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I'm trying to apply some group policies on a server I have in my home, active directory is all setup and everything, but I have tried every way but the correct one to apply a group policy.

Its linked to the OU, its enforced, Default domain policies are disabled, and yet nothing freaking works.

It is delegated to the correct groups.

I do not care about sercurity at this point in time I just want to get the stupid crap to work.
    
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What exactly are you trying to enforce?

Are your client computers on the domain?
Are you putting the computers in the OU or just users/groups?

More specifics would help!
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I'd really need a bit more info to help you with AD, as what you've given isn't descriptive, but i'll try to offer some general help.

1) ALL users must be registered to the domain, and login to the domain, NOT the PC when they log in. All users must also be in an OU, and have atleast 1 policy attached to them.

2) ALL PC's must be registered to the domain, must be in an OU, and must have atleast 1 policy assigned to them.

3) Make sure you're not using Everyone or Authorized Users for any of your folders unless you want them publicly accessible.

Past that I'll need more info, like what groups you have setup, what privileges those groups have, what the folder settings are for your server, etc.
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I'm just trying to enforce some random policies like remove user name from start menu and remove my computer from the desktop.

The computers were joined to the domain. There were users created on the domain with roaming profiles. Those users were in an OU. The GPO was linked to that OU. However I did not have any computers in an OU. I was under the impression that if the user had a GPO linked to it then it did not matter which computer they were using as long as they logged in as user@domain.local it would apply the GPO to the user.

However after more research last night I believe I setup DNS wrong and that was most of my problem, cause some computers wouldn't even join the domain. So I removed the DNS and Active Directory roles to just re set everything up and then it made me logon to Administrator.server instead of Administrator. So all my data I had on my desktop under Administrator had to be retreived from Documents and Settings. I now realize it was stupid to have all my data under a specific user and so now it is in C:\\Shares\\

So I am going to set everything back up and see what happens.

Set all the shares back up, \\\\server is not accessible. However on the server, \\\\client is accessible.

I can access the shares from resolving by IP, but not by name.

For example \\\\192.168.1.50\\ works just fine, \\\\server gives the not accessible error.

NetBIOS is enabled
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