GPO applied successfully still its not working

Jimmy Afflick 80 Reputation points

Hi Experts,

We have applied GPO to disabling browsers auto updates, GPO got applied successfully still its not working in Couple of environment. The same GPO was working in all other Windows 2012 environments We have no idea what went wrong in those two environments.

Could any experts give me some idea

Thanks in advance

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  1. Yanhong Liu 3,965 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    Thank you for posting in Q&A forum.

    The GPO has been successfully implemented, but it is not functioning properly in a few environments. The following issues may be causing this:

    1. Network issues

    DNS configuration errors: Ensure that client machines can correctly resolve the DNS information for the domain controllers.

    Unstable network connections: Check the stability of network connections.

    1. GPO link issues

    GPO not linked: Verify that the GPO has been linked to the appropriate Active Directory node.

    1. Group policy filtering

    Check if any security or WMI filters are applied to these environments, which may exclude or deny the group policy.

    1. Group policy processing order If multiple GPOs are applied to these environments, their processing order may cause certain settings to be overridden or ignored.
    2. Group policy update issues: Try manually running the gpupdate /force command on client machines in these environments to force an update of group policy settings.

    If the above steps do not resolve the issue, consider enabling detailed group policy logging on client machines to collect more information about the failure cause. For detailed instructions, please refer to

    Applying Group Policy troubleshooting guidance - Windows Server | Microsoft Learn

    This document also has some reasons why gpo applications may fail.

    I hope the information above is helpful.

    Best Regards,

    Yanhong Liu


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