[Samba] GPO not getting updated on Windows 10

Luke Barone lukebarone at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 03:43:37 UTC 2023

What do the logs say? On the client, go to Event Viewer -> Application and
Service Logs -> Microsoft -> Windows -> GroupPolicy -> Operational.

Also, what about running a Group Policy Report (in CMD, run "gpresult /h
report.html") and checking through there to see if the linking is correct,
or if there is an error somewhere in the processing?

On Thu, Aug 10, 2023 at 8:05 PM Anantha Raghava H A via samba <
samba at lists.samba.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> Our Domain controller environment is working for over 6 years without a
> break. It started with Samba Version 4.6.5 and today running 4.18.5. We
> have only Windows 10 clients across our organisation.
> Off late, we have observed that GPOs are not getting updated when we
> change some GPOs and link them to some specific OUs. For example,
> previously, we had not allowed one specific network path to one
> particular OU and we controlled it through GPO due to organisation
> decisions, we had to allow the network path to this OU as well and hence
> the GPO was modified.
> Despite running gpupdate / force several times, it is observed that the
> changed GPO is not getting applied and the network path is still being
> blocked. We even checked by delinking all GPO for this particular OU and
> the same old GPOs are getting reapplied.
> Initially, we thought, there could be a problem in gpupdate /force may
> not be working properly and did checks using commands like "sfc
> /scannow" and the result is everything was fine on the PCs. But gpupdate
> /force continues to apply old policies.
> We even checked sysvol with samba-tool and everything seems to be fine
> there as well.
> We are now unable to figure out where the problem could be. Samba side
> or Windows client side? Or is it a GPO linking problem?
> PS: We are using Windows Server 2019 for RSAT and to Edit GPO.
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> Anantha Raghava H A
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