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Ensuring that there are no conflicts between Group Policy Objects and View virtual desktops (1027446)

Purpose

This article provides the steps to verify and ensure that the Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Group Policy Objects (GPO) do not affect the operation of VMware View virtual desktops.

Resolution

To verify and ensure that the GPOs do not affect your View environment: 
  1. Install the Group Policy Management Console on either your domain controller or the Windows XP machine that you use to manage your Active Directory (AD) Domain.

    You can download the Group Policy Management Console at Group Policy Management Console with Service Pack 1.

    Note: The preceding link was correct as of September 20, 2010. If you find the link is broken, please provide feedback and a VMware employee will update the link.

  2. Log in to your Domain Controller or the machine that you use to manage your domain.
  3. Click Start > Run, type dsa.msc, and click OK. The Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC) Management console opens.
  4. Click Action > Find.
  5. Search for the user/computer object for which you want to test the GPOs.
  6. Temporarily relocate the computer/user object to an Organizational Unit (OU) which has no applied GPOs.

    Note: You may have to create an OU without any applied policies.

  7. Click Start > Run, type gpmc.msc, and click OK. The Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) opens.
  8. In GPMC, ensure that there are no GPOs on the OU by temporarily blocking the inheritance of GPOs to these objects.

    1. Right-click the object and click Properties.
    2. Click the Group Policy tab.
    3. Click Block Policy Inheritance.

  9. Return to the computer/virtual machine that is experiencing the issues.
  10. Click Start > Run, type gpupdate /force, and click OK. The user and computer policies on the machine are refreshed.

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