How not to apply


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Bruce Musgrove

I know this will be simple for several of you but for some reason my mind
can't grab this concept....

Screen saver is activated via GPA at the domain level. I have a few PC's
that we need to turn this feature off.

How do I do this short of creating a new OU for these machines, blocking
inheritance, and then maintaining second GP identical to the Domain one
except for turning off the screen saver?

I am trying to avoid having to maintain two separate GP's that are
identical except for the Screen saver issue. I don't mind activating a
second one just to turn off the screen saver, as long as I can keep the root
domain level policy applying with my default settings.
 
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Laura E. Hunter \(MVP\)

You can configure filtering of Group Policy using either OUs or security
groups.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows200...?url=/windows2000/en/advanced/help/filter.htm

For the scenario you describe, you can create a second GPO that only
contains the relevant screensaver setting, then create a group containing
the relevant users and give them the "Read" and "Apply Group Policy"
permission for the GPO. (Removing those permissions for all other users.)
Remember that 2000 & XP machines & users can apply multiple GPOs, you don't
need to rely on just one.
 

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