II have created a GPO that I only want to apply to a certain group of users within an OU. Can I simply link the GPO to this group?
You cannot link a GPO to a group. GPOs can only be linked to a site, domain or OU. You can filter a GPO within its linked container by changing the default permissions on the GPO by using security groups. In this case, simply delete the Authenticated Users default group from the permissions and select the designated group and give it the Read and Apply Group Policy permissions.
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