The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by John Bowden, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. John Bowden

    John Bowden Guest

    Hi There, this is the message that I get when after I logon to my Windows
    2003 server and run gpresult

    I have 4 policies and only one of them applies, they other three don't. They
    are all sitting in the same OU so this is the part that I can't figure out. I
    have been going through past email's that have similar problems but none
    really point me in the right direction.

    Below is just a short part of the gpresult


    Applied Group Policy Objects
    -----------------------------
    Desktop Settings

    The following GPOs were not applied because they were filtered out
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
    Windows Update
    Filtering: Not Applied (Empty)

    Local Group Policy
    Filtering: Not Applied (Empty)

    File Settings
    Filtering: Not Applied (Empty)


    Thanks in advance for any help
     
    John Bowden, Jan 7, 2005
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  2. Hi John,

    I understand the problem to be: After you configured GPO and link it to an
    OU, 3 GPO has not been applied. If I'm out of base, please feel free to let
    me know.

    Before troubleshoot this issue, please let me know whether the issue
    happens on all client users/computers in the OU or only certain
    user/computer in the OU.

    Then, please let me know what policy has been configured on the GPOs. Have
    you changed Computer configuration or User configuration or both?

    Finally, please post the entire GPResult here.

    I'd like to provide you with the following suggestions.

    I'd like to provide you with the following information as well.

    Info 1. Check GPO status.

    1. Open GPMC.
    2. Navigate to Group Policy Management|Forest|Domains|Domain.com|Group
    Policy Objects.
    3. Click the problematic GPO and click the Details tab in the right pane.
    4. Make sure that the GPO Status is Enabled.

    [Note] If the GPO Status is Computer configuration settings disabled, the
    computer configuration settings will be ignored. If the GPO Status is User
    configuration settings disabled, the user configuration settings will be
    ignored.

    Info 2. GPUpdate.

    Please make sure that all domain controllers and clients had run GPUpdate
    command.

    [Note] If it is a Computer configuration, you need to reboot the client
    computers. If it is a User configuration, you need to logoff and logon
    again on the clients.

    Info 3. Computer configuration and User configuration.

    If you're configuring Computer configuration in a GPO, and apply it, the
    User configuration is empty and the "Filtering: Not Applied (Empty)" info
    will be shown in the User settings section of GPResult.

    If you're configureing User configuration in a GPO, and apply it, the
    Computer configuration is empty and the "Filtering: Not Applied (Empty)"
    info will be shown in the Computer settings section of GPResult.

    If this is the case, the info is correct and you can ignore it.

    I hope the above info helps. And I look forward to your update.

    Have a nice day!

    Bill Peng
    MCSE 2000, MCDBA
    Microsoft Online Partner Support

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    Bill Peng [MSFT], Jan 11, 2005
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