issue is happening) but the GPO is not coming down. I work at IBM providing solutions for Nestlé, and that is happening in one of NUSA (Nestlé USA) divisions, which is the Purina site. The GPOs at Nestlé are all published, so by default a shortcut should appear and when the user click on that shortcut it should look for the source package and install the application, but the shortcut isn´t appearing, even if I wait 1-2+ hours.

Could please somebody shed me some light?

Thank you!
Antonio Santin
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jrsantin,

Published apps should appear in Add/Remove programs. Assigned ones should present shortcuts. Make sure you editted user portion of GPOs, as the computer portion of GPOs also contains software distribution settings.
Make sure you link policy to the container that users sit in, and that policy is not blocked at higher levels. Groups do not have to be within the container that GPO applies to, but users do.

To skip the waiting period for GPOs to apply, use "gpupdate /force" on WinXP stations...
Answered 12/08/2005 by: revizor
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How are you assigning the Policy in your AD structure?

I've run into a problem where Office 2003 in particular when assigned via GPO will not propogate down the OU tree. I had to create an individual GPO for each OU.

For clarification, here's an example. Lets' say i have 2 OU's under Users and Computers - 'Laptops' and 'Desktops'. I normally assign applications via policy at the top level of Users and Computers, but for some reason Office will not install unless I create an office install GPO in BOTH 'Laptops' and 'Desktops'.


I dont' have an explanation for it, but it was the same at last site I worked at as well.
Answered 12/08/2005 by: Bladerun
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