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User Group Policy loopback processing mode changes in Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2
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This article discusses loopback processing changes in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
When you configure a computer that is running a version of Windows that was released before Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 for User group policy Loopback processing, the permissions for the computer account on the user-related Group Policy Object do not matter. In this situation, Read and Apply permissions are sufficient to successfully apply the Group Policy Object.
Starting in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, this behavior changed.
Consider the following scenarios:
Article ID: 953768 - Last Review: February 20, 2013 - Revision: 5.0