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Group Policies Are Not Applied to Objects in an Organizational Unit Whose Name Contains an Asterisk
Article ID: 815324 - View products that this article applies to.
When you link a Group Policy object (GPO) to an organizational unit, the policies in that GPO are not successfully applied to users or computers in that organizational unit.
This problem occurs if the organizational unit's name contains an asterisk (*). Windows cannot query an organizational unit whose name contains an asterisk or any child organizational unit that has an upper-level organizational unit whose name contains an asterisk.
Service Pack InformationTo resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Windows 2000. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/260910/ )How to Obtain the Latest Windows 2000 Service Pack
Hotfix InformationA supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
The English version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Version Size File name ----------------------------------------------------------- 08-Apr-2003 16:34 5.0.2195.6688 42,256 Basesrv.dll 17-Jan-2003 16:06 5.0.2195.6656 236,304 Cmd.exe 08-Apr-2003 16:34 5.0.2195.6660 233,232 Gdi32.dll 08-Apr-2003 16:34 5.0.2195.6688 710,928 Kernel32.dll 08-Apr-2003 16:34 5.0.2195.6669 333,584 Msgina.dll 08-Apr-2003 05:54 5.0.2195.6701 90,232 Rdpwd.sys 28-Mar-2003 20:50 5.0.2195.6680 3,988,992 Sp3res.dll 08-Apr-2003 16:34 5.0.2195.6688 403,216 User32.dll 08-Apr-2003 16:34 5.0.2195.6701 386,320 Userenv.dll 08-Apr-2003 16:26 5.0.2195.6702 1,628,752 Win32k.sys 08-Apr-2003 05:48 5.0.2195.6701 181,008 Winlogon.exe 08-Apr-2003 16:34 5.0.2195.6699 252,176 Winsrv.dll 08-Apr-2003 05:54 5.0.2195.6701 90,200 Rdpwd.sys 08-Apr-2003 16:34 5.0.2195.6688 710,928 Kernel32.dll 08-Apr-2003 16:34 5.0.2195.6702 1,628,752 Win32k.sys 08-Apr-2003 16:34 5.0.2195.6699 252,176 Winsrv.dll
To work around this problem, move the user(s) or computer(s) to an organizational unit whose name does not contain an asterisk, and then link the GPO to that organizational unit.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4).
For additional information about how to obtain a hotfix for Windows 2000 Datacenter Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/265173/ )The Datacenter Program and Windows 2000 Datacenter Server Product
Article ID: 815324 - Last Review: October 26, 2006 - Revision: 1.6