Networking - Group Policy - No Internet Access


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jeffuk123

Hi

We have taken over a new customers network, where the more senior staff have
access to the Internet, but the juniro staff do not.

Within group policy it appears that a default website has been set for the
network. Senior staff can enter most other websites and access them.

However, junior staff, although they get the default homepage, whenever they
try to access any other website they get nothing. This occurs on exactly the
same PCs which the senior staff access as well.

I have checked within group policy user configuration etc, and cannot see
anywhere, that an OU setup for junior staff has had dummy proxy settings
applied.

Any ideas would be most welcome,

Thank you,
jeffuk123
 
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Bill Sanderson

This group is for the support of Windows Defender, Microsoft's antispyware
application. I don't think we have the background to answer your question
well here.

Offhand - I think the proxy settings difference you have noticed is
probably the answer. If this organization is using Microsofts Small
Business Server, I'd recommend a group supporting that software, otherwise,
a group supporting the OS which is running on the Domain controller.


jeffuk123 said:
Hi

We have taken over a new customers network, where the more senior staff
have
access to the Internet, but the juniro staff do not.

Within group policy it appears that a default website has been set for the
network. Senior staff can enter most other websites and access them.

However, junior staff, although they get the default homepage, whenever
they
try to access any other website they get nothing. This occurs on exactly
the
same PCs which the senior staff access as well.

I have checked within group policy user configuration etc, and cannot see
anywhere, that an OU setup for junior staff has had dummy proxy settings
applied.

Any ideas would be most welcome,

Thank you,
jeffuk123

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jeffuk123

Basically, you didn't know the answer.

I really cannot undersand these microsoft communites, they are rubbish.

I post a question to a Networking forum, that is what I selected, so why do
I get an answer about Windows Defender. Secondly, when I was asked to select
a forum, I selected Group Policy, I was then taken to the thread, asked again
to select a forum and the only appropriate one was Networking.

There was no Group Policy or Windows Server 2003 thread to select !!!

What has happened here? These communites used to be good, but now they are
utterly useless.

Wy all the complications?

I ask a question and it is part of Networking, so why do I get an answer
about it being being a Windows Defender thread or Small Business Server
thread? utterly pointless. Noe of which I selected !!!
 
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Bill Sanderson

You are absolutely correct--I don't know the answer. I don't think you read
my answer very well, though:

This specific networking forum was established to answer questions related
to Windows Defender and its effects on networking.

So--Windows Defender is what we know, in general--not group policy. Windows
Defender is not designed to be controlled via group policy--it is a consumer
app.

The Microsoft communities, in general, are peer communication forums--not
places where the answer is guaranteed in some sense.

If there are complications--they involve the user--you--choosing a relevant
group to ask their question in. This is not new.

You chose a forum which is labeled
"Microsoft.private.security.spyware.networking"

The security and spyware portions of that name are intended to be
descriptive.


jeffuk123 said:
Basically, you didn't know the answer.

I really cannot undersand these microsoft communites, they are rubbish.

I post a question to a Networking forum, that is what I selected, so why
do
I get an answer about Windows Defender. Secondly, when I was asked to
select
a forum, I selected Group Policy, I was then taken to the thread, asked
again
to select a forum and the only appropriate one was Networking.

There was no Group Policy or Windows Server 2003 thread to select !!!

What has happened here? These communites used to be good, but now they are
utterly useless.

Wy all the complications?

I ask a question and it is part of Networking, so why do I get an answer
about it being being a Windows Defender thread or Small Business Server
thread? utterly pointless. Noe of which I selected !!!

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jeffuk123

With all due respect. So which one do I select for Group Policy, which isn't
available!!! In addition, I selected 'Windows Server', group policy or
Windows Server 2003 isn't available within that. Madness.

Previously (about a year ago), I had no problem accessing the threads and
getting replies, now it has changed for the worst. How can Group Policy and
Windows Server 2003 not be available with the the 'Windows Server' section!!!
 
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Don Carlson\\371653

So what I am reading here is that you are in the wrong NG for what you want
to talk about, have you tried over here?

microsoft.public.windows.group_policy

microsoft.public.windows.server.general



jeffuk123 said:
With all due respect. So which one do I select for Group Policy, which
isn't
available!!! In addition, I selected 'Windows Server', group policy or
Windows Server 2003 isn't available within that. Madness.

Previously (about a year ago), I had no problem accessing the threads and
getting replies, now it has changed for the worst. How can Group Policy
and
Windows Server 2003 not be available with the the 'Windows Server'
section!!!
 
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Bill Sanderson

Thanks, Don!
(I'd have done the looking myself, but I've been pressed for time in the
last two days, and didn't feel able.)

These seem like good choices to me.

The current organization (or lack thereof) of the forum/group hierarchy has
been the subject of much head-scratching on the part of the folks who spend
time answering questions. It is far worse for those looking for a place to
ask, I believe.

Currently, the best way in seems to be to go to the product related page at
www.microsoft.com and look for links to peer support forums, and use the
lists there.


Don Carlson\371653 said:
So what I am reading here is that you are in the wrong NG for what you
want to talk about, have you tried over here?

microsoft.public.windows.group_policy

microsoft.public.windows.server.general

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Don Carlson\\371653

Bill,

Your welcome, I do know how it is getting around and back to messages. I
just happened to be on a venture trying to find something myself and had the
information available.

Don


Bill Sanderson said:
Thanks, Don!
(I'd have done the looking myself, but I've been pressed for time in the
last two days, and didn't feel able.)

These seem like good choices to me.

The current organization (or lack thereof) of the forum/group hierarchy
has been the subject of much head-scratching on the part of the folks who
spend time answering questions. It is far worse for those looking for a
place to ask, I believe.

Currently, the best way in seems to be to go to the product related page
at www.microsoft.com and look for links to peer support forums, and use
the lists there.
 

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