Windows 2000 Client May Not Apply Group Policies

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SYMPTOMS

A client computer running Windows 2000 may not apply group policies that are assigned to it at the site, domain, or organizational unit (OU) level.

CAUSE

This behavior can occur if a DNS server address is not correctly configured in the client computer's Internet Protocol (IP) properties.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue:
  1. Right-click My Network Places, and then click Properties.
  2. Right-click Local Area Connection, and then click Properties.
  3. Double-click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).
  4. Click Use the following DNS server addresses, and then type the correct DNS server address or addresses.
NOTE: If you do not have permission to adjust this setting, an administrator needs to correct the setting or verify the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) scope that is granting the DNS server addresses. An administrator should verify that the DHCP scope contains the correct DNS server address or addresses.

STATUS

This behavior is by design.

MORE INFORMATION

You can use Gpresult.exe (a tool included in the Microsoft Windows 2000 Resource Kit) to troubleshoot group policy issues. If you run this tool from a command line at the client computer for a user who does not receive the computer's policies, look for entries similar to the following example:
The user is a member of the following security groups:
LookupAccountSid failed with 1789
\Everyone
Builtin\Users

LookupAccountSid failed with 1789
LookupAccountSid failed with 1789
\LOCAL
NTAuthority\Interactive
NT Authority\Authenticated Users

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Article ID: 246108 - Last Review: October 22, 2013 - Revision: 3.1
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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