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User Group Policy loopback processing mode

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy

Description

Applies alternate user policies when a user logs on to a computer affected by this policy.

This policy directs the system to apply the set of Group Policy objects for the computer to any user who logs on to a computer affected by this policy. It is intended for special-use computers, such as those in public places, laboratories, and classrooms, where you must modify the user policy based on the computer that is being used.

By default, the user's Group Policy objects determine which user policies apply. If this policy is enabled, then, when a user logs on to this computer, the computer's Group Policy objects determine which set of Group Policy objects applies.

To use this policy, select one of the following policy modes from the Mode box.

  • Replace indicates that the user policies defined in the computer's Group Policy objects replace the user policies normally applied to the user.

  • Merge indicates that the user policies defined in the computer's Group Policy objects and the user policies normally applied to the user are combined. If the policy settings conflict, the user policies in the computer's Group Policy objects take precedence over the user's normal policies.

If you disable this policy or do not configure it, the user's Group Policy objects determines which user policies apply.

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This policy is effective only when both the computer account and the user account are in Windows 2000 domains.

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