GroupPolicy not being used from cached ZFDGP directory on TS

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  • 12-Jul-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Support Pack 1 - ZDM7 SP1 Desktop Management
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
Citrix Presentation Server 4
Microsoft Terminal Server


On a terminal server, the GroupPolicy is always copied from the server. If the user has a valid ZfdGP, this is being ignored. The user profile is present on the workstation before the GroupPolicy is applied.


This is working as designed

Additional Information

STEPS TO REPRODUCE (Enough detail to create a test case):
  1. install a Windows 2003 standard server with Terminal Services.
  2. install the NWC4.91SP3 and ZDM7SP1HP3 on this server.
  3. create a userpackage for the 2003 terminal server.
  4. Create a GroupPolicy.
  5. make a user member of this userpackage
  6. enable ZDM logging
  7. from a Windows XP workstation start MSTSC and login to the server.
  8. logout from the MSTSC session
  9. the first time the zfdgp directory will be create. rename the c:\program files\novell\zenwork\debuglog directory
  10. from a Windows XP workstation start MSTSC and login to the server.
  11. logout from the MSTSC session
  12. check the WMGRPPOLUSER.LOG from c:\program files\novell\zenwork\debuglog. You will see in this log that the grouppolicy is downloaded again