[Samba] GPO not getting updated on Windows 10

David Mulder dmulder at samba.org
Fri Aug 11 13:30:16 UTC 2023

On 8/10/23 8:48 PM, Anantha Raghava H A via samba 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.
I wonder if perhaps you have a DC which isn't replicating the SYSVOL 
properly? Also, make sure the Version number is getting updated on the 
GPO on the SYSVOL in the GPT.INI file when you modify a policy.

David Mulder
Labs Software Engineer, Samba
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