Group Policies do not apply on a 2003 terminal server

  • 3886246
  • 02-May-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Support Pack 1 - ZDM7 SP1
Non-English Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Terminal Server


On a German (or any other non-English) version of Windows 2003 Terminal Server, the Group Policies are not applied.


Fixed in ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Service Pack 1 Interim Release 3a, available at Novell Downloads

Additional Information

The cause of the issue appeared to be the simultaneous execution of the Group Policy helper. The Group Policy helper is initially started by NWGINA at pre-desktop helper time and then later by the Workstation Manager Scheduler when the desktop is loaded. In this scenario with the non-English Windows versions, there were two instances of the helper started by the scheduler with about half a second interval.