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Link a Group Policy object to a site, domain, or organizational unit

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To link a Group Policy object to a site, domain, or organizational unit

  1. Do one of the following:

    • To link to a domain or an organizational unit, open Active Directory Users and Computers.

    • To link to a site, open Active Directory Sites and Services.

  2. In the console tree, right-click the site, domain, or organizational unit to which you want the Group Policy object to be linked.

  3. Click Properties, and then click the Group Policy tab.

  4. To add the Group Policy object to the Group Policy Object Links list, click Add. This opens the Add a Group Policy Object Link dialog box.

  5. Click the All tab, click the Group Policy object that you want, and then click OK.

  6. In the properties dialog box for the site, domain, or organizational unit, click OK.

Notes

  • To complete this procedure, you must be logged on as a member of the Domain Administrators security group, the Enterprise Administrators security group, or the Group Policy Creator Owners security group.

  • To open Active Directory Users and Computers, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Users and Computers.

  • To open Active Directory Sites and Services, click Start, click Control Panel, double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Active Directory Sites and Services.

  • You can link a Group Policy object to specify that its settings are applied to users and computers in the site, domain, or organizational unit and that its settings are applied to users and computers in Active Directory containers that inherit policy settings from the site, domain, or organizational unit.

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Block policy inheritance

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Unlink a Group Policy object from a site, domain, or organizational unit

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Disable a Group Policy object link

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Prevent a Group Policy object from being overridden

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

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