We have 32 Lenovo ThinkPad L512 laptops, using Intel GMA graphics and a Realtek 1GB network interface card. Are network is thus:
> Windows Serveer 2003 R2 domain, 1 DHCP server, 2 DNS servers
The following conditions are true:
> We can connect the computers to the domain > We can log into the computers using a domain account > We can ping are servers > We cannot ping the laptops (tested on 5 laptops only)
We use Group Policy Objects (GPO) to push down requried software, such as Microsoft Office, using GPUpdate /force (logged in as local admin). The following occurs when we do this:
1 Gpupdate does not find any policies. If this is the case, repeat Gpupdate /force until some policies are found 2 Policies are found, and we are offered to restart the computer. No policies are picked up 3 We are offered to restart the computer, and upon restart policies are picked up.
In circamstance 2 the following error is recorded in the event log: