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How to configure a GPO in Group Policy Management – Part 2

This Guide provides a couple of further instructions on configuring GPO’s in Group Policy Management. It is a continuation from How to configure a GPO in Group Policy Management.

Prerequisite: Only members in the Domain Admins, Enterprise Admins, or Group Policy Creator Owners groups have the ability to edit existing GPO’s.


Disable user settings

Navigate to the Details tab of the specific GPO and select User Configuration Settings Disabled from the GPO status drop down list.


A message box appears requesting confirmation that you want to change the GPO status settings. Click OK to continue.


User settings are now disabled.


Configure Loop back processing

The Group Policy Loopback feature can be used to apply Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to users dependent on which computer the user logs on to.

Right-click the relevant GPO and select Edit… from the drop down list.


Group Policy Management Editor opens. Navigate to Computer Configuration – Policies – Administrative Templates – System – Group Policy. Double click the setting you want to alter, for our example, User Group Policy loopback processing mode.


The User Group Policy loopback processing mode Properties dialog box opens. Under the Setting tab, you can enable or disable the particular setting and specify the loopback processing mode that should be used. Select the Enabled radio button and the Mode will revert to Replace by default (as shown below).  Click OK to continue.


The loopback processing mode for users has been enabled. When a user logs onto a computer to which the relevant GPO applies, computer configuration settings in the GPO will now automatically apply to the user.




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