I have heard that you can disable either the computer or the user side of a GPO. Are there any advantages to this?
Not Really. Although you may speed up the performance by a hair, it isnt worth the hassle that it introduces down the road of troubleshooting the GPO when you or someone else doesnt know that half the GPO is disabled. A well designed OU and GPO structure will only need to utilize one side at a time anyway as user accounts and computer accounts should be separated.
The GPanswers.com forum is closed now (thanks, spammers!)
But we encourage you to join us at LinkedIn in the “GPO Stuff” group.
Jeremy is regular there, and there is a reasonable system to prevent junk posts.
In all, we think it’s the right place to go for Group Policy-specific questions.
It’s a private group, but just JOIN it, and the owner should approve your request.
See you there !
-Jeremy Moskowitz, Group Policy MVP