I have created a virtual machine as part of my home lab, to learn about AD and group policies etc.

I have created a group policy in the Domain Controller that disables the control panel, and have linked it to an Active Directory Group.

However I can't get the group policy to apply.

Does being a virtual machine affect this?


  • “Does being a virtual machine affect this?” - It absolutely does not. Sounds like the VM hasn’t been joined to the domain. – Ramhound Dec 28 '18 at 22:17
  • I have checked and it is connected to the domain, and I can login with users that I have created in AD, it also shows that the group policy has been added when I run "gpupdate /r" – jimbob Dec 29 '18 at 13:45
  • Have you tried to reboot the machine? – Ramhound Dec 29 '18 at 18:39
  • I've decided that I will rebuild the machine and see how that goes. – jimbob Dec 29 '18 at 19:18

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