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A GPO Will Have In Effect For Client Computers Not Connected To Network.


Author: Nirmal Sharma MVP

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Summary

This article explains the logic behind having a GPO in effect even if the client computers are not connected to network.

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This article explains the logic behind having a�Group Policy Object in effect for client computers. Disconnected client computers will still apply the Group Policy Settings when they are not connected to the network.

The following will happen:

  1. GPO will still apply to local admin account of client computer.
  2. GPO will still apply in Safe Mode and Safe Mode With Networking Mode.

This behavior is by design. This is just to maintain the security of computer.

The reason and Logic behind this

Its all about the Computer Account and�relationship of client computer with domain.�Windows Operating System�and Winlogon service still assumes that a Computer�logged on to local computer or Safe Mode or Safe Mode With Networking is the part of a domain as long as Computer account of�local computer exist in domain or�a secure channel exists between�computer and Domain Controller.

Windows�assumes that the security of this computer should be maintained by a domain controller as long as it is the member of the domain. So GPO Settings will still be�applied when you log in Safe Mode or any other mode.

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Article Info
Article ID : 555995
Revision : 1
Created on : 9/21/2007
Published on : 9/21/2007
Exists online : False
Views : 422